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Two couples to match donation to prevent homelessness

South Charlotte couples Tom and Heather Finke and Ken and Malinda Gill are two of four couples in the Charlotte area who are donating $50,000 each, creating a challenge pool of $200,000 to match dollar-for-dollar donations to Crisis Assistance Ministry through April 16, a Thursday.

“The investment these families are making in the well-being of struggling neighbors is inspirational,” Carol Hardison, chief executive officer of Crisis Assistance Ministry, said in a news release. “This community can’t afford any more children going to school without a safe night’s sleep and ready to learn. These leaders are setting the example of the kind of leadership and citizenship that makes Charlotte-Mecklenburg such a great community.”

Crisis Assistance Ministry is Mecklenburg County’s lead agency dedicated to preventing homelessness in the community.

“We only have until April 16 to get the match, so I call on the community to help reach the goal of stopping homelessness before it starts,” Thold Gill, chairman of the agency’s board of directors, said in the release.

Visit crisisassistance.org/matchx2 to make a donation or mail donations to Crisis Assistance Ministry.