– Guests: Tiana Suber, Media Specialist for FEMA; and Yolanda Stokes, Public Information Officer for the Small Business Administration | Major Disaster Declaration for Arkansas was declared June 8th. To learn the do’s and don’ts for registering for disaster assistance from FEMA, visit www.distasterassistance.gov or call the helpline at 800-621-3362. To learn the do’s and don’ts for registering for disaster assistance from the U.A. Small Business Administration, visit www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call 800-659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Guests: Sherra Thompson, Community Engagement Specialist at DHS/Division of Children & Family Services | Arkansas Department of Human Services/Division of Children and Family Services has over 4,000 children in foster care, but only 1,700 available beds, leaving many of the children in group homes, shelters, hospitals, and other places. DHS/DCFS is focusing on retention, which requires volunteers and support form the communities to aid with projects to support their program. To learn how you can help provide a safe place for for a child to a compassionate and caring family, call 501-682-9293 or visit www.fosterarkansas.org.
– Guests: Debra Woods, Windgate Gallery & CHARTS Theater Coordinator; and Korto Momolou-Briggs, Designer/Stylist | University of Arkansas at Pulaski County Technical College, 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock will exhibit “Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints” at the Center for Humanities and Arts, Friday, July 12th-October 5th. The exhibit is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. A reception will be held opening night, Friday, July 12th from 6pm-8pm in the CHARTS lobby with speaker Designer/Stylist Korto Momolou-Briggs with music provided by Zinse Agginie’s Percussion Quartet. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 501-812-2715 or visit www.uaptc.edu.