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Ashley Glanzer, 15, and Mikayla Weiss, 15, both of Mount Vernon, clean walkers for Hope Haven International, an organization that helps people living with disabilities in developing countries, on Saturday in Sioux Falls. A youth group from Mitchell Wesleyan Church participated in Urban Plunge this past weekend. (Chris Mueller/Republic)

Urban Plunge event shows teens how poor, homeless live in urban areas

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SIOUX FALLS — Denver McFarlane expected to be bored. He wasn’t.

“Seeing this, it makes me want to give more,” he said.

Tara Thill was nervous at first. Later, she said the experience was life changing.


“When I got here, I saw what was truly going on and how the world is really working,” she said.

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