Entries by Blair

Sweet Treats come to Northwest Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.– June 3 is National Donut Day! Did you know that National Donut Day was started by the Salvation Army? It started during World War I when female volunteers from the Salvation Army wanted to bring a taste of home to the soldiers. They began frying donuts in helmets! The women volunteers became known […]

Razorback Food Recovery Feeds Shelter from Shareholders

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.– The Razorback Food Recovery is distributing unused food from the Walmart Week events for the third year. University of Arkansas volunteers will help distribute the food from Tuesday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The unserved food will go to Lifesource International, 7 Hills Day Center, the House of Hope Mission […]

Mayor McCaslin Announces Recognitions during National Volunteer Week

Bentonville, AR – April 12, 2016…Mayor McCaslin is pleased to announce several recognitions that will be taking place during National Volunteer Week.  National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016, a program of Points of Light, is about “inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.  It’s about demonstrating to […]

Cold Weather Shelter

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — The frigid overnight temperatures are causing the Salvation Army to open up its cold weather shelters. The Salvation Army opens its doors for folks needing a warm place to stay when the temperatures drop below 34 degrees.  There are cold weather shelters located in Fayetteville and Bentonville.  Both locations can accommodate dozens […]

The Story of Change

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — People love to give back this time of year, and one example is with folks dropping money into red kettles for the Salvation Army, but where exactly does that money go and who benefits? “Giving is simple but its impact is big,” said Natalie Counts, Volunteer.   “Whether you’re giving a quarter […]

Ashley Home Makeover

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Salvation Army along with Ashley Furniture helped a family on Tuesday with a home makeover. Two children’s bedrooms were remodeled and renovated, much to the kids’ surprise. The Salvation Army said that it relies on donations through the “Red Kettle Program” to make moments like this story possible. Donations are accepted […]

Willowbrook Elementary Visits Shelter

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Sanjay Sanjit (cq) (left), Willowbrook Elementary kindergartener, and Aeneas Puga, fourth-grader, fill up a gift bag on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, inside the Salvation Army shelter in Bentonville. Students from Debbie Shiohira’s (cq) kindergarten class and Bracy (cq) Jennings’ fourth-grade class decided to visit the the shelter and fill and distribute 52 […]

Women’s Auxiliary of NW Arkansas

When Twyla Burt moved to Northwest Arkansas, she was in search of a nonprofit organization where she could spend her time as a volunteer. Twyla Burt, founder of the Northwest Arkansas Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary, chose the organization as her volunteering. She looked around, surveying the many philanthropic groups, but when it came down to […]

Who Will Win Your Vote??

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — The Salvation Army has kicked off its annual Red Kettle Campaign, and KNWA & Fox 24 want to help with some healthy competition! The morning and evening crews from both stations have set up online Red Kettles: You can donate to the AM crew kettle HERE. You can donate to the PM […]

Angel Tree Deadline Approaches

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)– The deadline for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program is fast approaching, and many children in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley are still in need. Cadet-in-training Charlsie Godwin said the program is a way for parents who can’t afford Christmas, to still have their kids taken care of. She said in […]