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  • Volunteers Glean 60,000 Pounds of Watermelon to Feed Hungry Arkansans

    Posted August 20, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Volunteers Glean 60,000 Pounds of Watermelon to Feed Hungry Arkansans

    On Saturday, August 16, Salvation Army volunteers joined members of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance at a farm in Scott, Arkansas to collect more than 60,000 pounds of watermelon during the Fourth Annual Watermelon Crawl. The watermelon crawl is an event to support the Arkansas Gleaning Project. The Gleaning Project was founded in 2008 to …

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  • RSVP Your Tickets to Autumn Runway

    Posted July 24, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on RSVP Your Tickets to Autumn Runway

    The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host the Annual Autumn Runway Fashion Show & Luncheon at Immanuel Baptist Church on October 20, 2014. The silent auction opens at 10:30 AM. Lunch starts at 11:30 AM. Tickets ONLY $35 ! This year’s runway will feature fashions by On Chenal. Our silent auction will feature items from Aromatique …

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  • Teaming up with the Arkansas Travelers to Be A Shield

    Posted April 16, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Teaming up with the Arkansas Travelers to Be A Shield

    Team up with us to make 2015 a Year of Doing the Most Good The Arkansas Travelers have teamed up with The Salvation Army as partners in our Be A Shield Campaign. The Travs are kicking off a year of Doing the Most Good with a special event during National Salvation Army Week in May. …

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  • 15-Year-Old Leads Project to Help Homeless

    Posted April 11, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on 15-Year-Old Leads Project to Help Homeless

    A 15-year-old girl is leading a project to provide survival care kits to homeless people in Arkansas. Kelli Suen, who serves as the Youth Council president at UALR-Children International, was awarded a Disney Friends for Change grant to create the kits, which will include hand sanitizer, washcloths, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, disinfectant wipes, socks, …

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  • What does it mean to “Be a Shield?”

    Posted April 9, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on What does it mean to “Be a Shield?”

    The Salvation Army began in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute. His original aim was to send converts to established churches of the day, but …

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  • Now Hiring: Director of Development

    Posted March 13, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Now Hiring: Director of Development

    The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command is seeking a Director of Development. JOB SUMMARY: Plans, develops, implements, administers and monitors fundraising programs for Central Arkansas Area Command. Develops and secures funds to achieve/surpass fundraising goals through a variety of financial development strategies and functions including Individual major gifts and individual donor upgrading; Corporate gifts …

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  • Two Years of Fundraising Pays Off for the Women’s Auxiliary

    Posted March 12, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Two Years of Fundraising Pays Off for the Women’s Auxiliary

    The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary has raised enough money to purchase a brand new 12-passenger van for The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas. “This vehicle is important to our programs,” said Captain Roger Glick, Area Commander for The Salvation Army. “With this van, we can take more children to summer camp and youth programs, and …

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  • Warming Center Provides Comfort During Icy Temperatures

    Posted March 4, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Warming Center Provides Comfort During Icy Temperatures

    The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas has opened its Warming Center several times due to the below-average frigid temperatures that have pummeled central Arkansas this winter. But this has been an exceptional week for The Salvation Army’s Central Arkansas Area Command. The Salvation Army always opens its Warming Center when temperatures are below freezing, but …

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  • Volunteer Groups Celebrate Serving Over a Quarter of a Million Meals to the Homeless

    Posted February 25, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Volunteer Groups Celebrate Serving Over a Quarter of a Million Meals to the Homeless

    “When I learned how many were living on one meal per day, I made it my mission to provide a hot breakfast to my neighbors in need. I am a shield.” ~ Robert Johnston Feed the Hungry was founded by Robert Johnston and Matilda Buchanan after Robert saw the need in the community as a …

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  • The Salvation Army is Honored for Service to Veterans in Central Arkansas

    Posted April 27, 2013 By in News With | Comments Off on The Salvation Army is Honored for Service to Veterans in Central Arkansas

    On April 26, the Central Arkansas VA System hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon where The Salvation Army was honored as their Volunteer Service Agency of the Year. Through our Community Cares Program The Salvation Army serves over 3,400 veterans receiving treatment at the VA hospital each year. This ministry is administered primarily through our Women’s …

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