“We’ve been thrilled by the results!”
This month: Peoria Rescue Ministries (Peoria, IL)
Jonathan Rocke, Executive Director, writes:
“It’s been over a year now since we started working with Brewer Direct, and I have to tell you, we’ve been thrilled by the results!
Our appeals have beaten all projections in both response rate and income. We’re especially excited by the outcome of our Matching Challenge appeal last May. We needed $100,000 to renovate our Esther House to provide emergency care for women and children.
With Brewer Direct’s recommendation, we decided to secure this funding through the Matching Challenge. We approached several partners who provided the $50,000 in seed money. Brewer Direct created a direct mail package that described the need in our community and our solution to help meet it. And after receiving that package, our donors responded generously, contributing more than the $50,000 necessary to fulfill the challenge.
Through that campaign alone, we raised the full $100,000 required for the Esther House project.
These are just a few of the reasons I continue to feel confident in our decision to choose BDI as our fundraising partner. We look forward to more great things to come!”
Jonathan Rocke has served as the Executive Director of Peoria Rescue Ministries since 2016. Having served as a leader in his former industry for over 30 years, he now brings his values and vision-based leadership to the ministry of rescue.
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