Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a special place in Region 8. It's called the Children's Shelter and it's nestled safely in the heart of Walnut Ridge. You may not have heard of the Children's Shelter, but the work that is done at this facility is remarkable. The shelter is an emergency facility for children who have come from some horrific situations. Some are abused, some are neglected and just need a place to stay until they are either placed in foster care, adopted or it has been determined they can safely return to their families. I can't talk a lot about what I experienced while I was there due to confidentially, but I can tell you it's a place that overflows with love for these children. The children who call the shelter their home come from all over Region 8 and they could use your help. If you friend, the Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge on Facebook -- they post every time they have a need even if it's just a bottle of laundry detergent or a roll of paper towels. You can also just call them to make a donation at 870-886-5191. The people who work at the Children's Shelter are making this a better and safer Region 8 for these children.