They want others to know that there are Fenton residents struggling to make ends meet, too.

We all know the "stigma" so well when it comes to where you live. Flint has a terrible reputation; however, it's not as bad as the media makes it look and a lot of us LOVE living here. Fenton, on the other hand, has a reputation for being a more "upper crust" way of life, where people are financially stable.

Appearances can be deceiving, though. That's why the Fenton Area Resources & Referral Network, Inc. (FARR) is trying to get the word out that there ARE people in Fenton who need help, and they're committed to helping residents get access to it.

It was founded in 1990 and has evolved quite a bit - it's not just one central "location." It's made up of 19 churches, community groups, business owners, etc. The groups coordinate together to offer people help with housing, counseling, medical emergencies and more.

One of the most recent examples is a single mom of a young daughter whose furnace went out just days before Christmas. So, a group of churches got together and pitched in to get her a new one.

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