The Village Employees Benefit Fund has been in existence since 1999 and has been able to be a resource that helps put our Village workers when needed. Originally the Fund was created to say “Thanks” to employees after an ice storm that hit the Village that year. The gift was given at Christmastime and at that time was only a small gift of $16 per employee. Over the years the fund has grown and the group has been able to provide annual Christmas stipends to both full-time and part-time employees. Recently, the full-time employees received $200 and the part-time employees received $100 during a small event that was responsibly held during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund has also been able to give small amounts of money to employees on a need basis at certain times throughout the years which has been greatly appreciated. The Fund has been able to make these payments to the employees because of good faith donations from Village residents.
This past February Arkansas had an unprecedented weather event that was a burden on the Village residents as well as the employees. Record breaking cold temperatures and a large amount of snow put the employees in a position to use what little winter equipment they had to mitigate the situation. Employees worked in shifts to plow what they could and assist residents that were in need. For more information about the great things that the Village employees did to make the whole winter storm situation tolerable go to https://vebf.org/winter-storm-report and check out first hand accounts from Village residents.
The Village Employee Benefit Fund can only exist with the help from Village residents and their generosity. If you would like to donate to this Fund head to www.vebf.org.