Second Wave of Arkansas Volunteers Heads Out for Florence Relief

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ROGERS, Ark. — Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is sending more local veterans to the Carolina’s to help out victims of the storm.

Nearly thirty Northwest Arkansans left for the Carolinas to assist in boat operations, distribute supplies, and help clear fallen debris.

Sheep Dog Founder Sgt. Major Lance Nutt says this time his crew is bringing more fuel and cutting back on water due to current needs in that area.

Ten sheep dogs are currently in Wilmington, North Carolina, to assess damage. Nutt says they have already made an impact.

“They found a neighborhood of low income men and women in families that got trapped by flood waters, coming up faster than expected. Using vehicles and boat assets, they were able to get fourteen families on ouf this lower income housing development,” Nutt said.

Grant Herndon is a volunteer for Sheep Dog leaving for the trip.

“For a lot of us, this is right down our alley. We know how do this type of work. It’s a way for us to make a difference, kind of re-live and reconnect with some of the people we were in those services with before,” Herndon said.

The group is expected to offer help for a week and rotate people in and out, with the possibility of sending even more sheep dogs in the next three weeks.

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