American Red Cross shelter remains open; City providing emergency pet shelter for those impacted by flooding

The American Red Cross shelter in Fayetteville remains open to individuals affected by the recent flooding in and around the city. Three individuals stayed at the shelter Thursday night.

The shelter is located at Genesis Church at 205 W MLK Blvd. Fayetteville, AR. Items to bring to the shelter include clothing for a few days, bedding, toiletries, essential medication, and items for your children.

Emergency Pet Shelter

The city of Fayetteville will provide emergency pet sheltering for individuals staying at the Red Cross shelter. Information on how to make arrangements for pet sheltering is available through the city and at the shelter.  Service animals are permitted in the shelter.

Damage Assessments

In addition to opening the shelter, Red Cross teams will continue damage assessments in flood-impacted communities to determine the extent of the flooding damage to residential property.

Emergency App

For shelter information and other emergency information, download the free Red Cross Emergency App, visit, or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to

How to help

During and after disasters, cash donations enable the Red Cross to help people recover from disasters big and small. Call, click, or text to give: visit, call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation donate online at Individuals can also sign up to become a volunteer.