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Cross County Community Foundation Accepting Funds for Wynne Tornado Recovery

WYNNE, ARK. – (April 7, 2023) – Cross County Community Foundation has established two funds for recovery for nonprofits serving those affected by the tornadoes on March 31. The county has been declared a federal disaster area. Donations can be made to the following funds.

Cross County Tornado Recovery Fund – to support short and long-term needs for the Cross County community. Visit to make a donation.

Wynne Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund – to support the rebuilding efforts of Wynne Public Schools. Visit to make a donation.

The Foundation is waiving all fees associated with donations to these funds.

“We have been serving Cross County nonprofits for more than 20 years,” said Keeli Smith, executive director of Cross County Community Foundation. “Wynne was hit hard but the people here are resilient and coming together to help. The funds established through the Foundation will help now, but also for longer term recovery.”

Cross County Community Foundation’s Board will review and make grants from the Cross County Tornado Recovery Fund to nonprofits serving those affected in Cross County. The Wynne Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund is a designated fund specifically for helping the Wynne Public School District in their rebuilding efforts.

Cross County Community Foundation does not do direct programming or immediate relief work. Rather, we focus on long-term and intermediate recovery. We make grants to organizations working to serve the affected areas.


Arkansas Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit organization, provides resources, insight and inspiration to build better Arkansas communities – communities where our kids will want to raise their kids. The Community Foundation is the largest grantmaker in the state in the number of grants made each year. Since 1976, the Foundation has provided more than $393 million to nonprofits. The Foundation staff works directly with donors, professional advisors and nonprofits to help strengthen Arkansas communities through strategic philanthropy and focusing on local needs. Its assets rank among the top 60 out of more than 800 community foundations in the United States. Serving statewide and local initiatives, the Community Foundation helps connect those who want to give to causes they care about. Contributions to Arkansas Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.