CoreFirst's Mission Possible campaign blows past goal; Bank to match all donations

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) The bank behind a month-long fundraiser for the Topeka Rescue Mission says the campaign exceeded their goal by nearly $50,000 -- and they'll be matching that too.

John Fager, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for CoreFirst Bank & Trust, announced Friday that the “Mission Possible: Restoring Hope” brought in just over $149,000 in donations from the community.

"While the match was met and exceeded, we encourage everyone to keep the Mission Possible today and for years to come," Fager said.

CoreFirst originally said they would match $100,000 in donations, but Fager said today they would match the overage dollar for dollar as well, for a grand total of $298,000 raised for the Mission. 

Donations will still be accepted through September 18 at any CoreFirst location or online here.

The Topeka Rescue Mission announced in early August that it was facing a $180,000 monthly shortfall and could close its doors if it could not find financial support.

WIBW-TV was one of three partners to work with CoreFirst to help spread the news about the matching money.