Fort Smith founded and Fort Smith based, the organization is dedicated to the dream-come-true of the founder, the late Gloria White, who worked tirelessly to see that no nursing home resident should be without someone to visit them.
Project Compassion began in 1972 as a volunteer one-to-one visitation program. Today, this focus is still the heartbeat of the organization.
Project Compassion volunteers talk with residents, listen to them, encourage them to reminisce and maintain interest in people, activities and events in the nursing home. Some volunteers provide music therapy, pet therapy and help residents with bingo, crafts and other group activities.
The Hearts of Gold collection at Christmas provides lap quilts, pajamas, sweaters and other gifts of warm clothing and needed items to residents, especially those without family.
Current Board Members:
|Sr. Judith Marie Keith||Board President|
|Betty Coots||Vice President|
|Dr. Jo Harper||2nd Vice President|
|Sr. Elise Forst||Secretary|
|Carmelita Adams||Board Member|
|Jean Fleming||Board Member|
|Linda Hamilton||Board Member|
|Marie Holland||Board Member|
|Paul Post||Board Member|
|William Ricks||Board Member|
|Dr. Eric Stein||Board Member|
|Loyd Welbern||Board Member|
|Jerry White||Board Member|
|Pat Fellner||Community Representative|
|Marian Conrad||Executive Director||[email protected]|
|Mary Taylor||Office Assistant||[email protected]|