VIDEO: A place to find hope

Salvation Army welcomes guests to shelters

Posted: August 24, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Salvation Army Capts. Ashley and Joshua Robinett present the commercial kitchen at the Bentonville shelter during an open house and tour last week. During 2016, Salvation Army centers in Northwest Arkansas served 93,500 meals.

The Bentonville homeless shelter seemed empty last week, but some bunk beds in the men's bunk room were made with sheets and brown bed covers. In the women's section, a pair of shoes was left waiting under a locker, and a suitcase had been slipped under a bed.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Capt. Joshua Robinett (right), commander of the Salvation Army’s operations in Northwest Arkansas, shows the men’s ...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Cherri Rodriguez (left), office manager for Saving Grace, a home for young ladies aging out of the foster care syst...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Cherri Rodriguez (left) listens as Capt. Joshua Robinett (right) shows the women’s lounge area in the Bentonville s...

By the numbers

Salvation Army

Northwest Arkansas


January to December 2016

24,271 — nights of shelter

93,590 — meals served

3,620 — additional services cases (electricity, prescriptions, vouchers, etc.)

22 — addiction recovery program graduates

2,113 — recipients of Angel Tree gifts

Information: (479) 879-1353

Ways to get involved

Wish list

Power washer, stocked food pantry, transportation vehicle, children’s playground for Bentonville shelter, new day room furniture for shelters, industrial freezer


Thrift store helpers, shelter meal service, Red Kettle ringing, host a food drive

Shelter tours

Bentonville shelter

Where: 3305 S.W. I St.

When: Sept. 6, Oct. 18

Fayetteville shelter

Where: 219 W. 15th St.

When: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8

Information: (479) 879-1353

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