The Ark-La-Tex 100 Club is having its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Texarkana College in the Truman Arnold Center, Patman room, 2500 N. Robison Road.
All members and those interested in becoming members are encouraged to attend. Volunteers are needed in many areas to ensure the continued success of the Ark-La-Tex 100 Club and its mission.
The club's goal is to support the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to make the community safe, and having funds available in the event a first responder is killed in the line of duty is its primary objective. Another central goal of the 100 Club is to assist local first responders when funds are not available for life-saving equipment and technology and specialized training.
The 100 Club keeps enough in reserve to aid a fallen first responder's family but recognizes the need to keep first responders as safe as possible. Community contributions have allowed the club to give a total of $187,351 to area first responder agencies, including fire departments in Miller and Bowie counties and the police departments of Texarkana, Ark., and Texas; Nash, Texas; DeKalb, Texas; and Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
For more information or to join the 100 Club, visit thearklatex100club.org.