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Bethlehem House 'bursting at seams'; moves admin office off-site

Bethlehem House 'bursting at seams'; moves admin office off-site

CONWAY, Ark. -- Imagine living with 21 people in a five-bedroom house that’s over 100 years old.

Space at Bethlehem House is at a premium. A decision was made recently to relocate the Administrative Offices to an off-site location just across the street from the shelter.

The new Administrative Offices are now located at 933 Faulkner Street. Bethlehem House made the decision to convert one of the rooms that had housed the Administrative Offices into an additional bedroom that can house up to 6 residents. Conway’s only homeless shelter is home to men, women and families.

Besides 21 residents, in the current shelter, up to 14 single men are housed in a duplex on Faulkner Street. Many more families and individuals count on the shelter where they receive services like laundry facilities, showers, food boxes (90 family-sized food boxes a week are distributed), as well as, a hot meal at the daily soup kitchen (the only daily soup kitchen in Conway).

Help local disaster relief and release your severe weather stress

Help local disaster relief and release your severe weather stress

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas wants Arkansans to release stress from April and May’s severe weather by joining them May 12 for an evening of great music and dancing to support local disaster relief:

Red Hot Party fueled by Windstream

Featuring the music of Memphis Soul Review & Tragickly White

Doors open at 6:45   Dancing begins 7:15pm

Metroplex Event Center I-430 & Colonel Glenn Rd Little Rock

"The last month as been tough on everyone," stated Red Hot Party Chair and Windstream Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Ric Crane.

Rivals show softer side in crisis

Rivals show softer side in crisis

The Greenbrier School District donated over $10,000.00 today to the Vilonia School District.  The proceeds are to benefit Vilonia students and their families who were affected by the recent tornado destruction in their community.  

Students and staff members of the Greenbrier School District organized the Red, Blue, & Green Day Project to raise money for Vilonia students.  Everyone in Greenbrier schools participated by wearing a red shirt for Vilonia, blue jeans for Greenbrier and making a donation (green) for Vilonia on Thursday, May 5th.  The money was donated by Greenbrier to Vilonia today, Friday, May 6.

AT&T contributes $100,000 to support storm relief

AT&T contributes $100,000 to support storm relief

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — AT&T today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to support storm relief efforts across Arkansas. The funds will be presented to the American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas to help restoration and relief efforts that will benefit victims of the severe weather that affected numerous communities across the state. This contribution is part of a $500,000 commitment from AT&T in support of those affected by the storms across several southern states. The announcement was made today by Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer, at AT&T’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Little Rock.

"Arkansans are accustomed to helping their neighbors when the need arises, and AT&T has a long history of being a good neighbor,” said Ed Drilling, president of AT&T Arkansas.

Prayer Walk: A step in the right direction

Prayer Walk: A step in the right direction

A Prayer Walk will be held Tuesday, May 3 from 5:30 to 6 pm at the building site for the new Bethlehem House. Executive Director Judi Lively said, "The land for our new facility has been a blessing from God. The next step is preparation to build."

Bethlehem House is a non-profit Christian transitional shelter for local homeless men, women and families.

"The Steering Committee and Board of Directors are inviting everyone to join the Prayer Walk to pray for the new building, the workers’ protection, wisdom for the leadership, encouragement for staff and residents, and the continued blessings on the mission of the shelter," Lively said.

The new land is located at 1 Parkway Avenue, also accessible from the corner of Faulkner and Duncan Streets, just blocks from the current facility. The Steering Committee is composed of local leaders who want to see the mission of Bethlehem House continue. The Co-Chairs are Johnny and Stacia Adams.

Companies offer aid, water to Vilonia victims

Companies offer aid, water to Vilonia victims

Superior Automotive delivered a pallet of water to the aid of the community of Vilonia. Over 1400 bottles of water will be delivered to the high school parking lot where meals are currently being served.

If you would like to order water to aid Vilonia please contact Eddie Jabarra at Premium Refreshment, 501-664-6700.

THV Insider: Tom & Alyse have breakfast with students

THV Insider: Tom & Alyse have breakfast with students

CONWAY, Ark. -- Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady made her debut as co-host of THV's This Morning on April Fool's Day, and it was a morning of magic, food and fun. Alyse and Tom Brannon had breakfast (courtesy James Staats of Golden Corral) with students at Ida Burns Elementary in Conway as they prepared for their benchmark exams.

THV's Jay Jackson was there and caught some shots behind-the-scenes as Alyse talks about her favorite school subjects and Tom tells one young man the secret to being a good meteorologist.