(Fort Smith, AR, October 30, 2017): United Way of Fort Smith Area presented Cameron Public Schools with a donation on Monday October 30th at 9am. The check presentation took place at the school located at 15899 Church St. in Cameron, Oklahoma. This donation will be used to replace computer tablets, cases, and software that were destroyed in a devastating fire that consumed their High School in August.
This donation comes from the United Way of Fort Smith Area’s Response Fund. This Response Fund is available for emerging or emergency needs. These grants are given on a one-time basis and available throughout the year as needed. A request was made by Cameron School Superintendent, Jim Caughern, the request was taken before the United Way Board of Director’s and approved. “On behalf of the board of directors, United Way of Fort Smith Area is honored to be able to help the Administration, Faculty, and students of Cameron during this time of recovery. Education is a key pillar for United Way and being able to help our local students is very important to our mission,” said United Way of Fort Smith Area President, Eddie Lee Herndon.
The United Way of Fort Smith Area has a six-county service area, this area includes LeFlore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma and Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, and Logan counties in Arkansas. The United Way of Fort Smith Area focuses efforts and resources around the three core issues: Health, Education and Financial Stability.