Radiothon targets Hispanic/Latino community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The growing Hispanic and Latino communities in central and northwest Arkansas are giving back this weekend.

The Arkansas Childrens Hospital Foundation teamed up with local Spanish radio station La Zeta 106.3 for a 3-day radiothon. Organizer Vanessa DelGardillo said the signs are everywhere that the growing community wants to give back.

"It's just amazing to see that there are Hispanics that are working very hard obviously to make a living here in the U.S. but that they also want to be philanthropic and give back to the community that they live in," she said.

DelGardillo said Arkansas Childrens is responding to the growth in Spanish speakers with expanded staff. The northwest part of the state has seen one of the largest population spurts of Hispanics and Latinos in the entire country.


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