Anyone can find themselves in poverty because of their circumstances or their background. In an advanced society such as the United States, it is the responsibility of the nation to provide help and support to those in poverty. Those in poverty need help to attain a reasonable standard of living, education, health care, and the support needed to have a full life. Professionals who make a career in helping the poor make it their responsibility to support those who struggle to make ends meet.

“Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war, and famine.” – Adam Schiff

“Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” – Kofi Annan

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” – John F. Kennedy

“As long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us

can truly rest.” – Nelson Mandela


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