“It Doesn’t Stop Just Because the Water Receded,” Flood Victim Says


Care packages were delivered to 24 Scott County families affected by last month’s flood Tuesday (June 18).

The care packages, full of canned goods, energy bars and different toiletry items, were donated by the River Valley Regional Food Bank.

“I can’t tell you how much, it means so much,” said Carla Pennington. “Without them, I could not have made it.”

The packages are meant to help families get buy for a few more days while they continue to rebuild.

“To see all of this stuff still coming and know that even though its over that they still care enough to help us get through the rest of it….it doesn’t stop just because the water receded,” Pennington said.

Scott County Judge James Forbes says the county does have enough food and water donations but any items that can be used to rebuild damaged homes are still needed.

5NEWS is teaming up with Yeagers to provide supplies to help flood victims in Scott and LeFlore Counties rebuild damaged homes and businesses.

Starting Friday, June 14, monetary donations will be accepted at the following Yeagers Ace Hardware locations:

4910 Jenny Lind Road, Fort Smith
2619 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
1610 Main Street, Van Buren
814 W. Center, Greenwood

Yeagers will take the money raised and buy supplies needed at cost.

To make tax-deductible donations online, visit : http://www.communitychurch.com/connect/local/disaster-relief

For more coverage of the Scott County flooding, click here.

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