The Salvation Army Responds to Deadly Floods in Western Arkansas

A map of the Albert Pike Campground in Arkansas, where The Salvation Army is responding to tragedy caused by flash floods. Image: The New York Times

The Salvation Army is responding to the scene of deadly flash floods that struck Western Arkansas Thursday and Friday.  Many campers at Albert Pike Recreational Campgrounds were caught off-guard by the sudden surge  of the waters, which has caused a reported 20 fatalities.  Rescue operations continue.

The Salvation Army was called to the scene to provide food, water and emotional and spiritual support to first responders and survivors. Our incident command center has been established in Langley, Arkansas, and Salvation Army response teams have been assembled with crews from the Little Rock, Fort Smith, and Hot Springs areas, with more on standby.

To help support our relief efforts and assist individuals and families affected by the floods, you can donate by visiting or calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Please designate your contributions to “Arkansas flood.”

Thank you for your prayers and support for these individuals and families who have suffered so greatly during what was meant to be a weekend of recreation.

Information provided by Kathy Barbeire.