Helping local charities

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit charity with the mission of helping local charities and organizations that benefit children, veterans and/or the local community. Each year, local charities are given the opportunity to apply to be recipients of donations raised at the upcoming Steel Horse Rally. The Steel Horse Rally Inc. helps raise thousands in donations for local charities and charitable organizations. The SHR Inc. has also donated food, supplies, and volunteer time to several local charities and gives organizations a unique opportunity for charities to interact with the community during SHR events. 

The Steel Horse Rally Board of Directors selects several local charities from those who complete valid applications to benefit from donations raised at the 2024 Steel Horse Rally. The deadline for 2024 Steel Horse Rally charity applications was Dec. 31st, 2023.

To make a charitable donation to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity, click here.

Buddy Smith Home for Veterans

The Buddy Smith House for Veterans is a two-story, 5,053-square foot home that provides supportive housing and a lifestyles program to help veterans. In addition to providing affordable housing, the Buddy Smith House for Veterans provides access to health care referrals, skills training, counseling, and helps find supportive employment for the disabled. Ten bedrooms are dedicated to military veterans with coordinated case management through the Veteran's Administration. It was named in honor of the late Ralph T. “Buddy” Smith who served in the Pacific through the Army Air Corps.

Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club

The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club has a mission to help youth of all backgrounds develop qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders and to enhance the quality of life for local youth. They are the largest out-of-school youth development provider in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas, serving more than 2,400 youth ages 6 to 18. The Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club has programs that support the social, emotional, and character development of children through a variety of activities like tutoring, music, gardening, recreation, therapy, sports and science and provide daily meals & snacks.

The Arc for the River Valley

The Arc for the River Valley provides advocacy, education, and recreation for members of the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They currently serve more than 450 people from western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The Arc offers weekly educations classes and activities and holds quarterly advocacy meetings. The Arc provides resources and advocacy that can help make day-to -day life easier for people with disabilities. The Arc helps connect members to local resources like legislators, Disability Rights Arkansas, legal services, transportation, and medical services.

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2014 to honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and to help local charities and the local community.