- Lavida Whitson, Director of Adventist Community Services for the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference/Disaster Response, along with Bev Wynot, assistant Director, and with the support of Texas Adventist Community Services/Disaster Response opened a distribution center in Fort Smith Arkansas in order to help the survivors impacted by the flooding.
- The Arkansas River’s flood level in usually 22 feet , but due to all the rain, it has been as high as 40.8 feet. This caused many along the river to be displaced and lose their homes. The distribution center was opened to receive donations and along survivors to come and receive many items that are needed.
- The Red Cross also reached out to us for clothing. They are housing some of the survivors in a shelter set up in Fort Smith Arkansas.
- The Arkansas River, which flows through much of Oklahoma, has caused roads to be closed and people to be displaced from their homes. Judy and Ken Reid of the Samaritan Center in Muskogee Oklahoma received cleaning buckets, hygiene kits, and other items in order to help those impacted in the area.
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Adventist Community Services and Disaster Response would like to express our sincere thanks to Mr. David Diaz, teacher of ESL/Dyslexia and the students of Keene Junior High for a job well done. A call for cleaning supplies was made and the students and staff of Keene Junior High came through with funds in the amount of $1,600.52. Students shared that a project called “Penny War” was held on their campus. Students were divided into teams called “Houses”. The Challenge was to see which “House” brought in the most funds. We thank the students and staff for their efforts in raising funds for victims of Hurricane Michael through this project. Great job!