(KAIT) - In the wake of the devastation left by Harvey, many in Region 8 want to give back. There are several ways and many organizations that are stepping up to help.
Of course, the main way to give monetary donations is to give to the American Red Cross.
You can help by visiting the American Red Cross website, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. For more information from the Jonesboro chapter, call 870-932-3212.
Another way to give money is to go Kroger and donate while in the checkout line.
Meanwhile, several businesses and organizations are stepping up to donate much-needed items.
Click on the following links or posts to find out more (updates will come as they are received):
St. Elizabeth's Place, 3010 Middlefield Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas will be collecting donations of supplies, (cleaning, baby needs, personal hygiene needs, bottled water/Gatorade) for those affected by the flooding in Texas at the facility through September 6th, where the supplies will then be delivered to Texas. If you need more information, please call 870-802-0090.
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The Westside High School EAST program is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Red Cross to raise funds for Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. We will be hosting "Warriors4Texas" day on our campus on Friday, September 1st.
The event will kick off at the Warrior Volleyball game where EAST students will be in the gym lobby collecting money for the Red Cross. Other collection events will take place on Friday at the high school pep rally (2:45 p.m. in the gym) and during the Westside vs. Manilla game at the football field starting at 6:30 p.m.
EAST students have also created a T-shirt with the "Warriors4Texas" logo that we will be selling at the game. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. In addition, EAST students are shooting a video of Friday's events to share on social media as a message to show Texas residents that we care and want to help them in this devastating time.
Ritter Communications is collecting bottled water at its Jonesboro office (2400 Ritter Drive) today which the company will deliver to Beaumont, Texas this weekend. Individuals who are interested in contributing may drop off cases of water at Ritter's loading dock (located on the south side of the building) by 5 p.m. Friday. For more information, please contact the Ritter Communications marketing team at 870-336-3415.
Salvation Army helping people in Texas
On Sunday, August 28, eight mobile feeding units arrived in Corpus Christi to serve Texas' coastal bend area with two more units arriving on Monday, August 29. The feeding trucks, manned by a cadre of 18 Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers, immediately began serving residents and first responders affected by the hurricane. Along with the feeding trucks, a team of 12 was deployed as an Incident Command Team to run the operation. All personnel are deployed for fourteen days. With additional requests for specialized positions from the Texas Division of The Salvation Army fulfilled, there is a total of 33 personnel currently on the ground from the AOK division.
On Friday, September 1, nine additional feeding trucks, a Polaris Ranger, a Polaris Quad Runner and a trailer were sent from the Arkansas-Oklahoma Division (AOK)to reinforce disaster response efforts in Texas. With the addition of the AOK feeding trucks to the disaster response, there are now 84 feeding trucks responding to provide aid in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Currently there are 14 people, a group made up of Salvation Army officers, volunteers and employees, on standby ready help with relief efforts. The additional personnel may be deployed as soon as Friday, September 8.
How People Can Help
Financial donations are the best way to support relief efforts as the needs of those being served evolve daily. It's easy to support The Salvation Army's disaster relief program:
• Donate Online: www.helpsalvationarmy.org
• Donate by Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301 Please designate 'Hurricane Harvey' on all checks.
• Donate by Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
• Donate by Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile
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