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Lincoln County and nearby Arkansas Salvation Army assistance programs.

Families from the Lincoln County Arkansas Salvation Army service area, that complete an application and are qualified, may receive support in the form of financial as well as basic material items. Or they can enroll into case management or counseling from the Lincoln County Christian based charity. Any type of support will also require proof of crisis as well as need from the applicant.

In addition to the possibility of financial help for paying costs such as utility bills or rent, social workers partner with the client to bring about change. They will advocate for the working poor and vulnerable, such as senior citizens, children, and single parents in the community as well. The Lincoln County Salvation Army coordinates information, referrals, and guidance. There may be everything from educational support to bus passes or referrals to job training.

Seasonal assistance programs – These kick off during the critical points of the year in which parents, whether single moms or two parents households, struggle to pay for the extra goods their children need. Some of the resources, such as Christmas meals, also help seniors, the homeless, and people seeking company.
Easter Baskets – These will have eat (such as a Ham), and the toppings. Small toys or candy may be given to children.

  • Adopt a Family – This Lincoln County Salvation Army service combines Angel Tree (which gives Christmas gifts, toys, and more) along with food baskets for the entire family.
  • -Thanksgiving turkeys, toppings, cranberry, pies, and more are served by volunteers.
  • -Free School Supply Program Giveaway is for students who cannot afford them, and essential educational supplies or free clothes are provided.
  • -Free coats for distribution are provided during the fall or winter to kids. They may also be given gloves, hats or boots.
  • -Vouchers to pay for work clothing are offered too.

Salvation Army Lincoln County emergency services – Whether it is responding to a disaster, or financial crisis, the center tries to assist. They have some of their own money from the sale of goods at the thrift store, but also use United Way and other grants.





  • -Shelter/housing costs – Whether it is rent, water, or utility bills, some emergency funds are available.
  • -Medical needs – Financial aid for prescription medications, equipment such as crutches from the thrift stores, and rides to doctor appointments.
  • -Disaster relief is coordinated by the Lincoln County Salvation Army. They respond by offering shelter, meals, water, clothing, and similar goods. They also respond as soon as possible to various needs.

Food products from the Salvation Army pantry as well as soup kitchen may be available. The Christian based group collects goods from canned drives, donations, Feeding America and other local food bank programs, or direct purchase. The goods are then given to clients in emergency situations.

This is not long term relief. Instead the pantry may provide a bag of groceries to last for a few days. This may include canned, non-perishable food or baby formula. Sometimes personal toiletries, such as soap, razors, soap, and similar goods are provided too. When the pantry is bare, free food vouchers for perishable items are given when possible.

For those seeking help, the Lincoln County Salvation Army case manager helps them arrange for services. They include the rent or utility help (or food indicated above, but also, just as importantly, they coordinate long term help. This case plan will touch upon everything for stability. So it includes things such as budgeting or employment and more. They work with many groups, no matter their age or religion.




The Salvation Army also needs volunteers. Members of the Lincoln County community have many options available to them. They can give back to the community by working at the thrift store or serving meals from the soup kitchen. The food pantry also always needs volunteers to work there to sort donations too.

For more information on the social services provided, to volunteer, or to apply for material or financial aid, dial 211 to make an appointment. The main office is at Lincoln County, but also supports nearby areas such as Grant and Cleveland.

By Jon McNamara











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