It’s been an exciting month at the Fayetteville Shelter- renovation day finally arrived!! The Women’s Auxiliary chose the shelter as their first project and used the funds raised from the NWA Boutique Show last fall to provide the space with a whole new look!
“The Women’s Auxiliary functions as a fundraising and volunteer service group, assisting The Salvation Army in meeting the needs of others at their point of need,” says Major Mary Matthews, Associate Area Commander and director of the group. “This Chapter was established in March of 2014 and since then has already made a significant impact in the lives of thousands through programs provided by The Salvation Army.
Their most current project, just completed, was the renovation of the Fayetteville Emergency Shelter intake and day room. This was the first large project taken on be the Auxiliary women and was a much needed update!”
The women have been looking forward to this renovation day for months and are excited to finally see the room put together.
What’s up next for this amazing group of ladies?
“We are currently in the development stages for our 1st annual fundraising event (May 2017) which will support a new program called Pathway of Hope. This program addresses the root causes of poverty through individualized services to families hoping to break generational cycles of crisis and vulnerability. This program fits the missional purpose of this Auxiliary which desires to make a generational impact in the lives of families (women & children). -Major Mary Matthews
BEFORE & AFTER
We are so grateful to the women who helped make this happen and look forward to more great things out of the Women’s Auxiliary! To learn more about the organization and how to join, check out our webpage http://salvationarmyaok.org/nwarkansas/auxiliary-board/