Arkansans doing Moore for Tornado Victims
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —
The Salvation Army is not the only charity springing into action to help those in our neighboring state with deadly tornado damage, local crews from the American Red Cross and other volunteers are in Oklahoma to lend a hand.
The good part if you want to help is you don't have to leave Arkansas. Plenty of organizations and churches around the state are doing their part of take supplies to Oklahoma.
Chuck Monan, with Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, stacked cardboard boxes Wednesday to prepare a collection spot for needed items for Moore, Okla. residents.
"Six of our members left at 3 am to take our grill out there to cook and feed the people that are being displaced by the tragedy," Monan said. "We're hoping to cook over 2,000 meals."
The church has also sent a laundry list of things of the only things that they're asking for to take.
"They don't have anything left, these folks are starting from scratch," Monan added.
Meanwhile in Benton, through the Arkansas Baptist Convention, five gallon buckets were stuffed as part of their "Buckets of Love," campaign.
"It's a storage item, you know, and a bucket and the thing that's carrying it becomes every bit as important as what is in it," said pastor Edd Spurlock with the First Baptist Church of Benton.
Spurlock tells us the church is gathering buckets until noon on Friday to send to Moore. These buckets are packed with toilet paper, water bottles, glove, flashlights and other requested items.
A Little Rock "Boy Scouts of America," has set up to help fill pods with an array of items such as trash bags, water coolers and dust masks. In partnership with the American Red Cross it will collect items from 8 am - 8 pm Thursday, and 8 am - 5 pm Friday, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
Let's not forget about our furry friends who are homeless in Okla. too. In Conway the animal shelter collected pet food to help out with some of those displaced best friends.
We've put together a full list of drop-off locations, and things needed most, on the homepage of our web site, KATV.com.