FORT SMITH (KFSM) - People from across Fort Smith are coming together Thursday (Jan.15) to say a big thank you to area non-profits. Many area non-profit organizations will be coming to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus to get recognized for what they do in the community.
The event is called Unsung Heroes and it's been a tradition at UAFS since 2010. The idea behind it being to recongize people that give back to the Fort Smith community. This year, they're paying tribute to area non-profits who give their time and resources to those in need.
About 20 different organizations will be at the event including, Boy Scouts of America, The River Valley Food Bank, and Keep Arkansas Beautiful.
The Night of Service will also give students the chance to learn about the local organizations and see how they would like to get involved.
Organizers said not only is the event good for the students but it shines a light on local non-profits and allows the community to thank them for all they do.
"This is a chance to point out that there is some people out there doing things," said Dennis Van Arsdale who works at UAFS. "There are people making an effort and having an impact in the community."
The Night of Service starts at 4:30 with a ceremony in the Reynolds Room at the campus center. Then a volunteer fair starts at 5:00 until 7:30.
Anyone is welcome to attend the big event.