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

MISSOULA COUNTY

POSTED: 12:33 PM Sep 10 2013   UPDATED: 8:36 PM Sep 10 2013
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.