The Joint Urban Ministry Project’s (JUMP) largest annual fundraising event, the Spring Campaign, fell short by $7000 to meet $30,000 goal.
A highly sought after community resource, JUMP distributed 5690 vouchers valued at $98,062 from nearly 30 local vendors to help families in need in last year.
Wanda Hines, Director of JUMP announced, “At this time, our primary goal will be to raise awareness while increasing efforts and partnerships to meet JUMP’s remaining 2015 funding. We want to return to serving the needs of the same number of clients that we served two years ago in 2013. She added, “The needs remain unrelenting and this year JUMP does not want to turn away another 2027 individuals and/or families who are homeless or nearly homeless, living with physical and/or mental disability, unemployed or underemployed, formerly incarcerated, in recovery from substance abuse or simply one pay check away from poverty.”
JUMP’s Board President, Beth Dreibelbis, concurred, “Our challenge is to grow as quickly as the needs grow, right now we can’t do this important work alone. We need to raise awareness about the need in our area. Your support is needed and appreciated. “