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Sturgeon Bay: Women's Fund reaches out to men

Speaker encourages 'culture of opportunity' to empower women

8:44 AM, Jun. 15, 2013
Almost half of the women-led families in Door County with a child younger than 5 are living in poverty, according to Bret Bicoy, left, executive director of the Door County Community Foundation, during a men's breakfast on behalf of the Women's Fund on Friday morning in Sturgeon Bay.
Almost half of the women-led families in Door County with a child younger than 5 are living in poverty, according to Bret Bicoy, left, executive director of the Door County Community Foundation, during a men's breakfast on behalf of the Women's Fund on Friday morning in Sturgeon Bay.
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The Rev. Michael Brecke has lost count of the number of times he's heard people say there's no poverty in Door County.

"If you work as a laborer or in the service industry in Door County, your annual salary average is $12,375," Brecke said Friday. "Think about it."

The pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville focused primarily on local women in poverty during a men's breakfast held on behalf of the Women's Fund of Door County at 136 Restaurant. ...

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