PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Paducah Cooperative Ministry's $2.3 million capital campaign for the Fresh Start Village for homeless women and children moved a little closer toward its goal this month with the help of a $150,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor.
This will help PCM with the next phase of construction on the small, sheltered community.
A total of 185 gifts and pledges were made toward the $150,000 match.
PCM Executive Director Heidi Suhrheinrich said "We are humbled at the generosity of everyone who donated to this project and we knew that building the Fresh Start Village was something we had to do, but we also knew it would take the support of our community to make it possible."
Four of the four bedroom housing units opened the week before Thanksgiving as nearly $1.7 million has been raised to complete the initial phase of the project.
To learn more about the Fresh Start Village or to make a donation, visit http://www.paducahcoopministry.org/ or phone 270-442-6795. Donations can also be sent to: Paducah Cooperative Ministry; 402 Legion Drive; Paducah, KY 42003 with the designation "Fresh Start Village" in the memo line.