FERGUSON, Mo.(KMOV.com) -- An estimated $20 million in government funds and private donations have been pledged to Ferguson to help benefit the community after the unrest of 2014.
A newly formed group plans to closely watch how the money is being used and make sure that those in the community benefit from the funds.
Some Ferguson residents say they are in support of a group serving as a watchdog to ensure the millions of dollars in donation being pumped into the city are going toward job opportunities and training and education.
"Us people in Ferguson need to make sure the money is spent correctly and the money goes to the children," said Ferguson resident Tammy Miles.
The group's organizer says they want to make sure the money that has poured in from government agencies and people around the world makes a meaningful change in the community and isn't wasted on administrative costs.
The Ferguson Commission has recently come under fire for the method in which it contracted out administrators and media relations staff as it got up and running in recent months.
The overseeing group will release reports to the public twice a year on how well the donations are being utilized in Ferguson.