As you may have read, Marshallese families in NW Arkansas are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. While they represent only around 2% of our local population, they account for over 50% of our local deaths attributed to COVID-19 (totaling 31 as of July 2, 2020).
Furthermore, data analysis conducted by Arkansas COVID found that not only are Pacific Islanders dying at greater rates than other populations, but they are also dying younger.
Here are five ways to support some of our most vulnerable community members.
Purchase a Regional Map Illustration
Lastly, for the month of July, all proceeds from sales of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Map by Y Illustrations will be donated to the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese. In addition, the artist Yang Lou Branch, has committed to donating $10 for any print available in her online store through the end of the month.