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‘Stamp Out Hunger’ This Saturday, May 10th

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ This Saturday, May 10th

This Saturday, May 10, 2014, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) joins forces with the Arkansas Foodbank, United Way, the AARP Foundation and others to help Stamp Out Hunger in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas.  Letter carriers will fan out across the nation to pick up donated food on doorsteps and beside mailboxes as they deliver the mail.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held annually on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefitting Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and its network of food banks. Last year’s drive brought in 74 million pounds of food and provided assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

Arkansas Strong - How to Help

Arkansas Strong - How to Help

Following the deadly and devastating tornado that ripped through central Arkansas Sunday night, the following churches/businesses are accepting donations and recruiting volunteers to help victims:

DONATE to the Arkansas Dream Center Relief Fund: http://www.ardreamcenter.tv/give/

DONATE to the Arkansas Strong - Disaster Relief Fund through the local chapter of the American Red Cross: http://on.kthv.com/1iDi6m5

DONATE to the KSSN 96 Storm Aid Fundraiser:http://www.kssn.com/pages/stormaid.html

How to help in Center Hill, Ferndale, Saltillo, Black Oak

How to help in Center Hill, Ferndale, Saltillo, Black Oak

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Many THV11 Facebook viewers have asked how they can help in the recovery process in areas such as Black Oak Ranch, Saltillo, Center Hill, and Ferndale. The details are listed below:

Black Oak Ranch & Saltillo

To assist in these areas, visit the Liberty Fire Department on Highway 64 in Conway. Representatives at this location will direct volunteers. For information on what's needed, call (501) 328-9900.

Center Hill

To help in Center Hill, visit the Center Hill Fire Department on Highway 36 in Searcy. Representatives will direct volunteers from there.

Arkansas Foodbank's Empty Bowls event

Arkansas Foodbank's Empty Bowls event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The 12th annual Empty Bowls event was held Thursday in Little Rock.

It's the Arkansas Foodbank's largest running and most consistently successful fundraiser. Our very own Tom Brannon emceed the event, where Arkansas artists create works of art for the auction.

Along with great art, there was also a food court of sorts featuring some of Little Rock's top-rated restaurants.

The Foodbank is celebrating 30 years of feeding the hungry this year.

 

Rally against child abuse scheduled at Capitol

Rally against child abuse scheduled at Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Human Services' Division of Children and Family Service is to join child advocates, parents, judges, children, and others in a rally at the state Capitol against child abuse.

The rally is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the front steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock and is intended to draw attention to child abuse and to present ways on how the abuse can be prevented.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

2nd annual River Cities Dragon Boat Festival

Author: Lacey Burba

Preparations are well underway for the 2nd Annual River Cities Dragon Boat Festival. This event will be held on Saturday, May 17, at Burns Park’s Victory Lake.

All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Protection Center (CPC). The CPC is a non-profit child advocacy center housed in Little Rock. The CPC works with members of the Pulaski County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team (MDT) to serve victims of child abuse and their families. The (MDT) is a comprehensive team which includes child protection personnel (DCFS), law enforcement professionals, child forensic interviewers, medical and mental health professionals, social workers, and victim assistance professionals (www.http://childrensprotectioncenter.org/)

Teams of 20 rowers and one drummer race on the water against each other in 46-foot-long Hong Kong-style dragon boats.

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – For my second THV 11 in My Town feature, I headed out to Arkadelphia for a day and found quite a few great things to highlight.

ARKADELPHIA ALLIANCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

First, I stopped by the Arkadelphia Alliance (Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce if you’re not into that whole brevity thing). There, executive vice president Shelley Loe talked to me about some of the great features in Arkadelphia and what the city had to offer.

If you’re into numbers, the city is home to around 10,714 citizens with 3,736 households as of the 2010 census. (See demographics info: http://on.kthv.com/1hwqnsh) It also offers two accredited 4-year institutions – Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, and the area is home to three school districts—Arkadelphia, Gurdon, and Centerpoint.