Arkansas Marshallese COVID Emergency Fund
Our hearts hurt for our local community members within the Marshallese community. We have seen COVID-19 impact our partners and program participants directly and the effects are devastating. The Marshallese account for only 3% of our region’s population, yet they have suffered 52% of the region’s deaths due to COVID-19. And while the Marshallese community is being disproportionately affected, they are still not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare coverage, which leads to a lack of viable options for medical care within their community. Please consider donating to this fundraiser that directly benefits the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese to help support our friends, program participants, and cherished community members.
“NWA COVID numbers have jumped dramatically. What’s even scarier is this disease is preying on a community already at a medical disparity due to access to free healthcare and Medicaid coverage.
They are on the front lines in our community working so the rest of America can be fed. For too long have we ignored the pain we’ve inflicted on their people with only partial recognition of their rights here in the US.
The Marshallese people work hard for our community! Please, as their people struggle to fight off this pandemic, let’s rise together to support them.
100% of these proceeds go to the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM). They will be used to help assist in rent and utility payments for those who tested COVID positive to take the appropriate time to stay home and heal. They will go to helping those exposed stay home from work to stop the spread.
Your donations will go to PROTECT and SUPPORT our Marshallese neighbors, friends, family, and community members.”
RootED Northwest Arkansas
Due to the recent increase in positive testing both in the community and poultry plant level, RootED Northwest Arkansas is raising funds to mobilize a grassroots movement. Their goal is to ensure that all marginalized communities in Northwest Arkansas have the appropriate supplies to protect themselves.
All funds will be used to purchase masks, pulse oximeters and/or educational material as needed.
CLOTH MASK DONATION DROP OFF
Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum
203 E Emma Ave Suite A
Springdale, AR 72764
Monday, June 22nd, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 24th, 2:00-4:00 pm
Friday, June 26th, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
PRODUCT SHIPMENT (Masks and/or pulse oximeters)
203 E Emma Suite A
Springdale, AR 72764