Washington Foundation issues $50,000 challenge grant to build new Poverello


MISSOULA, Mont. - The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has helped close the funding gap to build a new Poverello Center in Missoula.

The Missoula philanthropic organization has issued a $50,000 challenge grant to contributors.

Poverello said now through November 1, for every dollar donated, the foundation will  match it through that grant.

A private sector fundraising campaign has raised more than $1.2 million towards a $1.6 million goal.

Poverello plans to build a new emergency shelter and soup kitchen at the old Trails End bar site on West Broadway.

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