At "Residents 4 Arkansas" our mission is to help improve the rural and metropolitan communities of Arkansas by working with individuals in neighborhoods to solve their problems. Our primary goal is to give residents a loud voice by assessing the needs of individuals and families young and old alike, thus giving them the tools to work for REAL improvement!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
YOUR GOOD NEIGHBOR CENTER
Written by: Residents 4 Arkansas
Just what extent does positive news play in rebuilding whole communities and restoring pride in disadvantaged neighborhoods? The answer is that it serves more of a critical role than what you or I could possibly comprehend. Yes, GOOD news is contagious and will if given the right set of conditions spread like a gasoline soaked brushfire. In today’s article, we’re going to be discussing one such piece of GREAT news within the city of West Memphis and Northeast Arkansas. This article will deal primarily with the work of the; Good Neighbor Center and their very fight to help end hunger within the Delta region. We’re currently working on the audio portion of this interview and it will be available very soon.
The Good Neighbor Center first opened their doors almost 27 years ago. For those of you who keep up with the political scene, that means they have been around since Ronald Reagan was in office. Some of the unique services which are offered by this Non Profit organization include; The Food Pantry, Infants Corner, Financial Assistance Payment Program, Rental Assistance, and the Utilities Payment Program. Their motto truly sums up just what they are all about, and it is as follows; “Creating positive changes throughout our community and Crittenden County!” Yes, its organizations just like The Good Neighbor Center, who need your support, for they have and are doing so much to better our region as a whole.
Mission Statement of the Good Neighbor Center: “To coordinate and provide indigent/disaster/emergency relief assistance when available, and develop needed services; strive to maintain a community partnership between agencies, organizations, and the nonprofit sectors; and provide quality services in an efficient manner.”
One of their biggest needs right now as discussed in the audio interview is Infant Formula, due in part to rise in teenage pregnancies. If you have food, clothing and or something to donate you will find them located at 780 North Airport Road, in West Memphis Arkansas or you may call them today at 870 735 0870. All donations to help are of course tax deductable and very much appreciated. If you are a resident and of course wish to volunteer your time to help aid families in need, then please contact them today. I can tell you with a certainty that they would greatly appreciate your help and you will most certainly feel better knowing that you’re working to better the quality of life for so many families. In closing, we at Residents 4 Arkansas would like to say that we enjoyed our time spent with the staff of the Good Neighbor Center, and we’re proud to call them our friends in the fight to better Arkansas.
With Humble Regards
Residents 4 Arkansas Inc.
Empowering Arkansas Communities Through Positive Action!