Open Arms Fire

Urgent Donations Needed

It's with a sad heart that we inform you that around 8:30 PM Sunday night, November 26th, a fire occurred at the Open Arms Home for Children. All of our girls and staff got out of the home safely and unharmed but our home is most likely a complete loss.

Update 12/11/17 - It has now been 14 days since the fire destroyed the Open Arms Home for Children and we are pleased to communicate that our girls remain safe and sound, our staff continues to work their normal shifts, and we are making excellent progress on our search for what will be the next phase of housing for our girls. We continue to work closely with state and local agencies, each of whom have been extremely helpful and responsive, to get our girls out of temporary housing and into "their home" for Christmas. As you can imagine, the work in front of us continues to stress the organization, but the incredible support from the Blue Ridge community, Gilmer, Union and Towns County, and from new friends in Atlanta, Florida and states all over the country, we hope to have our girls snuggled up in a warm and cozy home, filled with furniture, clothes, food, and Christmas cheer by the 23rd of December.

Upcoming Events

  1. December is 1% Donation Month at Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters

    December is 1% Donation Month at Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters

    During the entire month of December, Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters, Located on East Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge, will donate 1% of their sales to The Open Arms Home for Children. Owner Linda Rice is incredibly generous to offer this to our organization…..so SHOP for your Christmas presents today at this great store in […]

  2. December is 1% Donation Month at Blue Ridge Cotton Company & Gather

    December is 1% Donation Month at Blue Ridge Cotton Company & Gather

    During the entire month of December, Blue Ridge Cotton Company and Gather (located directly below Blue Ridge Cotton Company) will donate 1% of their sales to The Open Arms Home for Children. Blue Ridge Cotton Company and Gather owners, Josh and Gary are incredibly generous to offer this to our organization…..so SHOP SHOP SHOP at […]

News

  1. 12/11/2017 - The Open Arms Home For Children Burns Down

    It has now been 14 days since the fire destroyed the Open Arms Home for Children and we are pleased to communicate that our girls are safe and sound, our staff is working their normal shifts, and our search for what will be the next phase of housing for our girls is well underway. We […]