Dream Center holds fundraiser to help women and children

JACKSON, Tenn — West Tennesseans enjoyed a night in the tropics without leaving Jackson, all for a good cause.

Supporters of the Dream Center of Jackson filled the Carl Perkins Civic Center for a getaway to the Caribbean.

The Dream Center held its 10th annual Night in the Caribbean to help raise money for day-to-day operations.

The funds will help with housing, utilities, groceries, gas and other basic needs for the facility.

Executive Director Gail Gustafson explained what they do at this 24-hour facility.

“We are an emergency shelter and transitional housing facility. We are faith-based and a 24-hour facility. We’re open around the clock, helping women and children who’ve lost their homes,” Gustafson said.

Last year, the Dream Center raised $150,000 dollars, and this year they hope to raise $200,000.

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