Life is difficult for everyone right now. You probably know plenty of people in your community who are struggling to make ends meet and feeling lonely or discouraged. Despite school and business closures and social distancing, there are still ways you can support your neighbors at this time. Here are some of the ways you can help one another from a distance! 


Support Local Businesses 

When you support local businesses, you support your friends and neighbors right here in Arkansas. Small business owners rely on their customers to pay their employees, pay their bills and put food on the table. While businesses may be closed, many are still offering online sales, curbside pickup and takeaway orders, and delivery. If you can’t access their goods or services right now, consider purchasing a gift card for future use. 


Donate to a Local Charity or Organization

Many people in our community are struggling to make ends meet. By making a donation to a local charity or organization like the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, you can help feed Arkansans in need. 


Consider Donating Blood 

There is a critical need for blood and platelet donations right now. Blood drives are being cancelled at an alarming rate due to closures and healthy and safety concerns during the pandemic. If you are healthy and able, consider donating blood to help ease this burden. To learn more about donating blood, visit the American Red Cross Website.


Send a Hand-Written Letter

You probably don’t send hand-written notes very often, but it is a thoughtful gesture that your family and friends will surely appreciate. Also consider writing letters to those who are in isolation, such as individuals in retirement facilities. Never underestimate the power of a thoughtful, hand-written letter. It could be a huge encouragement! 


At Steve Landers Kia, we’re proud to be a part of the Central Arkansas community. We know that life is challenging right now, and that’s why we’re doing all we can to keep our customers and employees safe and comfortable. If you need a new car or have service needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to keep you safe in this time of uncertainty. 

To learn more about local restaurants, services and other important information in our community right now, visit Uplift Arkansas.
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