PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo. John Lyons, who has been living at the Lifebridge homeless shelter in Salem since November, pulls his cloths from the dryer at the facility.
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
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