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Huskers Helping the Homeless Raises More than $56,000!

Five members of the Lincoln Southwest High School Softball Team collect donations outside of Super Saver.

Matt Talbot hosted the 26th annual Huskers Helping the Homeless event the weekend of September 17th to raise funds for the agency’s homeless prevention and outreach programs. Over two hundred volunteers accepted monetary donations at local stores as well as from fans in the downtown area before the Nebraska v. Oklahoma football game.  

Thanks to generous donors, enthusiastic volunteers, and supportive sponsors, more than $56,000 was raised to support agency operations 365 days year.

“The community really came through for us and we are grateful,” said Susanne Blue, Executive Director. “Whether it was a $5 online donation, an event sponsorship, throwing some cash in a bucket before heading to the game, volunteering for an hour or two, or taking a collection at a tailgate – all these contributions provide bold hope and help change lives.”

Celebrating 30 years of service in the Lincoln community, Matt Talbot is a hunger relief and outreach center for those in need.  In a typical year Matt Talbot provides approximately 100,000 nutritious prepared meals to the hungry in Lincoln and more than 40,000 outreach and prevention services such as housing, substance use evaluations, showers, laundry, and assistance with obtaining vital identification documents needed for employment.