As gigs get canceled and people in the music industry lose income, a collaboration between Roots Festival, Tyson Foods, Ozark Beer Company and Pack Shack is making sure musicians and others have meals.
The shuttering of bars and restaurants in accordance with social distancing efforts has meant the loss of performance venues for musicians. However, like The Reeves Brothers, many have started broadcasting concerts from their homes online. The country band has recorded its third full-length that's expected to be released this summer.
United Way of Northwest Arkansas and Hark are teaming up to turn the United Way's 2-1-1 service into a direct line to help for people in need during the pandemic. A call to the service could lead to help from The Catalyist Fund created by the Walton Family Foundation, Hark or Hark's parent organization, the Endeavor Foundation.
Local service industry workers are stepping in to help their own through a new organization called the Fayetteville Independent Restaurant Association. The association is taking donations to help employees who've been laid off during the pandemic pay their bills.
A virtual tip jar, which was started by the general manager of Scotch & Soda in Bentonville, aims to help service industry workers who've lost jobs and hours during the coronavirus outbreak. The tip jar allows people to donate money directly to individuals on the list.