The Arkansas Razorbacks are teaming up with Numana, Inc. and a ton of Northwest Arkansas volunteers for Razorback Relief: Operation Haiti – a 24-hour event to package a record-breaking two million meals for Haiti.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25 at the Randal Tyson Track Center and will continue uninterrupted for 24 hours. Volunteers will work alongside Razorback student-athletes to measure, scoop, fill and seal meals that will be shipped directly to earthquake survivors in Haiti. Interested volunteers are encouraged to gather friends, co-workers, fellow students and family members to work together in two-hour shifts to help package food for those in need.
Numana, a nonprofit hunger relief organization, has been partnering with groups across the country to organize community events to package meals to send to Haiti. A Los Angeles event held in March sent 1,022,000 meals to Haiti and that record was broken last month when 1,043,280 meals were packaged in Seattle.
“We are calling on Razorback fans and all of those around the region to join our student-athletes, coaches and staff in volunteering for this unique and exciting outreach event. I know that the people of Northwest Arkansas will help us shatter the record by packaging two million meals for Haiti” University of Arkansas Athletics Director Jeff Long said.
Organizer Rich Morris of Acumen Holdings believes the event will be significant for the state of Arkansas and surrounding region. “We need volunteers all hours of the day and night to support this special event,” he said. “Let’s help the people of Haiti together.”
Volunteers can register on the day of the event at the Randal Tyson Track Center. No pre-registration is required and volunteers will be assigned two-hour shifts. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to work multiple shifts throughout the event. Groups or organizations interested in volunteering for the event can e-mail local event organizer Rich Morris at richmorris(at)acumenholdings(dot)com or call (479) 455-2022 ext. 204 for more information.