Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs
Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs is providing more than just a shelter for homeless men in Hot Springs. They work to provide a sense of community and provide the life skills these men need to get back on their feet. The ministry offers woodworking, painting, and education classes. Besides working with the homeless, Samaritan Ministries works with the court system in Hot Springs to present an alternative option to incarceration. Since the ministry was started in 2002, Chuck and Jan Laggan have been able to help countless men in Garland County. They are not finished yet. A new building is in the works that will furnish men with a bigger woodworking shop and seven one-bedroom transitional housing apartments. The continued work and future goals of Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs are why they are the recipient of our Spirit of Arkansas Award.
Rainwater, Holt & Sexton are partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply here.