A Lowell-based company is also helping with flood relief.
Volunteers collected toiletries, nonperishables, heavy-duty garbage bags, first aid kits, and tools.
CRI Communications Director Tara Muck said, “it’s not just River Valley and Northwest Arkansas, we’re all Arkansans. We’re all humans, what we really want to do is say, ‘let’s come together and benefit places that are really struggling right now.'”
“What is happening in the River Valley is devastating. As neighbors to those communities, we wanted to find a way to offer some relief to residents,” said Scott Dillard, president and CEO of Central Research Inc. “I’m very proud to see our team step up to organize this drive and appreciate the willingness of Propak to quickly help us find a way to deliver the items to residents impacted by the historic flood.”
Central Research said that the turnout was fantastic and that any little bit helps.
Those leading recovery efforts in Fort Smith have distributed a list of items in need. Those include, but are not limited to:
- Nonperishable food items
- Bottled water
- Heavy-duty garbage bags (33-55 gallon)
- Disinfectant soap
- First aid kits
- Hand sanitizer
- Scrub brushes, scouring pads
- Insect repellent
- Tools, such as shovels, axes