The Best Defense Against Hunger and Homelessness
Huskers Helping the Homeless Raises Over $60,000!
Matt Talbot hosted the 25th Annual Huskers Helping the Homeless event during the month of October to raise funds for the agency’s homeless prevention and outreach programs. More than a hundred volunteers sold raffle tickets* for a pair of Husker football tickets and accepted monetary donations from fans in the downtown area before the Husker football game on October 9th. Thanks to generous donors, enthusiastic volunteers, and supportive sponsors, more than $60,000 was raised.
“Things were different again this year due to the pandemic, but once again the community really came through for us and we are grateful,” said Susanne Blue, Executive Director. “Whether it was a $5 online donation, a raffle ticket purchase, an event sponsorship, a Facebook fundraiser, or a collection at a tailgate – all of the funds raised are vital to our operations and an important reminder of how, working together, we really can defeat hunger and homelessness in Lincoln.”
Matt Talbot has been open throughout the pandemic and continues to provide two prepared nutritious meals a day to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or near homelessness. In addition to meals, Matt Talbot provides outreach and homeless prevention services such as housing, case management, addiction counseling, showers, laundry, and mail services.
Thank you for your wonderful support!
*The top three student sellers of raffle tickets were Grant Jacob, Amauri Silva and Hunter Poling. The lucky winners of the football tickets were Ian Rich, Kurt Jenkins and Melisa Haessler. Congratulations and Go Big Red!