Thursday, February 7, 2008

Neighbor in Need Fund

One of our local radio stations, KATV, began this fund initially to help our "neighbors" to the south of Arkansas affected by Hurricane Katrina. It was then used to aid the Dumas community when it was flattened by a tornado a year ago. Wednesday, KATV announced it is re-activating the Neighbor in Need relief fund because help is needed again after Tuesday's killer twisters. No matter if it's $1, $5, $10, or more -- it will all add up. KATV kick-started the fund with a $5,000 donation. The money will help the Red Cross meet the needs of those living in Arkansas' affected areas. Our local Red Cross has been hit hard this year due to several apartment fires which has depleted their reserves. For more information on how you can contribute, click here.

If you live in one of the other states affected, Tennessee, Alabama, or Kentucky, then consider giving to your states Red Cross. There is also a need for blood donations. Consider being a part of your church's group to aid in clean up.

To see video of the storm damage done in Clinton, Arkansas as seen from KATV's chopper go here.

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