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Following the deadly and devastating tornado that ripped through central Arkansas Sunday night, the following churches/businesses are accepting donations and recruiting volunteers to help victims:

DONATE to the Arkansas Dream Center Relief Fund: http://www.ardreamcenter.tv/give/

DONATE to the Arkansas Strong - Disaster Relief Fund through the local chapter of the American Red Cross: http://on.kthv.com/1iDi6m5

DONATE to the KSSN 96 Storm Aid Fundraiser: http://www.kssn.com/pages/stormaid.html

***NOTE: Please also see the many more volunteer/donation opportunities in the Comments section of the article. The good people of Arkansas have so many volunteers and helpful organizations that it is hard to post them all in this article. Thank you all for helping and being so generous!

Akel's Carpet One in Little Rock, Sherwood, and Maumelle:

  • Collecting monetary donations at all locations.

Apostolic Church in North Little Rock:

  • Accepting donations through Friday.
  • Donations of tarps, flashlights, batteries, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food items, gloves, toiletries, chainsaws, blankets, bottled water, etc.
  • Great need for socks and underwear for men, women and children. Also chainsaw oil and small propane tanks.
  • Location: 4315 Landers Rd. in North Little Rock

Arkansas ATA Martial Arts in NLR, Cabot, Bryant, WLR, Maumelle, Hwy 10, and Conway:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Hygiene products
  • Trash bags
  • Children's toys

Arkansas Baptist State Convention

  • Arkansas Baptist State Convention is working with American Red Cross to provide disaster relief
  • Donate online at www.absc.org
  • Send check to: Arkansas Baptist State Convention (put ABSC Disaster Relief in the memo line) and mail to 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, AR 72204.
  • Also accepting gift cards at their 10 Remington Drive location
  • To volunteer with the recovery efforts, click the "Volunteer Now" button or "Buckets of Love" button at www.absc.org.

City of Beebe:

  • Beebe City Hall official drop-off sites for tornado relief Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Items collected will be non-perishables, 18 gallon tubs, bug spray, sunscreen, laundry detergent, toiletries, etc.

Benton Transmission Automotive & Tire:

  • 992 Hwy 5 North in Benton

Better Business Bureau in Little Rock:

  • Accepting donations of non-perishable foods, water, tooth brushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, deodorant, etc.
  • 12521 Kanis Road 501-664-7274

Boys and Girls Club of Bryant:

  • Collecting donations of non-perishables, water, clothing.
  • Drop off between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Located in 6401 Boone Road in Bryant (Bishop Park)

Brady Masonic Lodge No. 753 of Little Rock:

  • Taking donations at 11805 Hinson Rd. Call 501-231-4295

Central Church of Christ in Little Rock:

  • Accepting tarps, bottled water, work gloves, flashlights, hand sanitizer, other basics.
  • Toiletries, diapers accepted as well.
  • Beginning at noon.
  • 823 W. 6th Street Little Rock (501) 374-2039

Chenal 10 Storage:

  • Accepting donations
  • 24300 Chenal Parkway

Christ United Methodist Church in Cabot:

  • Accepting donations and other items
  • 15361 Highway 5
  • Call (501) 843-2302 for a full list of items they are collecting
  • Collecting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday

Courtyard Little Rock North in NLR:

  • They are accepting any and all donations at their location.
  • Location: 4339 Warden Road

Gracepoint Church in Conway:

  • They have a trailer to collect water, snacks, gloves, blankets, etc.
  • 1070 Markham Street
  • Today through Saturday at 8 p.m.

H & S Rentals in Heber Springs:

  • Donation drop-off

Haskell City Hall in Haskell:

  • Celebration Baptist Church is collecting supplies for tornado victims and workers.
  • Flashlights, batteries, gloves, non-perishable foods, baby items, paper goods, and water.
  • Dropped off at Haskell City Hall at 2520 Arkansas Hwy. 229

Hilcrest Inn in Sheridan:

  • Accepting donations of furniture, clothes, dishes, diapers, non-perishable items

Holiday Inn & Suites in Morrilton:

  • Accepting non-perishable items, baby wipes, paper towels, etc. No clothing.
  • 8 Bruce Street (501) 215-4924
  • Manager Cindy Roberson

H2O Graphix at 302 W. Mulberry St. in Searcy:

  • Accepting donations of water bottles, work gloves, non-perishables, baby diapers, wipes, personal hygiene items from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat

The Journey Church in Clarksville:

  • Collecting toiletries and other every day hygiene items. Please leave in the original packaging.
  • Bottled water
  • 625 Cline Road (479) 647-3904

Johnson County Sheriff's Office:

  • Collecting toiletries and other every day hygiene items. Please leave in the original packaging.
  • Bottled water.
  • 301 Porter Industrial Road (479) 754-2200

Landers Toyota and Chrysler Dodge Jeep:

  • Accepting donations at Colonel Glenn Road

Lonoke Elementary School:

  • Collecting toiletry items through May 9

Marco's Pizza central Arkansas locations

  • Accepting donations
  • Marco's Pizza in Conway 2501 Dave Ward Dr Conway, Arkansas 72034
  • Marco's Pizza of Sherwood/Gravel Ridge 14718 Highway 107 Sherwood, Arkansas 72120

Mayflower Middle/High Schools in Mayflower:

  • The shelter at Mayflower Schools is in need of blankets, cots, pillows and snacks. John Pipkins or Doug Jones will accept donations there

New Life Church in Conway:

  • Asking people to meet at 8 a.m. Monday to help with tornado relief
  • They ask people to bring chainsaws and gloves
  • Location: Church is located at corner of Dave Ward Dr. and Country Club Rd. in Conway

Newport Junior High School:

  • Accepting donations of canned goods, non-perishable food items, and bottled water for the victims in Mayflower and Vilonia.
  • Weekly trips will be delivered to areas in need. Donations will be accepted at the junior high office during schools hours, 7:45-3:30.
  • Location: 406 Wilkerson Dr, Newport, AR

North Point Ford-Lincoln in North Little Rock:

  • Donations of any sort will be greatly appreciated until Saturday. Please bring all donations such as toiletries, bathing products, clothing, water, non-perishable food items, power tools and anything that would be helpful to the main building on the North Point Ford campus.
  • Location: 4400 Landers Road in North Little Rock

North Point Nissan in Little Rock:

  • Non-perishable items, clothes, water, toiletries, paper goods being accepted
  • Location: 1 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive in Little Rock

Perry County Sheriff's Office:

  • Accepting donations at their office.

Relay for Life of Greater Little Rock partnering with Arkansas Foodbank:

  • Pop top entrees
  • Fruit and pudding cups
  • Individual juices
  • Crackers, peanut butter, Vienna sausage, Beanie Weenies, canned tuna and chicken, shelf-stable milk, individual cereal, granola and energy bars, energy drinks/Gatorade, plastic spoon/fork kits

Relay for Life of Saline County partnering with Boys & Girls Club of Bryant:

  • Gift cards in small amounts
  • Hand sanitizer and/or wet wipes
  • >First aid supplies
  • Gatorade/Powerade, drink mixes
  • >Gloves
  • Dog/cat food
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
  • Can openers (manual)

Regions Bank Arkansas Disaster Relief fund accepting donations

Russell Cellular Verizon Wireless Retailer:

  • Accepting donations at all central Arkansas locations
  • 3 locations (Cabot, Heber Springs, Morrilton) giving out free car chargers to Vilonia and Mayflower residents (Must present ID)

Shepherd of the Peace Lutheran Church in Maumelle:

  • No clothes or bottled water. Looking for items to help workers such gloves, work boots, bandannas, sunscreen, etc.
  • Will not accept over the weekend due to an event, but will start accepting again starting 8 a.m. Monday.
  • Location: 449 Millwood Circle in Maumelle

St. Andrew UMC in Little Rock:

All Superior Auto locations accepting donations

Sylvan Hills Sherwood Optimist Club:

Sylvan Hills Church of Christ:

Tide Dry Cleaners:

  • Offering victims vouchers for dry cleaning services.
  • All residents should collect their vouchers from the Palarm Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at 795 Highway 365, South in Mayflower, or
  • 11211 Cantrell Road or 523 Kirk Road both in Little Rock

Tripcony, May and Associates - Little Rock:

  • Collecting dog food, cat food, meat-flavored Gerber jars of baby food
  • Drop off at Plaza West building at 415 N. McKinley, Ste. 180 in Little Rock
  • All donations to be given to Maumelle Friends of the Animals

Union Rescue Mission:

United Methodist Church:

A list of needed supplies can be found at www.arumc.org

Three collection centers are set up to accept supplies:

- Christ UMC in Cabot has been designated as a Faulkner County Staging and Distribution Center. They are ready to accept material donations. Location: 15361 Hwy. 5 in Cabot, next to the Greystone Sonic, 9 am – 6 pm.

- Grace Conway is open 11 am – 3 pm today; 9 am – 3 pm beginning tomorrow. Location: 1075 Hogan Lane, Conway.

- Maumelle UMC will be opening later

  • Donations can be mailed to Arkansas Conference, Attn: Disaster Response, P. O. Box 3611, Little Rock, AR 72203.

  • Drop gift by the Conference office, 800 Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202 (on the Philander Smith College campus) between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

University of the Ozarks in Clarksville:

  • Collecting toiletries and other every day hygiene items. Please leave in the original packaging.
  • Bottled water
  • Drop off at the student center outside the cafeteria or the rotunda of the administration building
  • 415 N College Ave

Walmart of Clarksville:

  • Collecting toiletries and other every day hygiene items. Please leave in the original packaging.
  • 1230 Market Street

Whisker's Sporting Goods in Perryville:

  • Accepting donations
  • 406 N. Fourche Avenue
  • (501) 889-2011

White Treasure Chest Flea Market in Cabot:

  • Accepting donations (clothes, food, etc) for victims
  • Drop off at location 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Mon-Sat) 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Sun)
  • Location: 3632 Highway 367 South in Cabot

The Wolf 105.1:

  • Set up in the Clear Channel Metroplex at 10800 Colonel Glenn Road
  • Collecting items, especially bottled water.
  • Also drop off cash or check by any Centennial Bank branch. There is an account set up for those in Mayflower/Vilonia.

If you know of a business or organization helping tornado victims, leave the information in the comments section below.

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