From left, Laura Philips of Caring Heart, Carla Wood, director of Kelley's Rainbow, Felicia Jones of Caring Heart and Stephany McTarsney of Kelley's Rainbow.

Caring Heart Thrift Store, located on Main Street in Arab donated $10,000 to Kelley’s Rainbow last week. KR is the domestic violence shelter in Marshall County.

“Kelley was from the Arab area and so many have donated in her honor to help these ladies going through such traumatic times in their lives,” said Felicia Jones, owner of Caring Heart.

KR director Carla Wood was taken aback by the amount donated.

“We pray that we can give more as time goes on and God keeps blessing this outreach,” Jones said. “Let me add that we can only do this through your generosity in wanting to help those in need in our area and through God’s blessings.

In addition to the thrift store, Caring Heart also has a teen pantry on side to help teens with basic necessities and emotional needs.

Caring Heart was set up to help benefit local charities, Jones said.

Caring Heart is in the old King’s Building, which formerly housed TESA – Temporary Emergency Services of Arab.

Caring Heart has pledged to donate its profits to local nonprofits such as Kelley’s Rainbow Domestic Violence Shelter (named for a former Arab resident), Marshall County Homeless Ministry (Room in the Inn), and Camp Lamplight, Jones said.

For more information: Caring Heart by text or call: 256-640-3349; or e-mail,

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