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Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 7:22 a.m.
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How to Help


  • The Red Cross is accepting donations as it helps tornado victims at its website, RedCross.org; or by texting "redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to disaster relief through your mobile carrier. Charges will apply to next month's cellphone bill.
  • The Salvation Army is seeking donations as it mobilizes volunteers and supplies. Donations may be made online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, by calling (800) 725-2769), or by texting "STORM" to 80888 for a $10 donation. Checks made out to Arkansas tornado Relief may be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 738, North Little Rock, AR 72115-0738.
  • Those who who want to help deliver the abundance of donations to Pulaski County storm victims or need to pick something up can come by the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church or call Elizabeth Smith at (501) 350-5614.
  • New Life Church is accepting donations at ardreamcenter.tv/tornado
  • The One Inc., which operates The Van, Mission Machine and more, is collecting donations here: theoneinc.org/donations.
  • United Methodists of Arkansas are taking up disaster-response donations online.
  • Mosaic Church, with branches in Little Rock and Conway, says it has several families affected by the tornadoes and is collecting "tornado relief fund" donations.
  • Apostolic Church, 4314 Landers Road, North Little Rock. Accepting donations and collecting names for potential volunteers. (501) 945-2655.
  • The Arkansas Dream Center at New Life Church in North Little Rock is packing meals for tornado victims. Needed: bread, cheese slices, fruit, napkins and volunteers. Drop off at Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce, 115 Audubon Drive, Suite 14, or New Life Church at 8000 Crystal Hill Road.
  • Arkansas Foodbank, 4301 W. 65th St., Little Rock, is taking food and water. (501) 565-8121.
  • Arvest Bank branches in central Arkansas are collecting bottled water, juice boxes/pouches, blankets, first-aid items, cleaning products, caps, hats, safety goggles, gloves and tarps of all sizes. Most locations are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will be accepted through May 9.
  • Better Business Bureau in Little Rock, 12521 Kanis Road, is accepting nonperishable food, toiletries. Hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (501) 664-7274 or (800) 482-8448.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Bryant, 6401 Boone Road, accepting water, nonperishable food items, clothing, etc. through Friday. Hours, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., (501) 943-0056.
  • Central Church of Christ in Little Rock, 823 W. Sixth St., accepting tarps, bottled water, work gloves, flashlights, etc. through Friday. Hours 9 a.m.-8 p.m., (501) 374-2039.
  • Christ United Methodist Church in Cabot, 15361 Arkansas 5, is accepting many items through Friday, see christchurchcabot.com for a full list. Hours 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., although special accommodations can be made by calling (501) 843-2302.
  • Several locations in Clarksville are taking bottled water and toiletries. Drop-off locations are the Student Center and rotunda of the Administration Building at the University of the Ozarks, the Johnson County sheriff’s office, the Journey Church and Wal-Mart.
  • Faulkner County Extension Office, 110 South Amity Road, Suite 200, Conway, 72032. Requested items: bottled water, soap, toothpaste, toiletries, saline solution, contact cases, trash bags, heavy plastic, tarps, gloves, diapers and blankets. (501) 329-8344.
  • First Baptist Church in Benton, 211 S. Market St., is accepting Wal-Mart gift cards in $10 and $20 increments for victims of the tornado. The church is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (501) 315-2270.
  • Radio station KKPT-FM, 94.1, is collecting goods during several shows today. From 6-10 a.m. at Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Benton; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Superior Dodge in Conway; and 3-6 p.m. Home Depot in Conway.
  • Steve Landers Toyota, 10825 Colonel Glenn Road, (501) 779-4458, and Steve Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 401 Colonel Glenn Plaza Loop, (501) 374-4848, both in Little Rock, are accepting items such as toiletries, baby items, tarps and plastic totes.
  • The Marriott Courtyard hotel is accepting donations at 4339 Warden Road, North Little Rock. (501) 753-2000.
  • Maumelle has several locations taking batteries, bottled water, blankets, cots, gloves, hand sanitizer, nonperishable food, snacks, tarps, towels and wipes. Dropoff locations are Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce, 115 Audubon Drive, Suite 14; and Holiday Inn Express, 200 Holiday Drive.
  • Methodist churches are collecting goods, including Christ United Methodist Church at 15361 Arkansas 5 in Cabot, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Grace United Methodist Church at 1075 Hogan Lane, Conway, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • North Pulaski Baptist Association, 4500 North Hills Blvd., North Little Rock, is collecting “buckets of love,” 5-gallon buckets filled with items such as gloves, flashlights and batteries, sunscreen, toilet paper and wipes.
  • Regions Bank branch locations in Conway, Greenbrier, Morrilton, Russellville and Clarksville are accepting bottled water, blankets, batteries, nonperishable food, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, soap and other toiletries.
  • Swank Hair Studio is accepting donations at 12911 Cantrell Road No. 7, Little Rock. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (501) 221-1755.
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway set up two drop-off locations: Room 109, Torreyson Library, and Physical Plant. No clothing requested at this time. The UCA Foundation Inc. has established the Disaster Assistance Fund for UCA faculty, staff and students. Funds can be donated online at uca.edu/go/DisasterAssistanceFund.
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock has multiple drop-off locations at its main campus and the UALR Bowen School of Law. The Sights & Sounds Blog details where to drop off specific items at ualr.edu/www/2014/04/28/how-ualr-is-helping.

What to donate

Dozens of businesses, churches and other groups spread the word Monday that they would collect donated goods and money for those hit by Sunday’s tornadoes in Arkansas. Each has distributed a list of sought items. Below is a summary of those lists and many of the drop-off points. It is by no means a complete list. Check with drop-off sites to make sure they are still operating and to find out what items are still needed and what they have in abundance.

  • baby needs — diapers, wipes, formula
  • batteries
  • blankets
  • bottled water
  • camping supplies
  • chain saws, fuel, bar oil
  • clothing for adults
  • clothing for children
  • contact cases, saline solution
  • cots
  • deodorant
  • detergent
  • feminine products
  • flashlights
  • food, nonperishable
  • gloves
  • hand sanitizer
  • insect repellent
  • paper towels
  • pet food, supplies
  • plastic drop cloths
  • plastic tubs, storage containers
  • shampoo
  • shovels
  • soap
  • sunscreen
  • tarps
  • toilet paper
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • trashbags
  • work gloves

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