The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas has announced that the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt family recently gifted the organization a permanent endowment of $750,000.
In April, The Salvation Army announced a $1.2 million remodeling project was underway. This endowment will be used by the organization to provide shelter to homeless individuals and families in NWA. The annual generated income will help fund housing-focused shelter programs of the organization.
“Our philanthropic mission is to help those in need, and The Salvation Army accomplishes that through its extensive work. I enjoy working with The Salvation Army and am glad that our family can be part of their organization through this gift that will help so many people,” said Jane Hunt.
An additional $250,000 was gifted by Jane Hunt in support of growing staff and resources at both the Salvation Army’s headquarters and the shelter in Fayetteville. All of the funding received by the Salvation Army aids in meeting needs of at-risk communities.
“This generous gift from the Hunt Family will ensure that the critical work we do at The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas continues for generations. These funds will allow us to meet the growing needs of the community for those at most risk in Northwest Arkansas. We are grateful to the entire Hunt Family for creating this lasting legacy of ‘doing the most good,’”Major Nick Garrison, Northwest Arkansas Salvation Army Area Commander, said.