Wildflowers looking to start shelter for Carroll County abuse victims

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Wildflowers in Eureka Springs

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Wildflowers Chapel, Thrift Store and Free Food Pantry, after 18 years of service, is raising funds for a permanent Carroll County shelter for abused women.

Carroll County is one of the few counties in Arkansas without such a shelter. For many years, victims of abuse have been sent to Benton and Boone counties' shelters.

Wildflowers has found a two-acre property with one entrance, protected by rugged terrain. The property has two completely furnished and functional homes, consisting of 5,000 square feet of living space. This would provide enough room to house the shelter managers, the counselor and the paramedic along with up to six abused families.

The plan is to close on the property as soon as $310,000 is raised. That would be enough to pay off the mortgage and provide operating funds so that the shelter can become operational as soon as possible, maybe in just one or two months.

This permanent shelter will be supervised by the Wildflowers Ministries Board of Directors. Every donation is tax-deductible and every donation will go 100-percent to support the Carroll County Abused Shelter.

To donate, call 479-253-5108 or mail a check to Wildflowers Ministries Abused Shelter Fund, 6789 Highway 62 West, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.

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