Response to Sunday night storms

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the State of Arkansas experienced great devastation in the wake of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. The University of Central Arkansas sits at the heart of Faulkner County, and students, faculty, and staff here feel the pain and grief of those most impacted by these ravaging storms.

In response to these events, the entire UCA community is coming together to assist. UCAPD dispatched a team of 10 officers last night to provide mutual assistance with area law enforcement in devastated areas of Faulkner County.

Students, faculty, and staff can visit the Counseling Center on the third floor of the Student Health Center for grief or emotional distress counseling.

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 the Disaster Assistance Fund for UCA faculty, staff, and students. Funds can be donated online at http://uca.edu/go/DisasterAssistanceFund. Other donations can be made to the American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/support/donating-fundraising/donations.