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Last updated on Monday, September 26, 2016, 3:01 pm

Johnelle Hunt

Hunt Family Donates $1M to Arkansas Children's

The Hunt family has donated $1 million to the construction of the Northwest Arkansas branch of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the facility’s dining hall will be named in the family’s honor, the hospital announced on Monday. The hospital has now raised $53 million in pledges for the construction of the Arkansas Children’s Northwest. It set a goal of $70 million for the project publicly on Aug. 5.  Johnelle Hunt is chairman of Hunt Ventures, and she and late husband J.B. Hunt are the co-founders of Lowell-based trucking firm J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. “Every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential,” Hunt said, according to a press release. “Arkansas Children’s is a gift and will transform the care we are... [ MORE ]

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