KTHV: Arkansas Distillery Creates Hand Sanitizer For Public During Coronavirus Pandemic

Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock is using its “high proof spirits” to make hand sanitizer for the public to use during the coronavirus pandemic.

THV: Little Rock marketing firms create advertisement website for struggling Arkansas businesses

Businesses fighting to stay open during the COVID-19 crisis have a new way to spread the word. Two marketing companies, Mangan Holcomb Partners and Team SI, partnered with the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau to create UpLiftArkansas.com.

THV: L’Oreal making 550 gallons of hand sanitizer a week for Arkansas healthcare workers

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson said L’Oreal has never made hand sanitizer, but they’re committed to the state of Arkansas.

KAIT: New program connects farmers with available work force

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford announced a new program that looks to connect farmers with those out of a job. The program is called Arkansas FARM Corps.

KATV: Small Business Owners Stepping Up To Help Employees During Coronavirus Pandemic

Some business owners are determined to keep paying their employees, even if it means not taking a paycheck themselves. With coronavirus concerns growing every day, the employees at M’s Daily Dose, a coffee shop in Greenbrier, are adjusting to some changes.

KNWA: Support Local NWA, local charities give back to small businesses

Support Local NWA allows shoppers to purchase gift cards to local businesses as a way to keep these shops open and money coming in. Thanks to the Tyson Family Foundation and the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, every dollar spent will be matched up to $100k as part of NWA Gives.

Arkansas Times: Arkansas Cinema Society buys up vouchers for local restaurants, turns them into trivia prizes

Arkansas Cinema Society’s third birthday party is “a little lonelier and more virtual than we had imagined,” its Facebook page reads, but the organization is marking it with a series of trivia questions and rewarding the responder with a $100 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Little Rock aims to fill in gaps for hospitals; center receiving donations of gear

As shipments of personal protective equipment begin to trickle into Arkansas, Little Rock officials and donors are trying to fill the gaps by gathering and distributing private donations.

5 News: Pradco making medical supplies for Fort Smith health care workers

Pradco Outdoor Brands in Fort Smith usually manufactures fishing lures but after seeing a need from local hospitals, the team was challenged to make medical supplies.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Hot Springs distillery makes switch from liquor to sanitizer

Crystal Ridge Distillery in Hot Springs has joined the effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic by turning its drinkable alcohol into hand sanitizer.

Marshall News Messenger: Brookshire Grocery Co. to Donate $1 Million to Food Banks, Will Match $500K in Customer Contributions

BGC is donating $1 million to food banks across Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, along with matching customers’ donations up to $500,000 with the goal to help thousands of people at risk.


KARK: ASMSA 3D prints protective gear to support medical professionals

One of the largest struggles medical personnel nationwide are facing as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic is shortages of personal protection equipment, or PPE. To help meet those needs, the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts is using its expertise and resources in 3D printing to produce face shields for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

KATV: Arkansas school buses equipped with WiFi bring internet access to students in need

Several Arkansas school districts are equipping school buses with routers, so bus drivers can bring WiFi access to students who need it.

U.S. Army: Pine Bluff Arsenal designs and produces Face Masks to Protect the Force

Within 48 hours, Pine Bluff Arsenal, a Joint Munitions Command installation, responded by producing a face mask to protect military personnel, Civilian employees, contractors and all other individuals on DoD property.

Fox 16: Hot Springs company switches gears to help with PPE shortage nationwide

Personal protective equipment is in short supply across the country. Hospitals and first responders are struggling to get face masks, shields and other equipment. One Hot Springs company is switching gears to be part of the solution.

The Sentinel-Record: Crystal Ridge trades moonshine for hand sanitizer

Crystal Ridge Distillery in Hot Springs has joined the effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by turning its drinkable alcohol into hand sanitizer.

Talk Business: Fort Smith area businesses step up to support healthcare workers

The Fort Smith community is often called a giving community, quick to help out when the need arises. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the community has stepped up again, working to make life a little easier for healthcare workers enduring long hours.

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