Vacant buildings become shelter for those affected by Arkansas flooding


FORTH SMITH, Ar.– Arkansas river is at a historical flood level, the city of Fort Smith is using vacant buildings to provide relief to those displaced by flooding. 

The old Sears building at the central mall is now housing a multi Agency Resource Center

This resource hub was mentioned in Tuesday evening’s Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Kathleen Halliburton is a community outreach volunteer at Grace Community Church and says it’s crucial to lend a helping hand. 

“Anyone that needs help in our community that needs assistance  can come here and find the help that they need, Halliburton said. We’ve got multiple organizations that will be set up inside so this will be the hub for all of this devastation going on in our community. “

Congressman Steve Womack and Senator John Boozman are currently working on a disaster declaration to increase recovery funds.

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