Thursday, April 28, 2011

Help for Tornado Recovery

Those of us at the Arkansas State Library extend our condolences to all the people affected by this weeks' storms in Arkansas and across the South.  If you would like to help, either with you time and talents or with a monetary donation, here are a few ways to get started:
  • American Red Cross: " the nation's premier emergency response organization," the Red Cross helps survivors of small and large disasters. You can help by donating money, blood or time. Here is the website for the local Arkansas chapter.
  • The Salvation Army is also accepting donations and helping survivors in Arkansas and Alabama.
  • According to this notice on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette web site, anyone interested in volunteering for the Vilonia clean-up effort can call 501-626-2093 or 
    People who want to volunteer to help, should go to the Vilonia Primary School on U.S. 64. It will be open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring identification so that authorities can scan a driver's license or other identification and produce a volunteer badge to give volunteers a badge and the accompanying access needed to help.