How to help Jonesboro, Arkansas

The tornado that delivered a direct hit to the City of Jonesboro, has been rated by the National Weather Service as an EF-3...Their community is need of volunteer work and donations.

  • Governor Asa Hutchinson declared Jonesboro a state natural disaster and will be seeking a federal declaration as well.
  • All of the businesses destroyed in the tornado are also eligible for COVID-19 unemployment help.
  • The Red Cross is 35% done surveying the damage, and thus far, 55 homes received major damage and will have to be rebuilt, 145 homes received moderate damage, and 9 received little damage.
  • Every small business destroyed by the tornado is eligible for a small business disaster loan, and the local banks will help those small business owners.
  • Officials say their best estimate for damage cost is “several hundred million dollars,” and “$100 million” to the Mall at Turtle Creek.

The following locations are taking donations:

• Monetary donations can be made to the American Red Cross at 870-932-3212• Non perishable food items can be donated to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (870-932-3663)• Cleaning supplies can be donated to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (870-932-3663)• Cat and dog food can be donated to Jonesboro Animal Control (870-935-3920)• Diapers and baby wipes can be donated to the Jonesboro Police Department at 1001 S Caraway Rd (870-935-5562)• Furniture, bulk items, clothing, and other items can be taken to Bearded Bouquet in the Shoppes at Hilltop. They have plenty of area to store these items until they can be distributed. (870-333-1661)