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Meet Sal
Through his newspaper column, Sal Dimiceli helps about 500 people a year with food, rent and other necessities. Video Video | Update | Backstage Video | Tribute Video
The story behind the Hero
For years, Jennifer Cervantes struggled to make ends meet. And despite her best efforts, she kept falling further behind.
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Exploring the issue
About 46.2 million Americans are considered in poverty, 2.6 million more than last year. Full story