It's been a very difficult three days for them, coping with the elements and the tragedy of what happened.
For the last four days, the victim's families have been living at the Pilgrim Rest Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. It's where they've waited for any word on their loved ones.
Andrea Cowart is the pastor's wife and was with 8-year-old Jayden Basinger's family when the dreaded call came.
Cowart says, "They are the strongest people you will ever meet. Because I felt like they were having to comfort me whenever found her cause I thought this is awful because they finally found her, but they were so strong."
Cowart is one of several church members that have counseled the families. Mainly, she say's they've listened to their stories and have just been a friend.
"We just tried not to put too much pressure on them for anything. If they needed us we were there," says Cowart. "Its been wonderful. Everybody has been here 24/7. We haven't left them."
About 10 miles away the search continues. About 150 volunteers showed up Monday morning to help. Henry McCauley drove to the search site with his friend from Mena.
"That is one of the reasons that we are here so that the families can have closure today, not tomorrow or next week."
The Arkansas Crisis Response team is hoping to help the volunteers with the emotional toll of searching for bodies.
Don Kinney is in charge of a team of seven counselors who talk with the volunteers about what they may have seen.
He says, "We actually just got through speaking with one this morning that nobody had talked to. He found a baby the first day he went out and he said he hadn't slept. He was having a hard time eating."
Meanwhile, as long as the search continues so will the crisis counseling. Kinney calls it a priority and the only way to ensure volunteers get the mental help they need.
He explains, "There is probably nothing worse than to not have closure."