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January 2017

We Stand on Hope

January 23, 2017

In a world filled with sudden tragedy, certain loss, uncertain futures, sorrow, and despair, it can become easy to get lost in the hopelessness and negativity.

But there is HOPE. And The Salvation Army makes a stand on that truth.
For every tragedy there is restoration, for every loss, new life, in uncertainty there is peace, and in sorrow and despair- there is Hope.

The Salvation Army Manifesto speaks that hope into existence. While we don’t deny hurt, loss, poverty, addiction, tragedy or homelessness- we do believe that there is hope for tomorrow.

I am doing the most good.
I am hope.
I am compassion.
I am strength.
I am faith.


I am doing the most good.
I serve a community.
A region.
A nation.
A world.
I serve heroes.
I serve victims.
I serve a sovereign God.


I am doing the most good.
I am an Army.
Drafted by the Creator.
Commissioned by a man who defied death.
My enemies are despair and destruction.
My ammunition is grace and mercy.
My allies are generosity and benevolence.
I am an Army.
Helping others be all they can be.


I am doing the most good.
I feed empty stomachs and hungry souls.
I rebuild ruined homes and shattered lives.
I am a willing listener for a veteran with stories to tell.
I am a bottled water and an encouraging smile for a weary firefighter.
I am an answered prayer.
A silver lining.
A second chance.


I am doing the most good.
I am a humble steward of other people’s generosity.
I am a grateful courier of a stranger’s kindness.
I am the faithful executor of others’ goodwill.
I take my responsibility seriously.
I am blessed.
I am a blessing.

I am The Salvation Army.
I am doing the most good.

The Angel Tree and Red Kettle Round-Up

January 4, 2017

HAPPY 2017, NORTHWEST ARKANSAS!!

The Christmas Season has finally wrapped up and the New Year is underway!! And we think the best way to celebrate the New Year is by reflecting on all the joys of last year. 2016 was an incredible year for The Salvation Army, and it was only made possible by this community!! So for that, we thank you!

Now, we know you all have been wondering- just how much did the Kettles raise this year?? And how many angels were adopted through the Angel Tree program? Well, DRUMROLLLLL…. because we are thrilled to tell!


RED KETTLES

Because of your generosity (and some pretty awesome bell ringers^^^), we were able to raise $343,952 across Northwest Arkansas this year!! So thank you, thank YOU for giving. We are truly so grateful. Curious as to where the money goes after the Kettle? You can see how we use the money throughout the year >>> HERE!

Check out some of our favorite moments from the bell ringing season!

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Selfie with a cop made its debut this year from the Benton County Sheriff Department!

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Our very own bell ringer Gary Shipley had an article published on his banjo playing!

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JB Hunt competed for a week to raise over $7,500 for The Salvation Army!!

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Sometimes ringing is so fun, you have to bring 15 friends to one Kettle!

ANGEL TREE

Many of you gave in a different way this Christmas Season- you gave to the Angel Tree!! And once again we had an AMAZING year!! Every single child was adopted by our community and corporate donors this year- Woo!! Way to go, Northwest Arkansas!

We were able to serve 2,113 children this year, because of your generosity! That’s over 750 families who had Christmas gifts under the tree and a Christmas meal on the table.

Here are some of our favorite Angel Tree moments of the season!!

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We filled a warehouse as long as a football field with gifts you generously provided!

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Jim’s Razorback Pizza provided some awesome food for our volunteers.

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Tyson, The Pack Shack, Schmieding Produce, and Arkansas Egg Company provided meals for our angel families.

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These cute kiddos donated over 400 pairs of socks at Folsom Elementary school to help those in need.

THANK YOU, NORTHWEST ARKANSAS!!