Des Arc Floods
This year one of our primary Foundation objectives is to raise funds to build a new clinic in Des Arc. Twice, our clinic has flooded requiring our mobile unit to become the temporary treatment center while many homes and businesses were evacuated.
The Des Arc area experienced, in more recent history, three major floods; 2008, 2011 and 2016. The flood in 2011 was the result of and referenced as “The Great Mississippi Flood of 2011.” Primary thoroughfares were closed to Des Arc due to impassable roads cutting the town off from neighboring areas.
The Arkansas National Guard soldiers helped with sandbagging operations. Many homes and businesses were lost. FEMA assisted during this travesty.
The population of Des Arc in 2017 was reported at 1,630, while ironically, the number of patients serviced by our ARcare clinic in 2017 was approximately 1,600. Obviously, ARcare is an important resource to the Des Arc community. If the ARcare clinic did not exist the residents would have to travel to Hazen (15 miles away), Carlisle (35 minutes away) or Brinkley (40 minutes away) to receive medical assistance.
We need the help of the community and any philanthropic organizations or individuals that may have a desire to help us help Des Arc by preventing the residents of Des Arc from isolation to having access to convenient health care. Can you help? Or do you know someone that can? Please contact our Foundation Director of Development, Gregg Ratliff. Gregg would be happy to discuss possible help. He can be reached at 501.322.0490. Thank you!
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As the fundraising arm of ARcare, Arkansas Family Health Foundation relies heavily on the generous donations of poeple like you. All funds raised to towards various eductation, wellness, economic development, and transportation-related initiatives throughout Arkansas.