In 2015, the Harrison City Mayor, Mr. Dan Sherrell, wrote a letter endorsing his support of Hope Cottages.
Hope Cottages was also endorsed by Harrison Police Chief Mr. Paul Woodruff as well as by Mr. Steve Womack, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 3rd district.
The City of Harrison was awarded a Community Development Block Grant of $86,000 to Hope Cottages for the proposed building renovations. This began our journey to acquire funding from other grants to complete the project. Grantors who responded to our pleas (lol) include Arvest Bank, Black Hills Energy, Miller Hardware, Petromark, Regions Bank, The Ritter Foundation; we apologize to anyone we failed to name. Individuals stepped up to support us, as well.
The community of Harrison Arkansas embraced our mission to help these families. No amount of words can express how grateful we are to be part of this town, and how it generously displayed its compassion for those in need.
Hope Cottages is blessed with churches, local businesses, and individuals who have committed to sponsor our mission. Sponsors and their volunteers work with the Hope Cottages Steering Committee and staff to produce a loving, caring and compassionate environment for our guests.
A Steering Committee of nine individuals meets weekly to oversee the ongoing project. This includes weekly updates on guests, working with the sponsors of the cottages, as well as the remodelling of the buildings.
Hope Cottages is a project of the Harrison House of Hope, a non profit 501c3 organization which has been operational beginning July 2012 and has actively served the needs of the homeless and jobless population in Boone County, Arkansas.