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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.

 

‘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.

Cabot Farmer's Market set to open in May

Cabot Farmer's Market set to open in May

CABOT, Ark. (CCB) - The Cabot Farmers’ Market, in conjunction with Cabot City Beautiful, Inc. (CCB), is looking for local vendors.  This will be our seventh year and it already promises to be an even bigger market.  With the current economic atmosphere, many people are turning towards backyard gardens.  Many people can use this venue to supplement their income from selling at a market.  “A farmers market contributes to the social and economic welfare of a town & helps produce a strong sense of community identity together.” said Matt Webber, co-market manager.  The farmer’s market will stand as a common ground were people can interact with local farmers & fellow residents of the community, as well as a local source of fresh produce.

Feb. 9 - 15 is National Salute week

Feb. 9 - 15 is National Salute week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CAVHS) – American men and women are serving and sacrificing for our freedom around the world as proud members of the United States military.  Many of these Veterans come to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with special needs and challenges that require the hearts and hands of a new generation of VA volunteers.

The Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System (CAVHS) invites citizens young and old to join us in honoring our Veterans and learning more about VA’s volunteer program during the National Salute to Veteran Patients week, Feb. 9-15, 2014.

You can join our "Visit a Vet for Valentine's Day" program or stop by anytime during National Salute week to visit Veterans at a VA facility and remind them that their sacrifices are not forgotten.