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Updated: Donation/drop-off locations

Posted: April 28, 2014 - 5:39pm

Central Arkansas businesses and organizations have established drop-off locations and donations accounts to aid in the disaster relief following Sunday's devastating storm damage. 

The list will be updated as information becomes available. Feel free to comment or send information about additional locations to editorial@thecabin.net.    

Arvest Bank

All Arvest branches in central Arkansas will be drop off locations for disaster relief items in the wake of recent storms and tornado effective immediately.

Arvest has partnered with the non-profit organizations HisPlace HisWay in conjunction with the American Red Cross. 

Needed items include:

Bottled water

Juice boxes/pouches


First aid items

All cleaning products


Safety goggles

Gloves of all sizes.

Tarps of all sizes

Most central Arkansas locations are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 9.


AT&T customers who want to support the Red Cross’ efforts can text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10. The donation will be charged on their monthly AT&T bill.

Branch Out

This week we will donate portions of paint classes and boutique sales to benefit the American Red Cross to help in recovery efforts for our neighbors. You may also drop off water and non-perishable food items in store and Branch Out will match these donations item for item.

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College is partnering with volunteers from American Red Cross Arkansas to provide relief to those impacted by Sunday's storms. There are two donation boxes located in the Watkins Academic Building and the Mabee Student Services Complex.

Items needed at this time are:

• Leather Work Gloves - NOT cotton • Batteries • Flashlights • Individually Packaged Snacks • Sunscreen • Baby wipes • Hand sanitizer • Tarps • 55-gallon heavy-duty trash bags

Conway High School

Conway High School is collecting:

hand sanitizer

baby wipes

new socks for children and adults

There is a truck in front of the Career Center. One load will go after school Wednesday to Mayflower and another load Thursday to Vilonia.

These are items that are in need. Pass the word. We are asking students to help bring items to school. If you know someone at CHS please send a donation to help our friends in need. Thank you.

Ellen Smith Elementary 

Accepting donations for more information call 450-4815

Items needed:

Bathroom Toiletries



First Security Bank

All First Security Banking Centers are accepting monetary and item donations for those affected by Sunday's storms.

Items Needed:




First aid items



Baby wipes

Hand sanitizer



Non-perishable food items


Toilet paper

Cleaning supplies

New toys/coloring books/stuffed animals

****No clothes at this time.

First Service Bank in Greenbrier and Conway 

The Greenbrier and Conway locations will serve as collection sites for the following items to help in relief of the tornado victims through Wednesday of this week. 

Toiletrie items

Toilet paper

Baby items, diapers, wipes etc.

Individual wrapped snack foods

Bottled water

Griffin Leggett

All of our properties at Griffin Leggett are drop stations for the victims of the Mayflower and Vilonia Tornadoes.  We will accept


household goods

non-perishable food

Hendrix College

You may send donations to the Miller Center (made out to Hendrix with “relief efforts” on the memo line) or via the Arkansas United Methodist Disaster Response (http://www.arumc.org/).

Stay tuned for more tornado relief-related information from Rev. J.J. Whitney in the Miller Center.


HipSway is starting a collection of supplies needed for the tornado victims and we need YOU to help us.  Here is a list of items that are needed:

Bottled water

Baby items (formula, diapers and wipes)

Work gloves

Boxed or wrapped snack foods


Dust mask

Personal hygiene items (travel size toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, etc.)

Trash bags

Cleaning supplies

Pet supplies (dog, cat and horse)

 We will be accepting items starting today through Friday, and will be distributing them as needed to local churches and shelters.

The Home Depot Conway 

The Home Depot at 500 Elsinger Blvd. in Conway will remain open 24 hours a day now through Friday to help volunteers in the clean up effort after Sunday's tornado that destroyed homes and businesses in Mayflower and Vilonia.  

Mt. Vernon-Enola Elementary School Office

Items will be delivered to designated drop sites in the areas of need. 

Bottle water



Clorox wipes


Trash Bags

Plastic Tarps



Baby Wipes

Non-Perishable food items



Point of Grace Baptist Church

(767 Hwy. 64 B, Conway, AR 72032) 





The Point 94.1

The Point 94.1 kicked off the “Road to Relief” today to help raise much needed funds and items to assist in relief efforts to aid those in need after the tragic outbreak of tornadoes that ravaged much of Arkansas on the evening of Sunday, April 27.

Tuesday, hosts Ashley King and Drew Mitchell of “The Morning Routine” will be at Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Benton from 6 - 10 a.m. followed by Mike Kennedy making stops at Superior Dodge in Conway from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Home Depot in Conway from 3 - 6 p.m.

Items of need at this time include:

Bottled water

Work gloves



Non-perishable food items 

Tools such as shovels and chainsaws.

Quitman School 

Plastic totes and tubs for storage and all other items. 

Quitman Public Library

Drop-off location, 5904 Heber Springs Rd. W., Quitman. 

Regions Bank

Regions Bank established the Arkansas Disaster Relief Fund to assist communities in the recovery from Sunday’s severe storms and tornadoes. 

Money donated to the Arkansas Disaster Relief Fund will be given to the American Red Cross to assist various communities in their recovery efforts. Tax-deductible donations can be made at any Regions Bank location throughout Arkansas and the 16 states Regions serves.

Further, Regions branch locations in Conway, Greenbrier, Morrilton, Russellville and Clarksville, have been designated as American Red Cross disaster relief drop-off locations.

Associates and disaster relief workers will accept donations of non-perishable items such as:

Bottled water



Paper towels

Toilet paper


Soap and other toiletries

Non-perishable food items will also be accepted.

Regions in downtown Conway is collecting items for those affected by Sunday night's severe weather in which tornados touched down in the communities of Vilonia and Mayflower.



Flash Lights

Small Snack Packages (peanut butter crackers, etc.)

Fresh Fruit

Work Gloves



Rose Bud Community Center 

Rose Bud School is collecting items at the Community Center. Call Christy English at 556-5152 for info.

Strain Photography

After the devastating tornadoes in Mayflower and Vilonia, Strain Photography has teamed up with Conway Santa for a toy drive to begin immediately for the families and children impacted by this storm.

We ask that you bring new toys to Strain photography 1025 Parkway in downtown Conway between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday - Friday.

Subway Restaurants 

In an effort to assist Arkansas residents who are impacted by this weekend’s tornadoes in Central Arkansas, Subway restaurants is providing food and supplies to local Red Cross shelters across the region. The total donation includes the following:   o  5,900 sandwiches o  1,800 cookies o  6,400 bags of chips o  42 cases of water Kim Strzlecki, a representative of Subway restaurants for the Little Rock area, will make the first delivery to the shelter at Mayflower High School. It is located at 10 Leslie King Dr. in Mayflower, AR. The donation will take place at 10:30 a.m. This shelter is currently serving 2,000 meals each day.

Superior Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Conway 

Drop off point for donations. 1201 Exchange Ave, Conway.

The Vintage Marketplace

 (444 Hwy 64 E, Conway, AR)

 Our store will be a drop off point from 10-2 each day for supplies and nonperishable items needed for tornado relief in Vilonia. Items needed at this time:

Plastic storage bins with lids

Gallon buckets

Work gloves

Shovels and rakes

Trash bags

Flash lights


Bottled water

Non perishable snacks

Sanitizing wipes

Paper towels

Kerosine lamps




Blankets, towels, and toiletries.

University of Central Arkansas

The University has set up two drop off locations for storm relief items. Signage designating the following locations will be posted:

Room 109, Torreyson Library UCA Physical Plant

Storm relief items needed at this time are the following:

Flashlights Batteries Blankets Camping supplies Feminine products Sunscreen Insect repellent Pet supplies Hygienic products Toilet paper Tarps

Clothing is not requested at this time.

The UCA Foundation, Inc. has established a Disaster Assistance Fund for UCA faculty, staff, and students. Funds can be donated online at http://uca.edu/go/DisasterAssistanceFund.

United Way of Central Arkansas

United Way of Central Arkansas will be collecting cash donations and supplies for the victims of the tornado.

Please drop off any form of donation to their office at 1120 Oak St in Downtown Conway. If you have any questions please call 501-327-5087.

 Supplies can include: 


-Can goods 





-Small snacks

-Clothes for all ages


-Bottled water

-Cash donations

Please go to their website for more information.



Vilonia Church of Christ 

has 2 buildings full of items and they will be passing them out and you can pick up there. They will be getting two PODS for more supplies being delivered. 

Items needed: 

Face masks


Bottled Water/Drinks

Work Gloves

Storage Tubs with Lids

Trash Bags


Hand Tools

Gift Cards

Snack Foods (Individually wrapped, no cooking needed)

Fuel for camp stoves

Whit Davis Lumber Plus at 80 S. Broadview St. in Greenbrier

Whit Davis Lumber Plus in Greenbrier is working with the United Way of Central Arkansas to collect items for those affected by Sunday night's severe weather.

Supplies can include:


-Can goods





-Small snacks

-Clothes for all ages


-Bottled water

-Cash donations

ZAZA Fine Salad + Wood Oven Pizza Conway

ZAZA is an official monetary donation station for the Red Cross Arkansas Tornado Relief Effort. Make your donation while you’re in the store and we’ll feed you in addition to your donations.

ZAZA will also donate 10 percent of sales now through Wednesday to ARC Relief Efforts.

Donate $10 - $49 = Free Gelato

Donate $50 - $100 = Free Salad or Pizza

Every donor will be entered to win dinner for two. 

Add your location by emailing editorial@thecabin.net

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bekael 04/29/14 - 07:55 am
Where to pick up?

Where do people go to get these supplies. There seems to be a lot of things available to the volunteers and helpers but where do the displaced people that are working to clean up their own place go to get this help? My aunt and her daughter and her son all lost their houses in Mayflower. they have nothing and 3 are still in the hospital but we are trying to get help to them in the cleanup and starting over and don't know where to go. Any ideas on trying to find a quick and affordable apartment?

Michelle Corbet
Michelle Corbet 04/29/14 - 09:46 am
Shelters and rental property

bekael, here is a list of shelters that have been established in the County:

Antioch Baptist Church: 150 Amity Road in Conway
Arkansas District Pentecostal Church of God: Vilonia
Beryl Baptist Church: 873 U.S. 64 in Vilonia
Mayflower Middle School: 17 Leslie St.
Mayflower High School Gym: 10 Leslie King Drive
Oak Bowery Baptist Church: 889 Otto Road in Conway
Point of Grace: 767 U.S. 64 B in Conway-Vilonia area
St. Joseph's Catholic Church: 1115 College Ave. in Conway

In Pulaski County, the Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, at 1720 Ferncliff Rd., is also open as a shelter.

Also, Cheyenne Merritt with Advantage Property Management of Conway (formerly Legacy Residentials) called me yesterday about the company wanting to help people who have been displaced by the tornados.

Each of their properties are owned by different property owners, so the help will be determined on a property by property basis, she said, but some owners are willing to lower rent, drop the security deposit or furnish the residence.

Advantage Property Management is located at 945 Carson Cove, Suite 105 in Conway. They can be found online at www.apmarkansas.net/ or reached by phone at (501) 513-8999.

Feel free to share this information. I'm typing it up as a story for the website now. It will appear under latest news soon. I'm sorry to hear about your family's loss. The Cabin's thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the tornado damage.

alipage72 04/29/14 - 10:42 am
This could help

Saw this posted on Facebook for help with people needing a place to stay.

ExecuStay helps families in times of disaster. We offer fully furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Central Arkansas. If you know anyone displaced by the recent tornado, we have openings in Conway, Maumelle and North Little Rock. Please call our office at 501.221.7356 or e-mail littlerock@execustaymidwest.com

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