Support Services Continue Due to Arkansas Flooding

May 10, 2011 - 12:00 AM EDT
Cynthia (Cindy) Fuller
cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org
(405) 254-1156
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Oklahoma City, OK (May 10, 2011) – The Salvation Army continues to serve responders to the White River flooding and is on alert for other parts of the state as the Mississippi continues its path south.

PrairieCounty – Des Arc, AR

The Salvation Army is currently providing meals at a fixed feeding site at Gospel Mission Church at 210 Mission Street in Des Arc to community members affected by the flooding.   Also, a mobile feeding unit is delivering meals to the National Guard troops in Hazen and the Emergency Operations Center for Prairie County.   Much of the surrounding area is only accessible by boat and many homes have been destroyed.   In five days, The Salvation Army has served 2,937 meals with the Baptist Ministries Disaster Relief teams joining forces with us on Monday, May 9.  

The Central Arkansas Area Command began service on Thursday evening and a crew from Fort Smith, AR arrived on Friday to serve through Monday’s breakfast.  On Monday, Lt. Israel Roseno arrived with a crew from Fayetteville, Arkansas to oversee feeding operations.

RandolphCounty – Pocahontas, AR

In Pocahontas, flood waters are receding. Many are finding out their homes will be condemned to the flooding.  However, The Salvation Army will continue to provide assistance to those in need.  Food service ended on Sunday, with a total of 4,857 meals served since April 28 when the flooding began.  The Salvation Army’s Family Thrift Store will be providing emergency supplies including toiletries, food boxes, and more to flood victims as soon as all of the supplies arrive later in the week.    The store is located at 212 E. Everett Street.

Faulkner and Garland Counties – AR:

On Wednesday, May 4 and Friday, May 6, The Salvation Army participated in a One-Day Disaster Assistance Centers where close to nine pallets of food boxes were provided to tornado victims as well as providing emotional and spiritual counseling.

Additionally, Prairie, Pulaski, and Washington Counties also received and distributed close to five pallets of food boxes to flood victims in the affected areas. 

Financial donations are critically needed to support disaster relief efforts

There are various ways to donate:

  • Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org
  • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate Arkansas Floods or Arkansas Tornadoes.
  • Checks may be made out to “The Salvation Army Disaster Services” and mailed to PO Box 100339, Atlanta, GA  30384-0339.  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster.

Text “GIVE” to 80888 to donate $10.

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