“I feel like I’m being changed:” Pastor lives on the street to raise $100K to help the homeless

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Pastor Rick Cole

(CNN) — A Sacramento pastor spent a week living on the street to raise money to help the homeless this winter.

On September 29th, Pastor Rick Cole of Capital Christian Church pledged to live on the street for two weeks. He wanted to raise $100,000.

On Monday, October 6th, Pastor Cole announced the goal has been reached.

“I feel like I’m being changed by being out here. The goal was to raise money to help people but I feel like I’m gonna be a better person for having had this experience,” Pastor Cole said.

Even though Cole met his goal, he says he will continue living on the street through the end of this week.

His fundraiser is part of a larger campaign in the Sacramento area.

The goal is to raise $300,000 for a program that helps the homeless, by November 24th.

CLICK HERE to make a donation to the “Rev On The Streets – Winter Sanctuary 2014” campaign.