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Ways to give back to local community non-profit organizations during the coronavirus outbreak

As the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact us here where we live, 5NEWS cares about our community organizations that can use your help.

ARKANSAS, USA — As the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact us here where we live, 5NEWS cares about our community organizations that can use your help.  Many have increased needs.  Others have had major fundraisers canceled or postponed.  Here are is a list of local groups that can use your support from donations of supplies to volunteers. 

Red Cross
Blood is a critical need in our area.  The Red Cross is encouraging blood donations from healthy people at this time.  If you’re interested in donating you can make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org. 

Food banks and food assistance

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and River Valley Regional Food Bank are in need of volunteers and donations.



More ways to help

There is such a need across our communities and these groups all have a need that you could help fill.

United Way of NWA - unitedwaynwa.org 

United Way of Fort Smith Area - unitedwayfortsmith.org

Community Services Clearing House - csclearinghouse.org

Ronald McDonald House - mhcofarkoma.org 

Susan J Komen – Ozark Komen - komenozark.org

American Heart Association - www.heart.org

Gregory Kistler Treatment Center - kistlercenter.org

Reynolds Cancer Support House - reynoldscancersupporthouse.org

Children’s Advocacy of Benton County - cabentonco.com 

Salvation Army - salvationarmyaok.org

Good Samaritan Clinic - goodsamaritanfs.com

Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks  - bgozarks.org 

Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter  - nwacs.org 

Children's Safety Center of Washington County - childrenssafetycenter.org 

Westark Area Council, Boy Scouts of America - westarkbsa.org 

Kind at Heart Ministries - kindatheart.org 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas - bbbsnwa.org 

Hub of HOPE Northwest Arkansas - hubofhope.org 

Compassion NWA/Feed the 479 - compassionnwa.com  

Dogwood Literacy Council - dogwoodliteracycouncil.org 

Pay It Forward Fort Smith - pay-it-forward-fort-smith.business.site 

Adult & Teen Challenge of the Greater South - atcgreatersouth.org 

Earthbound Angels - earthboundangelsinc.vpweb.com 

NWACC Foundation - nwaccfoundation.org 

Hamilton House Child Safety Center - hhsafetycenter.org 

Northwest Arkansas Young Life - nwarkansas.younglife.org 

United Methodist - methodistvillage.com 

Cre8ive Arts Network - Facebook page

Crisis Intervention Center - fscic.org 

Circle of Life - nwacircleoflife.com 

Fort Smith Children's Shelter - fschildrensshelter.org 

Cancer Challenge - cancerchallenge.com 

Sharing & Caring of Benton County - sharingandcaringkids.com 

If your non-profit would like to be added to this list, please email us at Promotions@kfsm.com with the Name of the non-profit, your area of need and contact info including email/website.

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