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.
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
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.