“Good Neighbor Food Drive” Launch Day…Unbelievable!

From Gabe Rodriguez… The first Good Neighbor Food Drive was held Aug. 23rd by the residents of the Montreaux, Berry Farms and Bent Tree subdivisions and by all accounts it was a huge success! I want to thank each household that participated in this event for being such a “Good Neighbor”. Our neighbors truly have generous hearts! We collected over 1,600 pounds of food or approximately 2,600 food items. Each subdivision had about a 40% participation rate. The food we collect was enough to feed 260 families for 1-week. All food donations were delivered Sunday morning to...

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The Life @ Restoration Village!

I’m told the storm actually split and went around us this morning… Thanks to the approx. 35 members of The Life from Fellowship Bible Church that volunteered today to serve at Restoration Village! The goal was to start painting the Maternity House at the Village and…well…it is finished.  Really hard to believe that in a few short hours it is done.  What a credit to all the volunteers and motivation of those that worked so hard. Additionally, HUGE thanks to Rubbermaid for their donation of paint brushes, rollers, paint trays and liners.  Without that...

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Shear Kindness Initiative Launch Day!

“Can something as simple as a haircut change the world?" Saturday we began to see the answer. Three stylists from Mia Bella Salon in Bentonville (2111 E Central, Suite 1 or 271-0000) volunteered their time and talents to make a rainy day a bit more beautiful for the women and children at Restoration Village. Little boys grinning ear to ear as the clippers skimmed their necks; little girls admiring their precious new trims with pride as they looked in the mirror; tired mommies being rejuvenated by fresh new styles; and stylists who came to do for free what they do daily, being...

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A Place to Lay My Head (Flare to Story)

Flash to Story… David Engle, Exec Director Restoration Village, sent me a note regarding a need for two single beds for a lady who was moving out of Restoration Village and into her own place with two children.  This is the amazing story because it’s people like David & Beverly that have given this family a place to call home if even for a little while. She was in need to two twin mattresses, so we sent out a Flare.  As a result, someone was able to identify this need and donated one of these beds.  We had others that came forward with larger beds, but this...

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Flip-Flops & Candy for Lydia Cazzell’s Africa Trip

Lydia Cazzell is making a trip to Africa in 2 Weeks and the two things she asked to take for the children are Flip-Flops/Sandals and Candy. The sandals are to keep their feet clear and safe and the candy for thier “soul”. Check out the Flip-Flops we’ve recieved already!  These shoes will be on the feet of children in just a few short...

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