FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- – It’s National Salvation Army Week and to celebrate, folks were out all over Northwest Arkansas delivering donuts to first responders on Monday.
This year, the Salvation Army is focusing on the importance of giving back to the community, especially the millions of Americans living in poverty. The Salvation Army said more awareness and understanding can break misconceptions about folks in need.
“We wish with each effort that we did… with each food basket we handed out… or each person we housed…or each person that we put through a program it would solve their problem for them. It isn’t always the case and we have so many people who face difficulties,” said Major Mary Matthews.
In Northwest Arkansas alone, the Salvation Army helps people with several different services including emergency shelter, addiction recovery and help with buying groceries. Each year, more than 150,000 people receive support, thanks to generous donors, volunteers and corporate partners.