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Home Sweet Home May Match Challenge Exceeds Goal

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[June 10, 2014]  BLOOMINGTON - Home Sweet Home Ministries completed its 2014 May Match Community Challenge by raising $48,011. The organization’s goal was to raise $43,000 in May in order to leverage another $43,000 pledged by a group of its donors. The total raised in the 2014 May Match Community Challenge was $91,011.

The money raised during the Challenge will go to support the work that Home Sweet Home Ministries does to combat homelessness and poverty in the community. “In June, July and August we look forward to provide over 6000 nights of combined shelter for men, women and children and shared nearly 33,000 meals with our hungry neighbors,” explains Matt Drat Development and Community Relations Manager. “The resources that the Challenge has provided will not only meet the immediate needs of those we serve, but also help us to design and build programs that address the chronic issues experienced by the homeless, hungry and hurting in a way that builds on the potential that exists in every person to support themselves and experience dignity in the process,” adds Drat.

Donations are still be accepting as part of the Community Challenge. Online donations can be made at by mail to Home Sweet Home Ministries, 303 E. Oakland Ave Bloomington Illinois 61701, or by dropping off at the Billy Shelper Center at 303 E. Oakland Ave in Bloomington. May Match should be indicated on the gift.

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Home Sweet Home Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nondenominational Christian organization serving homeless and low-income individuals and families in the Bloomington Normal area through a variety of programs. Home Sweet Home operates the Mission Mart Thrift Stores in Bloomington and Lincoln Illinois. Home Sweet Home provides numerous services 24 hours daily, 365 days a year and has been since 1917. Visit  for more information.


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