Wednesday, Apr 05, 2023
City of Little Rock Public Relations (501) 371-4421
LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community and donors worldwide, the City of Little Rock has delivered nearly 250 full pallets of donated goods to assist residents impacted by the March 31 tornado. Donations continue to pour into the City’s drop-off site, 7000 Murray St.
“Without a doubt, Little Rock has truly stepped up,” Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. said. “It’s amazingly rewarding to witness the generosity of Little Rock residents in action. And, as we’re just a few days into what we know will be a long-term recovery process, we ask for the kindness and benevolence to continue as our impacted friends and neighbors will need our help in the weeks and months ahead.”
Currently, impacted Little Rock residents are asked to go to the Family Assistance Center at The City Center, 315 N. Shackleford Road, for meals and resources. Donated goods are being distributed to individuals there.
At this time, the City is asking specifically for these donations that most align with the needs of impacted residents:
- Baby formula
- Canned goods such as chili, soups, beans and chicken
- Macaroni and cheese boxes
- Peanut Butter
- Dish soap
- Dishwasher detergent
- Small flashlights
- Shampoo and conditioner
The Center has received enough bottled water to meet current needs.
Mayor Scott joined Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sen. John Boozman, Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde and FEMA Regional Administrator Tony Robinson today for a tour of the Family Assistance Center, Little Rock’s one-stop shop for both necessities and services.
Impacted residents can visit the Family Assistance Center to apply for FEMA disaster relief assistance, obtain replacement state records like driver’s licenses and birth certificates, receive benefits assistance, and learn about Little Rock School District transitional services and transportation. To learn about all the resources available at the Center, visit LittleRock.gov/relief.
“We’ve designed the Family Assistance Center to be the one place in Little Rock residents can go to get the things they need to repair and rebuild their lives,” Mayor Scott said. “As Gov. Sanders has said, we want to put people ahead of paperwork, and there’s no better illustration of this than the comprehensive array of services at the Family Assistance Center.”
Hundreds of volunteers are involved in managing and providing aid at the Family Assistance Center. The City will deploy volunteer clean-up crews in impacted neighborhoods over the next few days. These volunteer efforts are coordinated through LittleRock.gov/volunteer; residents may request crews by calling Arkansas 211.
As damage cleanup and debris removal is ongoing, residents, businesses and contractors are reminded that yard waste and construction debris may be dropped off free of charge at Reservoir Park. 8321 Cantrell Road. Tree and yard waste must be separated from construction waste in order to be accepted at Reservoir Park or picked up curbside.
The City on Tuesday solicited bids for contractors to remove and dispose of storm debris. Three different projects are available for competitive bidding, with bids due on Monday, April 10. To register as a Little Rock city supplier, go to LittleRock.gov/lrprocure. Contractors may also contact the Procurement Division at email@example.com or (501) 371-4560 with any questions about the bidding process.
- Make tax-exempt donations to City of Little Rock tornado relief at www.LittleRock.gov/LRCares.
- Get updated temporary road closures and traffic light outages at www.LittleRock.gov/roads.
- Help the City gather information about tornado damage at www.LittleRock.gov/lrdamage.
The City’s clearinghouse for information on the Internet is LittleRock.gov/relief. The City’s tornado relief website includes links, resources and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.