PIERCE, Neb. -- A school in northeast Nebraska reaches a milestone in donations. 

The Zion Lutheran Church and School's "NOW IS THE TIME: Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future" Capital Campaign was designed to raise funds for the construction of a new school for pre-k through eighth grade. 

The campaign recently got crossed the $3 million milestone. 

"I can't offer enough thanks to our community," said Al Collison, campaign general co-chair. "With this support, the people and businesses of Pierce and surrounding areas continue to send a clear message. They understand the benefits a new school will provide and are doing what they can to get it done."

Campaign General Co-Chair Tami White said, "The new school building will provide many benefits for our faith family, Pierce and surrounding communities."

In 13 weeks, the campaign got gifts and pledges from 177 families, businesses, and individuals totaling $3,385,568.

The estimated cost of the project is $6 million.