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"Jesus Cares" illuminating against at Bloomington's Home Sweet Home

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:06:19 CST
By: Lee Strubinger

Nighttime traffic along Bloomington's Oakland Avenue will be greeted by an iconic sign that hasn't shown in over a decade. Home Sweet Home Ministries is replacing its 75-year old Jesus Cares sign with $10,000 energy efficient replica. H-S-H Vice President of Marketing Sabrina Burkiewicz says its exciting to see the new sign go up on the homeless shelter's 95th anniversary of service...

"It's been a hallmark of Home Sweet Home in the community for 95 years. And it was Billy's vision, our founder, to light up the night with the name of Jesus so that everybody would see that Jesus cares for them. So, we haven't been able to fulfill that mission the last 10 years because the sign's been in disrepair."

Burkiewicz says its taken six years to raise money for the new sign. She says a memorial donation, after the death of an employee's young husband, fulfilled the amount needed to purchase the sign. Burkiewicz says the sign installation is complete and is currently shining.

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