I admit, being in the nonprofit world, we often witness the recurring issues that are present in our communities but I recently came across this article which emphasized to me just how prevalent it is across America to struggle to meet basic needs.

A full 33% (of those who answered this survey) of American households cannot afford either (sometimes all) food, housing or medical care. Does this shock you? I took the survey and I landed only 1% point above the median score. How well do you score on these financial stability measures?

This kind of information really reinforces why UMC is focusing on 4 areas for our current grantmaking. Read more about our focus areas here.