Leadership highlights The Salvation Army’s work in meeting with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
Leaders from The Salvation Army’s Arkansas & Oklahoma Division traveled to the Arkansas State Capitol building in Little Rock in October to meet with Governor Asa Hutchinson. Lt. Colonel Dean Hinson, divisional commander for Arkansas & Oklahoma, as well as Majors Bill & Stephanie Mockabee, area commanders for Central Arkansas, engaged with Governor Hutchinson, presenting on the work that The Salvation Army is carrying out across the state.
Serving more than 75,000 residents of Arkansas in 2020 alone, The Salvation Army has seen an increase in those who request assistance to make ends meet as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the job market and general economy.
“It was a pleasure meeting with Governor Hutchinson and highlighting the work of The Salvation Army in Arkansas. He was very receptive and appreciative of our ministry of meeting human need and commenting on our spiritual emphasis,” Lt. Colonel Hinson said. “I was honored to represent the officers, soldiers, employees, and volunteers and I pass along the Governor’s ‘thank you’ for what they are doing for the people of Arkansas.”
Lt. Colonel Hinson’s highlights of The Salvation Army’s work in the state of Arkansas included serving more than 314,000 meals, and providing shelter totaling more than 64,000 nights of lodging. In addition, The Salvation Army distributed more than 40,000 food boxes to Arkansas residents in 2020, ensuring that household pantries were not empty, and provided more than 59,000 Christmas gifts to children and older adults across the state.
For more information on the services of The Salvation Army’s Arkansas & Oklahoma Division, or to learn how you can partner with in carrying out the mission of The Salvation Army, please visit SalvationArmyAOK.org.