Donated Building Materials Delivered to LeFlore, Scott Counties


Over the past few weeks, 5NEWS and Yeagers Hardware have teamed up to ask for your donations to help those affected by massive flooding in LeFlore and Scott Counties.

Those efforts paid off Friday (June 21) when a truck load of supplies was delivered to southern LeFlore County.

“All of the different sources between church and here and Channel 5, we’ve raised in excess of $10,000” said Debra Clark, Yeagers owner.

Yeagers took the money and purchased needed materials, like sheet rock, dry wall and insulation at cost.

Friday morning crews loaded up a Salvation Army truck at Yeagers locations in Fort Smith and Greenwood and delivered to a covered area near Haw Creek in southern Leflore County.

The supplies will help more than 20 families rebuild.

“It’s going to help me and I know it’s going to help all the rest of them,” said Sandra Hamner, whose home was heavily damaged. “I’m so thankful for everyone that even come and help me clean out my house pitched in and now done all these things and going around. I’m just very appreciative.”

It didn`t take long to get the truck unloaded with all of the volunteers that came to help.  Hamner says it’s been like that since the flooding

“We’ve got to know each other pretty good, even though we were all neighbors,” she said. “We have gotten to know one another and it is kind of like a bond now. We’re all in the same boat.”

Most of what was delivered will be distributed beginning on Monday, June 24. A similar truckload of supplies was taken to affected families in Scott County Thursday.

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