NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Thousands of people are expected to head out to Northshore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock for the 5th annual Legends of Arkansas festival.

This year is unlike any year before because all the proceeds go to help people in Central Arkansas. The One Inc., the nonprofit who runs The Van, is taking over the event and the profits will go to helping people in Central Arkansas who have no place to call home.

Volunteers spent much of Friday setting up for the big event. That includes Aaron Reddin, the man behind the van. He’s the guy whose heart has quite motor of its own. Although he and The Van volunteers have spent years helping people all across Central Arkansas, Reddin remains humble to the core.

“I may have started it all, but I have a small army of incredible people that make everything happen,” he said. “We just want to do everything we can to make sure folks who have to sleep outside are okay and we want to do whatever we can to find ways to rehouse them before they get stuck in a shelter system.”

Reddin and other volunteers spend most nights giving blankets and supplies to the nearly 550 unsheltered people living in Central Arkansas. He said they have teams out working every night in different geographic parts of the metro area meeting the immediate needs of people and building relationships with them.

But, in order to keep doing what they do, they need…