CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (WSIL) -- A recent fundraiser held in Cape Girardeau raised money for the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri.
The first annual Muddy River Marathon had a goal of donating $15,000 to the organization and they surpassed that goal, donating $22,000.
Brandon Hahs, Co-director of the Marathon says he's happy to be able to give back to a charity that has a big impact on the community.
"We just continued to learn how many different things in the community this one group of people had their hands in," explains Hahs.
"We really look holistically at how can we effect change at a greater level, at a community wide level while also reaching in and helping that child or that family but also at the same time building a stronger community," says Melissa Sickel, Executive Director of Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri.
Stickel says the money will help them continue to transform the Old Cape Girardeau police station into the organization's new home. The building will allow the non-profit to grow and better serve the community