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Philanthropist Challenges Metro Ministries to Raise $100,000

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A local philanthropist is challenging the charitable organization Metro Ministries to raise $100,000 in just six months. If they do, that private donor says he will match every dollar.

A donation of $465 will provide a mother and child a shelter bed for one month. So imagine what $200,000 could do. That's if Metro Ministries is able to raise half of the funding, and they need your help.

The Rainbow House at Metro Ministries is a shelter for homeless women and their children. It is one of five free programs offered to try and help get area homeless back to work and in a home of their own.

The challenge to raise $100,000 comes from donor Eugene Bouligny. The program has until June 21 to raise the money, and if they do, he will donate a match.

"Because we are a program, we're not a bed-for-hire overnight hotel," said Patty Clark, executive director of Metro Ministries. "It's a program for changing lives, so it takes a big staff, and a lot of money. We're very successful in what we do. We have to have the operating funds."

The program has several success stories of helping women and their children to become independent in life. Clark said she knows they can do it as long as Metro Ministries has the community's support.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by heading online to www.ccmetro.org, or donate by mail at the following address:

Corpus Christi Metro Ministries
P.O. Box 4899
Corpus Christi, TX 78469

You can also call the program at 361-887-0151.

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