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…For example, in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, where 40 percent of the population is below the poverty level, the area is reportedly on the upswing in a big way, with credit going to nonprofit partners such as Southern Bancorp Capital, the Walton Family Foundation, the Delta Area Health Education Center, and the umbrella Delta Bridge Project. It is a model, not because it has on a micro-level somehow removed Helena-West Helena from the macro problem of poverty, but because it demonstrates how a vibrant nonprofit infrastructure is the key element of a strategy for accessing and delivering federal resources—like those that Secretary Vilsack is promoting in the Rural Council report—for the rural communities most in need.