DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – The Ark in Dothan presented an award to Bama RV Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. to recognize the business for the tremendous support its provided to the non-profit over the past several years.
Between 2017 and 2018, Bama RV’s contributions were instrumental in helping The Ark’s food program grow by more than 30 percent.
44,000 pounds of food, valued at $200,000 dollars, helped to feed 6,000 families in need in the Wiregrass.
Dr. Jeff Peacock, executive director of The Ark said, “We wanted to show our appreciation to Bama RV because they have been so supportive of our ministries over the past several years. Literally, they have funded our food bank from 2017 all the way through 2019 and without them, we literally could not have done it.”
In the spring of 2019, Love in Action took over The Ark’s food bank, but Bama RV’s continued generosity has also allowed the non-profit open up a women’s center last year; which is getting ready to graduate its first class of graduates.
Eric Moore, general manager and one of the owners of Bama RV told WDHN, “We wanted to do something for the community. We don’t do it for the recognition. We do it because it’s something we want to do and they’ve been great to work with.”
The Ark’s women’s center offers a 12-month residential program to women seeking to overcome homelessness, addiction or transitioning from prison. Each year, The Ark provides 12,000 sack lunches. They have two thrift stores; with a third thrift store expected to open in Ozark sometime in October.