Hardy, AR (August 6, 2021)—The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to lead community support by sponsoring lunch on Thursday, August 5, for frontline healthcare workers at the WRMC Medical Complex, and a meal for healthcare workers working the night shift, and other health care providers under the roof of Cherokee Village complex.

“We recognize the stresses our healthcare workers are experiencing with the new influx of Covid patients and the daily healthcare needs which continue on,” said SRACC President Lauren Siebert. “The SRACC board wanted to show our thanks for the hard work, dedication and tenacity shown by our healthcare professionals. Thanks to a special meal pricing from Road Hawgz BBQ, we were able to provide 80 plus meals. We are hoping other community supporters will follow this example and show support for these workers that have to deal with babies, youth and younger adults that either can’t get the Covid vaccination yet, or choose not to. We would like to express our gratitude to Marc Herring of the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall in Hardy as well as other board members and members of the community who made this show of gratitude possible.”  

“Everyone here at the Cherokee Village Medical Complex is so grateful for the food and support from the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Amy Finster, WRMC Community Engagement Coordinator. “Providing this meal has a huge impact on everyone. We are trying to fight Covid the best we can.  We are exhausted and tired of seeing our loved ones, our church  members and our community members fall ill.  Just a simple thing as a thank you goes such a long way.”

Disheartening is the fact that 80,000 doses of the Covid vaccine expired in Arkansas last weekend, according to a July 31, 2021 NPR website report by Pien Huang. The article also states that “Arkansas,…has one of the country’s lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates. Just 36% of the state’s 3 million people are fully vaccinated.” 

If you or your company would like to provide meals or other support for our local healthcare workers, please contact Amy Finster at 870-262-1000 or email her at [email protected] to coordinate.

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