Since May 31st, American Red Cross has been providing disaster relief for residents impacted by historic flooding along the Arkansas River. As flood waters recede in some areas, and needs evolve, Red Cross remains in continuous contact with local emergency management officials to meet immediate emergency needs and determine next steps to help families and communities through the recovery process.

“As river levels fall and residents affected by the flooding begin the process of returning home, we will continue to be here for our local communities,” said Lori Arnold, Greater Arkansas Chapter executive director. “The Red Cross will continue to work with partners and do everything we can to connect people with the resources they need for recovery.”


The following shelter locations remain open to meet the needs of those impacted in those communities and surrounding areas:

Red Cross operated shelters:

  • Evangel Temple, 1110 South 12 Street, Fort Smith, AR
  • Don Owens Center, 10 Lower Ridge Road, Conway, AR (location includes a temporary pet shelter provided by the Faulkner County Animal Response Team)
  • North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow Street, North Little Rock, AR
  • Southeast Arkansas College-Seabrook (Old YMCA), 6808 Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, AR

Red Cross supported shelter locations:

  • Dyer Community Building, 325 Loomis Lane, Dyer, AR
  • Swan Lake Fire Station, 14997 Hwy 88 S., Altheimer, AR
  • Wright/Pastoria Community Center, 8550 Surrat Rd, Wright, AR

Independent shelter locations:

  • First Baptist Church-Lavaca, 100 West Main, Lavaca, AR

Identification and/or proof of residency is NOT required to be admitted to a Red Cross shelter. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring the following items with them:

  • clothing for a few days
  • bedding
  • toiletries
  • essential medication
  • a child’s stuffed animal, blanket or other items for your children

Anyone who needs to find a shelter may visit, download the free Red Cross Emergency App or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to