PARAGOULD, Ark. (BNc) — A fire damaged one of the cottage houses on the campus of Children’s Homes of Paragould Thursday afternoon, according to the KAIT-8 website and BNc sources.
Firefighters got the call at 4:15 p.m., and on arrival smoke could be seen coming from the structure, which sustained damage to a bathroom, attic, and bedroom. No one was injured.
The residents of the damaged home will be housed in an empty cottage on the campus.
The Children’s Home is a Christian ministry established in 1955. It does not receive funds from the federal government, but depends upon donations from churches, Christians, and other sources.
Its mission is “to provide a substitute home for dependent and neglected children, and to restore the broken lives of children and families.” As a privately supported non-profit organization dedicated to caring for children in need through residential education care, foster care, and adoptive care, ten homes house up to six children on the campus.