BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) – A local government department raised funds through a community challenge in May to help tackle homelessness and food insecurity in Bloomington.

A group of donors raised $ 40,000 and asked community members to add to their contributions.

Home Sweet Home Ministries, a nonprofit, non-denominational Christian organization, ended up raising a total of $ 99,013.

Matt Burgess, chief executive officer of Home Sweet Home Ministries, said he appreciates the support of all who have an impact on the people they serve.

“Our generous donors have ensured that Home Sweet Home Ministries can continue to run
Providing basic services to people affected by homelessness and food insecurity in our community.
Thank you for giving hope to those in need, ”said Burgess.