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Amarillo leaders take tour of Amarillo's poor neighborhoods

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - Amarillo leaders are tackling poverty head on, and they need your help to do it. 

About five dozen of Amarillo's leaders and business people hopped on buses Thursday morning to take a tour of the city's poorest areas... And we went along for the ride.

The idea wasn't to gawk at or make fun of the way these people live... It was to give people an up close look at just how badly others need help.

That's where Panhandle 20/20 comes in... They're putting together an in-depth project to help bring some of these people out of poverty. They're asking for you to join them... As a navigator. 

Anette Carlisle says, "Navigators are people who are going to work with low income families or individuals and be that one phone call away, learn about the resources in our community and connect those folks to these resources. Sometimes these folks aren't able to understand what's out there."

If you'd like to be a navigator or if your organization has a service to offer those low income families, log onto www.panhandle2020.org  

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