Overnight Hurricane Laura slammed into the Texas/Louisiana coasts with Cat 4 strength. The need for assistance in recovery is great, and Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is responding. SDIA will deploy a Disaster Response (DR) Team from Sunday, August 30, to Friday, September 4, to the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area to perform chainsaw operations, trees & debris removal, tarping roofs, and other assistance as needed.

 

The Northwest Arkansas DR Team, along with volunteers from other SDIA Teams and Chapters, will depart from the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary’s at 10:00am on Sunday, August 30.

 

Those who are not high-risk for COVID-19 and are willing/able to deploy next week, may register to volunteer at https://podio.com/webforms/22528178/1589227.

 

While this is a challenging time for most Americans, SDIA would greatly appreciate the public joining their DR Team by making any financial donation possible. No donation is too small – and every bit will help SDIA assist those affected by Hurricane Laura and other natural disasters.

 

Monetary donations can be made securely online at www.sheepdogia.org/get-involved/donate. SDIA is also in need of fuel gift cards, and gift cards to Walmart and Lowe’s. Gift cards can be mailed to or dropped off at Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, ATTN: DRM Donations, 1200 W. Walnut St., Suite 2301, Rogers AR 72756.