200 Blankets Delivered to Genesis House

Thanks to contributions from the Arkansas Razorbacks Blanket for a Blanket sales, 200 1-for-1 donation blankets were delivered last week to Genesis House in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Genesis House is a day shelter that also focuses on homeless prevention, support and emergency shelter. This fall marks 11 years since they first opened their doors in October 2004.

"We are sharing these with The Manna Center and Hunger & Thirst," informed Executive Director Harvey McCone. Both organizations help those in need in Siloam Springs by providing services and resources. An article from this spring in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette titled 'Homeless Increases Levels Off in Region' explains how the regional homeless count shows a stop to the overall rise of homeless persons across the counties, but a rise in student homelessness. The report confirms over 2,000 people are without permanent houses.

We are proud to partner with Genesis House to see lives changed through the Blanket for a Blanket Program. Genesis House is currently in the process of building a shelter in Siloam Springs as well.

Pictured above: Executive Director Harvey McCone and Administrator Jo Roberts, Roberts with a client receiving a blanket and Donation blankets ready to be distributed in Genesis House's Outreach van. 




Victoria Hawkins
Victoria Hawkins