Marshallese Community Supports NWA Families Hit Hard By COVID-19

December 22, 2020

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Marshallese Community Supports NWA Families Hit Hard By COVID-19

The Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese and the Consul General came together on Saturday, Dec. 19, to collect toys, bikes, and food for families who have lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Melisa Laelan of the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese, says the community has disproportionately been hit by the pandemic, having the highest case mortality rate in NWA. She says the holiday season is very important in Marshallese culture and hopes that this toy drive provides comfort for those families. -4029 News

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