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((hilary)) there are over five thousand children in the arkansas foster care system -- an all-time high for the state. but a children's shelter in the river valley is providing a temporary home for those kids who need it most. the children's emergency shelter has been serving abused and neglected children since 1997. united states senator tom cottom spoke at the c-e-s 20th birthday today to emphasize the second chance these children deserve. tackling this crisis may be overwhelming. but the shelter is focused on saving one child's life at a time. jack moffitt , executive director children's emergency shelter ""we try to focus on the individual of each of the kids not try to turn it into a numbers game. they are already a number to a lot of people so here we just want them to be children." senator tom cottom (r) arkansas "they are born into families where their parents have abandoned them and neglected them. they deserve someone to take care of them in moments of pain and suffering the shelter is there to take them in. it's a great story and i'm honored to be a part of it." ((hilary)) in twenty years, the c-e-s has served almost four thousand children. the shelter plans to continue expanding with the community's support. ((hilary))




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