Draw Down for a Hand Up

By Jade Cunningham | jcunningham@ktalnews.tv

Published 09/02 2014 04:43AM

Updated 09/02 2014 04:51AM

The 2nd annual Draw Down for a Hand Up, benefiting the Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter, is coming up!

It'll be held September 25th, at 6pm at the Elks Lodge at 4701 Garland in Texarkana, Arkansas.

David James of Albert's Meat Company will cater, and the QuickSilver will provide entertainment for the event.

"We are so excited about this event. Budget shortfalls and an increased demand for services necessitate a fall fundraiser and this one is so much fun," said Jennifer Laurent, the Executive Director. "We're planning a fun event for people who attend and the monies raised make such a difference in the lives of our residents."

The even features a dinner, live entertainment, an open bar, a silent auction and the drawdown game.

Tickets are available for a donation of $100 and include a chance to win $5,000, dinner for two, drinks, and entertainment.

Tickers are also available for $35 each that include dinner for one, drinks and entertainment.

Tickets are available through Rand Sams' Board Members and through the Shelter by calling 903-280-2289.

Randy Sams is the only completely free shelter serving adult men and women in an 85-mile radius.

The mission to serve the homeless is essential.

In the first eight months of 2014, 100 people have moved from the Shelter into permanent housing.

The nights of shelter provided have increased 14% over the same time period last year, and 22% from the same time period in 2010.

For more information about Randy Sams and its mission, please visit their website, or call 903.792.7024.

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