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Feb 13th

Gospel artist launches project to aid homeless women

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toniahugesContemporary gospel artist Tonia Hughes closed out a year of performances on a different note – serving the homeless.  She has launched Adopt-a-Home, an effort to rally the collective resources of the community together to furnish a new home for Pressing Toward the Mark, Inc. The non-profit organization provides shelter and transitional housing to women across the Twin Cities who are homeless due to unemployment, chemical abuse, mental illness, domestic violence and exiting the criminal justice system. 

Hughes’ team is collecting new or used furniture, as well as appliances, kitchen, bath, bedding and other household items. In addition, supporters are welcome to make a secure financial contribution by visiting

More than 2,800 women were homeless in Minnesota in 2009.  She says that the work of the organization’s founder Jannette Nash is what caused her to do this event. “Her organization’s commitment to reducing homelessness by building self-esteem and self-resiliency in single adult women is amazing. I just want to help her provide a nice space to give women a system of support so that they can rebuild their lives and maintain emotional, financial, and mental stability,” said Hughes.

For a complete a list of urgently needed items for our Adopt-A-Home initiative, go to or call (612) 695-5612.

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