Where To Donate Goods, Money To Help Hurricane Victims

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HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 28: People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Hurricane Harvey pounded the southeast coast of Texas over the weekend, leaving the region devastated.

However, with the rains still coming, Good Samaritans are already lining up to help. Some local businesses have announced their plans to send food, monetary donations, supplies, and rescue workers.

Here’s how you can get involved:

– 5NEWS is partnering with the Arkansas Razorbacks to host Razorback Relief: Operation Florida. Please consider donating items for the victims of Hurricane Irma. To learn more, click here.

–  Arkansas Blood Institute is asking for blood donors of all types to step up. You can donate blood in Fort Smith at 5300 S. U Street, or at any mobile blood drive.

–  Red Cross: Donate monetarily here, or donate blood by finding a blood drive here. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.

–  LeFlore County EMS is collecting crisis care kits to send with a local church that is heading to Texas to help with the flooding. Directions here.

–  The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is collecting donations at the Fort Smith office to send to flood victims. Directions here.

–  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is asking for monetary donations here, or donations of tarps, roofing nails, tools, bottled water, hygiene supplies, or
other necessities. To donate supplies, contact Michael Nimmo, SDIA Disaster Response, at 479-841-1236 or mikenimmo@me.com.

–  21 West End in Fort Smith will be collecting water, blankets, clothes, canned goods and other non-perishable food items to send to South Texas.

–  The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations here to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. You can also call 1-800- SAL-ARMY, or text STORM to 51555.

–  Catholic Charities is accepting monetary donations to help with relief efforts here.