Scarves Placed On Garrison Avenue Light Posts For Those In Need

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Dozens of scarves are now lining Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith to keep those in need warm as the cold sets in.

Homeless Scarves organizer Jessica Barnes said the idea is to give people who can't always afford items to keep them warm easy access to at least a scarf.

"We're out here tying scarves to light posts, so if anyone needs them they can just walk up and grab what they need," she explained.

Danelle Shannon Martin said she brought extra scarves she had around the house to donate Sunday (Nov. 20).

"We do have a lot of cold, hungry, disabled, homeless people right here under our noses in our community," she said. "For me, it helps my heart to give people hope. There was a time in my life when I was in a similar situation. I didn't have a lot of hope and the streets were kind of my home."

Anyone is welcome to take a scarf.

"Don't be shy," Barnes said. "We place tags on them telling people that they're not lost and if they're cold, to go ahead and grab one. There's no shame at all here."

For more information about the Homeless Scarf Event, click here.


  • Benny Hill

    Barry Hussein O is allowing the Third World to pour across the southern border, people shrug, then hand out token gifts to the homeless. Better buy a lot more scarves suckers. They’re coming.

    • tasdgs

      Mr. Hill,
      Whether they come from the Third World or not is not the point. People need warmth and they should be taken care of. Your ancestors came to this land looking for the same generosity and they wanted to be treated like humans. Should we not afford these individuals the same dignity that our ancestors wanted as well?

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