Helping local charities

Get ready for the 2025 Steel Horse Rally, May 2nd and 3rd, 2025 in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. Help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary with some very special events as we continue the tradition of "Honoring All Who Serve" and helping local charities and the community. Ride your motorcycle in the Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade, park your bike in the middle of Garrison Avenue (one of the widest downtown streets in the USA), plus enjoy great motorcycle rides & a poker run, live music & entertainment, 75+ vendors, Very Important Biker packages, and so much more. More info coming soon to www.TheSteelHorseRally.com For details about how you can be part of this charity event, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Check out the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1188028669035799/

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.