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JOY Ministries Campaign raises almost $65,000

J.O.Y. Ministries concluded their annual Christmas Campaign earlier this month raising $64,606 since the end of November.

"We are once again humbled by the outpouring of support from this community," shared JOY Vice President Hannah Peck. "We had a lofty goal for this campaign [$75,000] and while we may not have reached that goal, we are still so incredibly thankful for this huge act of generosity."

J.O.Y. Ministries operates two homeless shelters and a newly open Crisis Resource Center (400 Greensburg St). Their services include food bags, senior food boxes, resource connection/assistance, kids camp, mission weeks, backpack programs and more!

In 2023, J.O.Y. Ministries provided the following:

  • 112 homeless individuals and families housed
  • 52 people assisted in gaining permanent housing
  • 23 people assisted in gaining employment
  • 2 people connected with rehabilitation services
  • 108 homeless individuals assisted in ways other than housing
  • 2,112 food bags distributed
  • 1,416 senior food boxes distributed
  • 205 Thanksgiving & Christmas food boxes distributed
  • 47 people assisted with rent/utility assistance
  • 31 people received furniture
  • 75 people participated in Mission Week
  • 30 students participated in Camp Hope
  • 112 children provided with Christmas presents
The needs of our community are great, but you allowed J.O.Y. to minister to hundred of families, individuals, and children in 2023! This ministry is not possible without your support. Thank you for your continued support of J.O.Y. Ministries in 2024.

If you would like to support J.O.Y. Ministries, you can give online at You can also mail your gift to PO Box 114 or drop your gift by the Crisis Resource Center at 400 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY.

This story was posted on 2024-01-30 14:35:15
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