Open Arms Fire

FROM THE ASHES –

Since our Home was completely destroyed by fire on November 26th of last year, we have worked tirelessly to rise from the ashes. Recovering is never easy, but we did it, and we are so very grateful for the organizations, individuals and agencies who stepped in to help us in our time of need. We could never thank everyone enough but from the bottom or our hearts, we are forever grateful.  Because of the support we received, The Open Arms Home for Children continues to provide critical services to the north Georgia community, including “best in class” watchful oversight, care, love and support for young girls affected by abuse and neglect.

As you can imagine, the past five months have been quite challenging but we we addressed these challenges head-on and we have made significant enhancements to our Board of Directors and staff.  While we are still working with an interim Director, we have been encouraged with the quality of resumes we have reviewed recently and we are hopeful we will have a new Executive Director in the near future.

We are so very thankful for all who have supported The Open Arms Home for Children, past and present, and we ask that you continue to support and pray for us as we care for our young girls and provide them with a loving Home.  We need your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at our fundraising events that will be posted on our site in the very near future.

Peter Knutzen – President/Executive Board

 

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Upcoming Events

  • 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 […]
  • 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

  • 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 […]