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Salvation Army joins River Valley Kickstart to help families going back to school

On Saturday, Aug.10, The Salvation Army joined in the River Valley Kickstart back-to-school event in Alma, AR. Captain, Jonathan Gainey, and Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Adams, along with volunteers Kellie & Starlie-Belle Hopkins, passed resource flyers and Family Store coupons and treats to the families that attended the event. Roughly 5,000 people attended the River Valley Kickstart event where families received, shoes, socks, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, dental checkups, eye screenings , health screenings and lots of goodies and information on services in the area.

Salvation Army Fan Drive Brings Cool Relief to River Valley Residents

The Salvation Army Fan Drive is a tradition here in the River Valley, helping the community fight the heat and stay cool in the intense Arkansas and Oklahoma summers. As awareness for the fan drive grows, community supporters look forward to the event with anticipation to help each year. “We are thrilled to help in this small way that makes such a large impact in the River Valley each summer. The heat gets to people and comfort is important. It’s great getting to provide relief for our area residents,” said Susan Adams, Volunteer Coordinator at the Salvation Army. OG&E kicked off the drive by donating 50 fans in July this year. July 19, Lowe's in Van Buren and Fort Smith also held a fan driv

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