Salvation Army of NWA Prepares for More People in Need


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas has taken steps to prepare for an increase of people through its doors.

The shelter has expanded to hold more people over night, using its emergency facilities since the eviction of those who were camping on university property.

The Salvation Army said it saw an increase of nearly 60 people since the deadline to evacuate the property was announced.

Recently the group has upgraded some of its bathroom areas to help with the influx.

“With the amount of people we’re serving we just have the capacity to provide showers for everyone, so last week we picked up these shower units providing showers now for everyone who is staying with us,” said Capt. Joshua Robinett, Salvation Army commander.

The Salvation Army said it’s continuing to ask for volunteers and donations to keep its efforts sustained in the community.

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