PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo. Jason Etheridge, executive director of Lifebridge homeless shelter in Salem, talks about how many clients the shelter feeds on any given day from the kitchen in the shelter on Margin Street in Salem.
A campaign to raise money for newly combined homelessness programs in Salem and Beverly has exceeded expectations.
Organizers said the campaign has raised more than $280,000, surpassing the goal of $250,000, with donations still coming in.
The fundraising effort began last summer when Lifebridge and River House, the homeless shelters in Salem and Beverly, merged. 2/27/17