A large part of our six-county coverage area is being affected by disastrous flooding — and donations are being sought to aid in the relief effort.

In response to requests, the United Way of Fort Smith Area is coordinating a text to give effort for those that want to make a monetary donation to assist agencies in providing assistance to flood victims. Contributions to this fund can be made by texting flood2019 (all one word) to 91999, or on our website at https://unitedwayfortsmith.org/give/  100% of every donation will be directed to nonprofit programs meeting people’s needs for emergency shelter, food and more in our six-county coverage area. United Way of the Fort Smith Area will then distribute those funds to the local agencies providing relief assistance. For more information contact Mitzy Little at mlittle@unitedwayfortsmith.org or call 479-782-1311.