Welcome to the Blanket Brigade website. Our primary purpose is to provide help for the homeless and in need, as well as those displaced at times of loss due to fire or disaster. We work to provide blankets, gloves, hand warmers, toboggans, washcloths and towels to those who are less fortunate, those in need.
Our goal is to carry on the instructions given through the teachings of God’s Son, Jesus Christ:
“ONE WHO IS GRACIOUS TO A POOR MAN LENDS TO THE LORD AND HE WILL REPAY HIM FOR HIS GOOD DEED.” (Proverbs 19:17 NSAB)
My name is Charles Smith. In 1992 I was employed as a wrecker driver for a local business. During my late night calls I would see people walking the streets of Jonesboro seeking shelter. During the winter months I felt God calling me to help these, His children in need.
In the beginning I was able to purchase and distribute these items on my own. As Jonesboro has grown so has its homeless population. I found myself unable to carry on God’s work alone.
Thus the birth of the Blanket Brigade.
The Blanket Brigade is based on the belief in and teachings of Christ. We want to show Christ and His love to the homeless as well as those suffering loss due to fire or disaster.
If you feel led to contribute or volunteer please call (870) 933-1000 and leave your name, number and a brief message. I will return your call as soon as possible.