American Red Cross begins recovery efforts after Northeast Arkansas tornadoes
Cleanup continues after tornadoes struck this region of the country late Friday causing catastrophic damage.
Two communities especially impacted were Monette, where a nursing home was hit with one person being killed, and Leachville, where one person died inside a Dollar General. Governor Asa Hutchinson toured the damage over the weekend and called it "remarkable" that there wasn't a greater loss of life.
As the cleanup is underway, and assistance is needed by residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed, the American Red Cross is doing what it can.
John Brimley with the American Red Cross told member station KUAR that volunteers are on the ground performing damage assessments to see how they can best help those in need.
Brumley says the Red Cross is accepting monetary and blood donations. He says people can give money to a local office by mailing a check directly to them. He also says that blood donations are also welcomed and advises people to use their app to find the nearest blood donation event.
There are several blood drives scheduled December 14-20 across Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. Blood drives and other donor locations can be found here:
- Tues., December 14
- Church of God of Prophecy, Pocahontas, AR - 1:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
- Neelyville High School, Neelyville, MO - 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
- Wed., December 15
- Ritter Communications, Jonesboro, AR - 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
- Campbell Community Center, Campbell MO - 12:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
- Thurs., December 16
- Church of Christ, Wynne, AR - 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
- Malden Nutrition Center, Malden, MO - 1:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
- Fri., December 17
- Southwest Church of Christ, Jonesboro, AR - 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
- Mon., December 20
- Hoxie New Life Cathedral, Hoxie, AR - 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
- Osceola Chamber of Commerce, Osceola, AR - 1:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.