Matthews HELP Center fundraiser reaches $100K goal

MATTHEWS – Last week, former Mayor Jim Taylor was a little worried the campaign to support the Matthews HELP Center wouldn’t reach its $100,000 goal by Labor Day. But a final bump in donations – $18,906 to be exact – was just enough to push the effort over the top.

As of Sept. 8, the “Matthews HELPing Matthews” GoFundMe raised $103,433. The amount is a combination of direct contributions to the HELP Center, donations made on the GoFundMe page and the value of in-kind donations from local corporations and businesses such as food, child care products, women’s apparel and restaurant gift cards.

“When we ask the Matthews community for support and help, they come through in many, many ways,” Taylor said. “This is truly a great community and I’m very proud to be involved here.”