ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Both the Walton Arts Center and the Walmart AMP have come together with the United Way of Fort Smith to provide flood recovery assistance to those impacted by the historic flooding in the River Valley.
Starting Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6, donations can be dropped off at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville or at the Walmart AMP in Rogers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
United Way is asking for specific items to meet the immediate needs of flood victims, the items include:
- Non-perishable food items
- Bottle water
- Heavy-duty trash bags (33-34 gallon)
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Safety glasses
- Work gloves/rubber cleaning gloves
Those wanting to donate can do so by entering the Walton Arts Center from Spring Street and exiting towards West Avenue. At the Walmart AMP donations will be accepted in the parking lot in front of the box office.
You can also purchase $10 tickets to Bella Gaia on June 13 at Walton Arts Center. The entire ticket price will be donated to the United Way of Fort Smith, and patrons will get to see an amazing show. Purchase tickets by calling the box office at 479-443-5600 or online at www.waltonartscenter.org.
Walmart corporate announced Monday (June 3) that it will be doubling its initial donation and will now be giving $1 million for flood relief to the mid and southern regions of the United States.
The United Way of Fort Smith Area serves a six-county area in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma including Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin and Logan counties in Arkansas and LeFlore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma. You can also donate directly to the United Way’s flood relief efforts by texting flood2019 (all one word) to 91999.
Walmart AMP has joined forces with the United Way of Fort Smith to help our River Valley neighbors, and we need your help! pic.twitter.com/jVr3NA0fy3
— Walmart AMP (@walmart_amp) June 3, 2019