Hope 2011: 3rd Annual Community Service -Focused Event for Northwest Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas Social Indicators Community Fact Sheet
Who Participated and Where Are They Living?
On October 25, 2011 a one-stop service provision event took place in Fayetteville, AR. HOPE 2011, designed to serve those in need throughout the NWA region, was sponsored in partnership with the VA, United Way of NWA, 7Hills Homeless Center, and Central United Methodist Church.
Besides services for veterans, a range of other services were provided to all participants including: blood pressure/glucose, BMI screenings, eye exams, dental screenings, haircuts, legal aid, massages, etc. A lunch was provided through Community Meals at Central United Methodist, and the majority of participants received a bag of donated groceries, and personal hygiene items provided by 3 Bags in 2 days.
On Tuesday of last week we had the distinct privilege of serving alongside some amazing NW Arkansas organizations and incredible people to participate in HOPE NWA 2011. Final numbers will be released soon, but we are told that over 350 families/people were served during the one day resource event held at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.
HOPE NWA 2011 began 3 years ago by Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Professor and Jones Chair in Community Director, Community and Family Institute, and it is incredible to see how the community has come alongside to support those in need.
We had the opportunity to talk briefly with…
Chloe Seal, 3 Bags in 2 Days
During the bag distribution, Chloe also asked people to share their thoughts on the one thing they wanted the world to know about them. Truly beautiful to see the hope that was present in those words.
Brittney Moore of Shear Kindness & O’Shay, Owner of Black Sheep Salon
This event would not have been possible with all the incredible people behind the scenes who helped make it happen. It’s just another example of how incredible our NW Arkansas community is and the lengths they will go to to help those in need.
On October 1, 2010 a one-stop service provision event took place in Fayetteville, AR. HOPE 2010, sponsored in part by the Veterans’ Administration, was designed to serve those in need throughout the NWA region.
Take a few minutes to read the report (download by clicking imageto the right ), and if you would like to be involved in meeting the needs of the homeless in NW Arkansas please consider supporting
- Seven Hills Homeless Center
- NW Arkansas Women’s Shelter
- Samaritan Community Center
- Cobblestone Project Initiatives
For more information about the quality of life and homelessness, please visit the University of Arkansas’s Dept of Sociology Community and Family Institute website.