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Salvation Army Delivers Hot Drinks for Homeless

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Hot drinks will be served to help the homeless fight the cold. The Salvation Army Corps Community Center of Fayetteville will be taking a canteen truck out Tuesday, January 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. They plan to do this each week during winter. You can spread the word by using #giveNWA #feedNWA. […]

Salvation Army Raises Over $340K in Red Kettle Campaign

NORHTWEST ARKANSAS – The Salvation Army reached 90 percent of its money raising goal in the annual Red Kettle Campaign. The group raised a total of $343,952, which is 91 percent of their goal. Major Dan Matthews, Area Commander for the Salvation Army released the following statement: “We want to thank each community in Northwest […]

Local Woman Claims Warming Shelters May Have Saved Her Life

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA) It’s cold for anyone having to go outside this time of year, especially for our homeless population. Many of them are spending most of their days in freezing temperatures. One Northwest Arkansas woman says warming shelters may have saved her life. Jewelya Boyd was homeless for ten years, she now lives at […]

Homeless Census Training Helps Identify NWA Homeless Population

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — – Homelessness in Northwest Arkansas has changed over the years. What once was a population made up of predominantly males has shifted to include women and children. One professor in Arkansas has been tracking the changes over the years and he gathered a group to help him find out who in our […]

Red kettle worker plays the banjo, not bells

SPRINGDALE — The temperature hovered in the low 40s, and the sky was gray and dreary. But the cheerful notes of “Jingle Bells” — bluegrass-style — pealed out, and busy holiday shoppers entered the Springdale store wearing smiles. Gary Shipley picks his banjo every day but Sunday in front of the Harps Food Store on […]

Salvation Army Begins Distributing Angel Tree Gifts To Parents

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Salvation Army began distributing angel tree gifts to parents on Thursday (Dec. 15). More than 2,000 children across Northwest Arkansas will receive gifts this Christmas thanks to the generosity of our community. The Salvation Army said this is the first year that all the angels were adopted. Rob Ceballos was one […]

Cold weather in the forecast is prompting the Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas to open its overnight emergency centers for those who are without shelter. The centers are located in Fayetteville and Bentonville and typically open when the forecast is 34 degrees and below. Temperatures are set to be cold this week, with the lowest […]

Locals Volunteer As Bell Ringers For The Holidays

FAYETTEVILLE(KFSM)– Every year red kettles and smiling volunteers greet you at the door of your favorite supermarkets, ringing their bell and wishing you a happy holiday. The Salvation Army tradition started 125 years ago as an effort to feed one thousand hungry people in San Fransisco. Donations from the red kettles now help support over […]

Salvation Army Helps Emergency Workers Enjoy the Holiday

For many of us, Thanksgiving means spending time with family and eating a lot of turkey. For others, it means working to keep you safe. Many emergency responders were on call Thurssday, but that didn’t stop them from enjoying a taste of Thanksgiving. Almost every Thanksgiving for Central EMS employees its serving the injured, Instead of […]

Salvation Army Hosts Thanksgiving, Hopes to Spread Spirit of Giving

The Salvation Army hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, serving more than 400 people across Northwest Arkansas. Twyla Burt now serves as the women’s auxiliary president for the Salvation Army. But when she moved here eight years ago, she was looking for a charity to get involved with. She says after her first Thanksgiving she […]