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Arkansas community leaders show how they serve
Arkansas community leaders show how they serve

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Consider this: Where would you turn for advice on assisting a loved one affected by Alzheimer's? How will your basic needs be met should your child become ill with cancer? What kinds of chemicals and additives are in your food -- and how is it affecting your health?

Do you know where to go to even get these answers?

Earlier this spring I was able to attend an event at War Memorial Stadium called "Little Rock Serves," which is sponsored by Create Little Rock, an arm of the Little Rock Chamber. Although they are based in Little Rock, the "Serve the Rock" event draws non-profit entities from around the state, allowing them to network and promote their missions to the public.

I had the chance to meet organizations such as the Minority Health Commission, which makes sure every Arkansan has access to healthcare, and Big Love, a group of folks who take care of the basic needs of families affected by childhood cancer. I also had a nice conversation with Sha' Stephens of Pathfinder Inc., which provides services for citizens with developmental disabilities, ultimately giving them independent living skills.

Most of the representatives I talked with said they are in need of volunteers and resources, of course. However, these are part of a larger effort to simply get Arkansans to know who they are, and how they can help. Take a look at the video and hear these folks explain who they are in their own words.

Create Little Rock is devoted to bringing businesses and organizations, particularly non-profits, into Central Arkansas and providing incentives for them to stay and grow the communities they serve.