Northwest Arkansas nonprofits work hard to keep community safe, warm

Posted: December 27, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

John Doyle (right) serves Michael Williams while serving the evening meal Tuesday at the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Bentonville. The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas has served roughly 70 to 80 meals per night this holiday season and kept its overnight shelters open for those seeking refuge from the cold.

Shelters reach capacity, seniors become increasingly isolated and the risk of house fires rises when winter hits, agencies helping Northwest Arkansas' most vulnerable populations said Tuesday.

Red Kettle campaign

• As of Tuesday, the Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas has collected $352,185 of its $420,000 goal, about 84 percent.

• Donations accepted until Sunday. Go online at nwasalvationarmy.org, text NWA to 41444 or mail a check to Salvation Army of NWA, 219 W. 15th St., Fayetteville, AR 72701.

• Money collected as part of the Red Kettle campaign stays local.

• As a national average, 82 cents of every dollar the Salvation Army spends goes directly to support community service programs, with the rest covering administrative costs.

Source: Staff report

Shelbi Fowler of Bentonville volunteers to help in the kitchen Tuesday while serving the evening meal at the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Bento...

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