Cooperative Emergency Outreach provides emergency assistance to residents of Washington County, AR, living in  Fayetteville, Cane Hill, Elkins, Farmington, Greenland,  Goshen, Lincoln, Prairie Grove, Summers, West Fork, and Winslow.   We regret that we are unable to serve clients living outside of this area.

CEO is a COOPERATIVE group of churches assisting members of the community in EMERGENCY situations as part of an OUTREACH ministry.

We invite you to browse our site and learn about CEO, what we are doing in our community, and how you can help.

We are in our new facility at 1649 E. Hunstville Road.

Volunteers Needed!

CEO needs volunteers on both a permanent and substitute basis. There are many positions to be filled- receptionists, interviewers, computer operators, and food room workers. Only a few hours per month can make a huge difference.
If you are unable to work during the week, consider being a Saturday volunteer on the first Saturday of the month. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact your church representative, or email us.

Additional Hours!

CEO is open from 10-12 the first Saturday of each month. This will enable us to better assist clients whose employment makes it difficult for them to be at our office during the week.     
This also presents opportunities for those who wish to volunteer, but are unavailable on weekdays. And we need you to volunteer!  Please get in touch if you can volunteer to work on Saturdays.
Tom and Jean Jacobsen, of Jacobsen Tours in Fayetteville, made the holidays a little brighter for many CEO clients.  For Thanksgiving and Christmas the Jacobsens donated 100 hams and turkeys, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, apples, and oranges, to make the holiday extra special for many of our neighbors.  This the fourth year that we have been blessed with the generous donations from the Jacobsens.  
Thank you, Tom & Jean!
CEO is so grateful for the long term support of the wonderful folks at the Fayetteville Library.  Once again the Food for Fees program, which gives library patrons the opportunity to donate food in lieu of book fees, helped to fill CEO shelves for the holidays.  
Thanks to Sam Palmer, Scotty Raines, and Jonathan Atha who delivered 2440 pounds of food to CEO, and to circulation manager Gwyneth Jelinck for helping to organize the drive.
These children are learning about community involvement at a young age, and we are so proud of them!  They collected food at their birthday party and then delivered it to CEO so that could see their generosity at work.  They were inspired bybig brother, who had recently done the same for his birthday.  Thanks to these children and their parents!
Another group of long term CEO supporters is the UofA women's swim and dive team who donated a day at Harp's grocery on Crossover Rd. to collect food for CEO.  
Thanks so much to these young women and to community service coordinator Rodger Hunter

Three ways you can help today

1  Use the Donate button to make a one time gift.  After you enter your card information you will have an opportunity to "add additional instructions" if this is a gift in honor or memory of someone.

2   Use the Subscribe button to set up a monthly donation of $10, $15, or $20. 

You do not need a Paypal account to donate securely using your credit or debit card. Your donation will appear on your bill as Paypal*Cooperative.   Contributions to CEO are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may also donate by mailing a check to: PO Box 3631    Fayetteville AR 72702   Contact us if you would like to make a donation of securities.


Cooperative Emergency Outreach
CEO will be closed on days the Fayetteville schools are closed due to inclement weather. 
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 Did you know?  In 2016 ....

  • CEO served 12,919 clients
  • Approximately 10,930 clients received food from CEO.
  • In addition to donations of food valued at $119,885, $24,701 was spent by CEO to purchase additional food.
  • $22,500 was used to assist clients for rent.
  • $20,012 was used to assist clients with gasoline.
  • $14,181 was used for vouchers to area thrift stores, primarily for clothing.
  • At least 200 people view this CEO web site each month.
  • Over 100 volunteers provided 6898 hours of service.  There are no paid staff members.

Site updated January 22, 2018

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