For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021 (Fort Smith, AR) United Way of Fort Smith Area would like to announce their inaugural; "We Remember: A 9-11 Commemoration" event sponsored by OG&E. This is a family-friendly, community event intended to honor the victims and...
United Way of Fort Smith Area Announces Interim Executive Director Fort Smith, AR (August 16, 2021) - On behalf of the United Way of Fort Smith Area Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Angie Ruth as Interim Executive Director, following...
Fort Smith, AR (August 4, 2021) – The Board of Directors of the United Way of Fort Smith Area wish to announce the resignation of President and CEO Eddie Lee Herndon, effective August 13. Mr. Herndon will be joining OG&E in the position of Community Affairs...
United Way of Fort Smith Area has provided change in our area since 1928. We mobilize our community in ways that no single agency, individual, or government can to enhance the ability of people to care for one another. United Way addresses the needs important to people who live and work in Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties.
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The United Way of Fort Smith Area provides funding, advocacy, and volunteers to 32 Partner Agencies in Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, and Logan counties in Arkansas and Sequoyah and LeFlore counties in Oklahoma. Every year, over 700,000 individual services are provided to citizens of all ages in this community.
Local school children received nutritional meals and snacks on weekends.
Men, women, and children received services and entered counseling to help them cope with crisis, abuse, and addiction.
Youth and teens took part in recreational, educational, and character building activities.
Local children received quality per-school services and early learning materials.
Men, women, and children experiencing homelessness and instability were provided safe shelter and basic needs.
Adults returned to school, attended literacy programs, and were provided job training to help become prepared for society and the workforce.