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BRIDGETON — The M25 Initiative Board of Trustees recently launched a new grant program to assist nonprofits and churches in Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland to provide hot showers to individuals who are dealing with homelessness. The M25 Initiative will provide up to $15,000 ($5,000 per municipality) in grant funding beginning in January 2022.

“The M25 Initiative was founded on the mission of equipping and empowering individuals and groups in our community to care for our neighbors who are struggling,” said Ray Garcia, president of the M25 Initiative. “The shower program continues the work of assisting our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness by ensuring they have access to basic sanitary needs, such as a shower. We are proud to support the work of the nonprofits and churches that are providing a hot shower to those in need.”

“Where there is soap and water, there are smiles and hope,” said Dave Moore, president-elect & chair of the Community Transformation Committee. “Sharing smiles and hope reflects engagement and fellowship. Providing a simple shower to a person in need can mean so much more than just soap and water.”

Interested nonprofits and churches in Cumberland County can learn more and apply at

shower-program.html. The online application is due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1.

In addition to the shower grant program, the M25 Initiative has committed to providing $18,000 in funding to support the 2021-2022 Code Blue Warming Centers in Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland. Additionally, the M25 Initiative has recently distributed over $25,000 in food insecurity funding to assist nonprofits and churches in feeding those in need in Cumberland County. The M25 Initiative continues to fund the Cumberland County Housing First Collaborative which houses individuals and families who are dealing with chronic homelessness.

The M25 Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit in Cumberland County, NJ created for the sole purpose of engaging, equipping, empowering, and mobilizing individuals and organizations to employ innovative and cooperative solutions to alleviate suffering, feed the hungry, end poverty, reduce crime, revitalize a spirit of community and transform lives. For more information call 1-844-M25-HOPE.
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