Community Resources

Meals for children:

Bryant School District – MEALS ON {BUS} WHEELS https://bryantschools.org/blog/2020/04/01/meals-on-bus-wheels/

Benton School District – Free Breakfast and lunch for students https://ww2.bentonschools.org/article/224260?org=RES

Elderly & at Risk:

Dollar General – First hour of operation is designated for seniors.

Walmart – Stores will be open 7 am to 8:30 pm starting March 19th until further notice.  Special shopping hours from March 24th through April 28th, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 or older.  This will start one hour before the store opens.  Our Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.

Edwards Food Giant – Store hours 7am – 8pm Online order www.edwardsfoodgiant.com

Senior Services: 

Bryant Senior Center – 501-943-0056 Activity Center is closed, Meals on Wheels and monthly commodity delivery will continue.  You can call the center for meals, commodity delivery, and other resources.

Food Pantries: 

Avilla Zion Lutheran 300 Avilla East, Alexander AR 501-316-1100

Christ Church 11800 Vimy Ridge Rd. Alexander 501-455-1506

Cornerstone Nazarene Church 25799 I-30 Alexander 501-653-2886

First Baptist Church Crisis Closet, 15320 Alexander Rd. Alexander 501-455-1263

New Life Baptist on Samples Rd 501-316-1985 call for appointment

First Southern Baptist Church 604 S. Reynolds Rd. Bryant 501-847-3014 2nd Sat. of each month @ 9am

First United Methodist Church in Bryant blessing box outside nonperishable food, toothbrushes, diapers, ect.

Indian Springs Baptist Church food pantry last Tuesday of the month.

Benton First Assembly 1801 Hot Springs Hwy Benton Tuesdays 9-11am

CJCohn 103 East Elm St. Benton 501-840-1327

Northside Church of Christ 917 N East St Benton 501-315-1128

Saline County Library 1800 Smithers Benton, blessing box

Salem United Methodist Church blessing box outside in parking lot 1647 Salem Rd

Restaurants: 

Map for Bryant Restaurants https://arcg.is/1fffGW

Retail 

Candles and Cream Collections 2900 Horizon Ave Ste 10 Bryant (501) 943-7030 Offering personal shopping and curbside service

The Cotton Shed 22460 I-30 North Bryant (501) 653-2777 paint workshops are postponed, painting take home kits are available Mon- Sat 10am – 6pm Sunday 12-6 Delivery in Saline County and Little Rock.

Walmart – Stores will be open 7 am to 8:30 pm starting March 19th until further notice.

Edwards Food Giant – Store hours 7am – 8pm Online order www.edwardsfoodgiant.com

Space Walk of Saline County 501-847-9325 www.herecomesfun/sca Special offers during this time.

Other Resources

Fidelity Communications Opening WiFi hotspots across its footprint for public use during the COVID-19 crisis in order to keep individuals and communities connected to the online resources they want and need. Fidelity’s WiFi hotspot can be accessed in the Fidelity local office parking lot, located at 19863 Interstate 30 in Benton. Additionally, Fidelity announced that as of March 13, 2020 it is offering payment deferrals and waiving late fees for its customers for 60 days. The company plans to reassess after 30 days based on the continued impact and evolving nature of the virus. “We live and work in the communities we serve and these are our friends and neighbors impacted by effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), so we want to do our part to help,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO.  “We understand that our customers rely on their Internet service to stay connected to family, work, school and information, and we are committed to ensuring they receive the assistance they need during this time.” Customers can call 800-392-8070 for more information.

AT&T is creating a Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. The fund also will provide resources to maintain meaningful connections and bonding opportunities for those isolated from family and friends.

https://about.att.com/story/2020/distance_learning_family_connections.html

https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Healthcare Express 23150 I30 North Bryant During this time of increased need, quarantines, and social distancing, it can be hard to see a doctor or provider. In order to help with this, HealthCARE Express is implementing virtual visits so you can be seen

Habitat for Humanity of Saline County Administrative offices are open Monday-Thursday from 9-4 and Friday 9-noon. The ReStore is currently NOT open to the public, however, they are still accepting drop-off donations and scheduling pick-ups, Tuesday – Saturday from 10-4. ReStore employees are also posting pictures of store inventory on the ReStore Facebook page.  Items may be purchased over the phone at 501-315-0011.

Favor Home Care believes that home remains the safest place for our loved ones, as indications show that the virus spreads more quickly in larger groups or public settings. For this reason, we feel fortunate to be able to provide non-medical services that can keep people at home through personalized care and support. We have qualified caregivers available from 4 hours when needed to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A member of our management team is available around the clock to help you should any emergency situation arise. To speak with a Care Manager for a free, in-home consultation, call us any time at 501-725-CARE (2273). We’re here to help!

Central Arkansas Development Council 321 Edison Avenue Benton, Arkansas 72018. 501-315-1121 https://www.cadc.com/

Mid Town Mechanical Services 501-765-5380 http://www.midtownmechanicalservices.com Now offering 25% discount of residential service calls.

Chiropractic Health Center of Bryant (501) 847-7246 23253 Interstate 30 Bryant As of April 6, 2020, and for the next 3 weeks, will only be open 9-6 (Lunch from 12:30-2:00) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  We plan to reevaluate our hours the week of April 27th, as the situation develops.  We are following recommendations from the CDC and ADH in order to keep patients and staff safe.

Arkansas Graphics 800 S. Gaines St. Little Rock (501) 376-8436 Open and available for printing, signs, and direct mail needs.

Fair Way Counseling, PLLC 507 Oak Hill Rd Benton, (501) 438-0807 Call/Text  seeing clients online with a HIPPA compliant platform and licensed for tele health for over 2 years. Web page tells about the practice.  Also check out their YouTube Channel Fair Way Counseling, PLLC    Facebook Fair Way Counseling    or twitter @Counselingway  On all 3, they are posting videos and more in response to COVID-19

The Ron Jones Agency 606 W. Commerce, Ste 2 Bryant (501) 847-5155 is working from the office although the lobby is closed.  We are here to help with your insurance needs!  Ron, Sarah, Shawnte’ or Trish will be happy to assist you!

Farmers® and 21stCentury® Automobile Customers Will Receive a 25% Reduction in Their April Premium

As we continue to support our customers through the coronavirus crisis, today Farmers announced that all Farmers and 21st Century branded auto customers will receive a 25% reduction in April premium. This reflects the reduction in driving as a result of stay-at-home guidelines in place across America. “We are committed to helping customers during this unprecedented time. Building on our Farmers® Cares initiative to assist customers, all Farmers auto customers will receive a 25% premium reduction for the month of April,” said Jeff Dailey, chief executive officer of Farmers Insurance. “As this situation continues to evolve we will remain agile in assessing additional ways we can help our customers including potentially further premium reductions.” Farmers and 21stCentury customers will not need to take any action to receive the reduction. Additionally, for new business and existing customers, Farmers is making our usage based insurance app, Signal®, available without the need for ten trips to qualify. Signing up for Signal will further allow a customer to save money and long term move their rates toward the risk they represent. As a reminder, Signal is not currently available in California, South Carolina or New York. The reduction in auto premiums for April is the latest step we have taken to help our customers through this difficult time. Under the Farmers Cares initiative, Farmers has already introduced other actions to help customers during this time, including:

  •  With many small businesses struggling as a result of customers staying home, Farmers is providing additional relief to more than 115,000 business insurance customers. Business customers in the restaurant, office, retail and service sectors across the country will receive a 20% monthly credit on their Business Owners Policy (BOP) for the next two months on their upcoming premium notices.
  • We have also made adjustments to allow extra time for insureds to pay Farmers-branded Auto, Home, Umbrella and Specialty policies. As previously announced, we have temporarily paused cancellations, allowing customers more time to pay their premiums until May 1, 2020.
  • We also modified Farmers-branded auto policies to extend a customer’s existing personal auto and motorcycle insurance coverages when delivery drivers use their personal automobile or motorcycle for the delivery of food, groceries, pharmacy and medical supplies.
  • Farmers is providing continuing support to local non-profit organizations that are responding with community-based COVID-19 initiatives

Snell Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory 612 Office Park Dr. Suite 4 Bryant, 501-847-8887 new operating hours Monday – Thursday 8:30 to 5:00. This should only run to July 1st, then it would return back to Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00.

 

Job Openings:

Arkansas Department of Health has several positions available for medical personnel in multiple locations. The contact is Cynthia Choisser with the Arkansas Department of Human Services and her email is cynthia.choisser@dhs.arkansas.gov.  The jobs include:

RN (Statewide)

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ac:show:show_job=1&jobid=112494&agencyid=104

RN-State Hospital-LR

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ac:show:show_job=1&jobid=41999&agencyid=104

Residential Care Assistants

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ac:show:show_job=1&jobid=48882&agencyid=104

Behavioral Health Aide (State Hospital-LR)

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ac:show:show_job=1&jobid=41977&agencyid=104

Certified Nursing Assistant

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ac:show:show_job=1&jobid=41978&agencyid=104