ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is collecting toys and clothing for those affected by the deadly December 10 storms in Kentucky.
People across Northwest Arkansas are encouraged to donate new toys as well as clothing the size of infants to teens, especially jackets and winter clothing.
Timothy Hocut of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance says the donations will ease the burden on people in affected areas.
“This is not a standard sheepdog impact assistance mission, but again, we are adapting and overcoming, and it is a need right now,” Hocut said.
Donations can be dropped off at the Rogers Center for Non-Profits on December 21 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will return to Kentucky later this week.
Sheep Dog will send a second disaster response team to Kentucky in January 2022.
The founding sergeant of the sheepdog. Major Lance Nutt hopes his organization can bring peace to the families by helping to clean up all the debris.
“Give these families and communities that sense of hope and belonging from a starting point of view. So we’re excited to do what we can to help them reconnect to a New Year, ”said Nutt.
The team leaves on January 2 and Sheep Dog could even send a third team if necessary.
People can register to deploy on the organization’s website.