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Here is how you can help those affected by Harvey

Aug 29, 2017

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More rain falling in Texas from Tropical Storm Harvey.  Houston and southeast Texas have been pounded by historic rainfall, as some areas could see up to 50-inches of rain before the rain stops.  The Arkansas Chapters of the American Red Cross are sending volunteers to Texas to help with shelter, food, and other immediate needs.  Disaster Program Manager with the American Red Cross Dean Hannah says people have been calling his office in Jonesboro asking how to help.  Hannah says volunteering and donations of money are always the best way to help:

"We can use the money immediately to purchase supplies for those who are in need," said Hannah.  "Goods and donations of supplies are good as well, but they may take a little longer to get to where they need to go". 

If you want to donate bottled water or other supplies, he says the Salvation Army is equipped to take those supplies to Texas. 

Hannah 4                     JR/KASU                    8/29/2017

Historic flooding in Texas from Tropical Storm Harvey continues as rain continues to fall.  Some areas are expected to get up to 50-inches of rain before it moves toward Arkansas.  Houston and southeast Texas are the hardest hit from Harvey.  The Arkansas Chapters of the American Red Cross are sending volunteers to Texas to help with mass care, which includes shelters, food and other immediate needs.  Disaster Program Manager with the American Red Cross Dean Hannah says those people who want to donate supplies and services can call them or the Salvation Army to help:

Hannah 4                     :34                   q/…we can get it over there.

Dozens of volunteers from the American Red Cross across the state are heading this week to Houston to help with efforts.