The four charities listed below have been selected to benefit from the 2019 Steel Horse Rally. In 2018, the 4th Annual Steel Horse rally donated over $30,000 cash and several thousand in-kind donations to our charities.
The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2015 to benefit local charities, honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and help the local community. Proceeds from Concert Tickets and VIB Packages for the 2019 Steel Horse Rally Concert featuring Fuel and from items purchased in the Steel Horse Rally Online Store help the Steel Horse Rally Inc. You can still get an official Steel Horse Rally 2018 Pin or Hat while supplies last in the SHR Online Store. More 2018 official SHR T-shirts and other items are available online, too! Find out more about the official Steel Horse Rally charities, sponsors and how you can make a positive impact with a charitable donation.
The Fort Smith Museum of History collects, preserves and shares the history and culture of Fort Smith. It honors the regional history and has special programs serving thousands of children with educational programs each year and free admission to the museum. The museum also has special programs honoring veterans including participating in the annual Veterans Day Parade and annual reception honoring veterans and an exhibit about Fort Smith native, General William O. Darby.
Antioch for Youth and Family helps local veterans, veterans' families and members of the community in need of food assistance. Each month a mobile food pantry is dispatched to the local Veterans Affairs Office to provide specifically for these veterans and their families. More than 530 households have been helped through this program. Each family receives between 30 and 50 lbs. of food. Antioch also partners with other groups to offer coats, gloves and clothes and other essential serves at food distributions. Antioch also provides Thanksgiving meals, a Senior Citizens Community Christmas Dinner and a Flag Day Veterans Picnic. For more info, click here.
The Children’s Service League has served the Fort Smith community for more than 80 years, providing clothing to needy students. The Children’s Service League works closely with the Fort Smith School District to give students in need the opportunity to choose clothing items they need.
The Buddy Smith Home for Veterans assists veterans who have completed their military service and are seeking to reintegrate into society. In addition to providing affordable housing, the Buddy Smith Home provides veterans affordable housing, access to health care referrals, skills training, counseling, and helps find supportive employment for the disabled.