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Ministry Challenges Others to Match Funds for Low-Income Households

The Association of Community Ministries has issued a monetary challenge of $7,000 to East Louisville Community Ministry, Inc. to match funds that will help low-income residents in east downtown neighborhoods. The association is the umbrella group for 15 local ministries in the city that will be responsible for raising $7,000, for which they will receive a total of $14,000 in matching funds for households in the Butchertown, Shelby Park, Smoketown and Phoenix Hill neighborhoods.Thee emergency financial assistance agency is a faith-based community ministry effort sponsored by local churches with the aim to stabilize impoverished households.“We are hopeful that members of the community who may have a few extra dollars to give will help our ministry to raise funds for the challenge," says ACM executive director Robert Peters. "All donations areappreciated and welcomed.”Last year, the effort served over 600 households, including hundreds of school-age children who were assisted. In addition, food boxes and commodities including fresh and frozen produce were provided to low-income residents.