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Rudy Norman
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Local business helps Springdale Ministerial help others

Some people in Springdale who are in need of help for home-heating next winter will get some assistance thanks to a local business and the community’s Ministerial Association.

Pastor Lindsey Foster, President of the Springdale Ministerial Association says that NLVC, a local vegetation company owned by Terry Croucher, has recently made a generous donation that the Ministerial hopes to use next winter to help provide firewood to people they feel struggle to heat their homes each winter.

“There are without a doubt, some people in Springdale who find it difficult each winter to heat their homes, because of the financial burden it places on them,” said Foster. “Our goal is to help alleviate that, even just a little bit, for some.”

Foster says NLVC has donated in the ballpark of 30 cords of firewood to the Association, which is made up of a number of churches in the community.

The donation came after NLVC acquired the rights to the timber, which was on the land ear-marked for the new Hospital.

“NLVC was awarded a tender to clear the wood from the land,” explained Foster. “Rather than cutting the wood and selling it or using it themselves, Mr. Croucher and his company decided that he would donate it to help those who needed it most.”

The land containing the wood, which will be used as the site of the new hospital, was previously owned by Springdale Pentecostal Church, which is a member of the Ministerial Association.

Foster says NLVC not only cleared the wood from the land, but worked with the Ministerial to provide the resources and man-power necessary to transport it to a location they could store it while they await further action.

“It’s a great gesture, and a very generous one by Mr. Croucher and his company,” continued Foster. “They could have taken this wood and sold it, and made good business on it, but instead they chose to help some people who are in need.”

The Springdale Ministerial Association will work over the next while to identify some needs amongst the churches represented in the Association. Foster says once they’ve determined where the needs are greatest, they will work towards having the wood sawed, and prepared for delivery to people in the community.

“I really want to thank NLVC for the gesture, and I believe it’s going to go a long way to help people next winter who will be blessed by what they receive.”

Organizations: Springdale Ministerial Association, Springdale Pentecostal Church

Geographic location: Springdale

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