DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Ark in Dothan presented an award to Bama RV Wednesday morning to recognize the business for its tremendous support its provided to the nonprofit in 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%.
44,000 pounds of food (valued at $200,000), helped to feed 6,000 families in need in the Wiregrass.
“We wanted to show our appreciation to Bama RV because they have been so supportive of our ministries over the past several years,” said Dr. Jeff Peacock, the Executive Director. Literally, they have funded our food bank from 2017 all the way through 2019 and without them, we literally could not have done it without them.”
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 nonprofit to open up a women’s center last year which is getting ready to graduate its first class of graduates.
“We wanted to do something for the community. We don’t do it for the recognition,” Owner Eric Moore said. “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 which account for roughly 40% of the income needed to maintain its ministry programs.
A third thrift store location is expected to open its doors in October.