SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — An immigrant rights group is concerned about the lack of support they are seeing in their community affected by COVID-19.
Arkansas United partnered with St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Springdale and local high schools to provide food and other basic needs.
They held a distribution drive-by Saturday at the church to hand out food and feminine hygiene products to those who need it.
“During these times, it’s been difficult for a lot of people, so just the fact that we’re able to help even a fraction of our community really means a lot to us,” said Hana Mehal, President of Arkansas United Youth Committee.
The committee, most of whom are immigrants themselves, also conducted a COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaign.
They said they hoped to motivate latin-x members of the community to get vaccines when it is their turn.