In response to the historic flooding along the Arkansas River, it’s all hands on deck for local shelters, including Evangel Temple in Fort Smith.
Over 70 people stayed overnight at the Red Cross shelter because their homes are underwater.
Evangel Temple’s Associate Pastor, Ryan Rose, said they have been housing displaced people for seven days, and each day they have been taking in more people.
With more people, comes more food and Rose said the shelter serves two meals at a time three times a day.
“The Salvation Army is the arm that is taking care of the foods,” Rose said.
With the help of Red Cross, which runs the operation, the church contributes in other ways.
“We aim to be the hands and feed of Christ. We want to do anything and everything to help people in their time of need,” Rose said.