Volunteer Ozarks – Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

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By Daniel Posey Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 12:42 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Girl Scouts are known for their famous cookies, but they’re so much more than that. Daniel Posey caught up with a nonprofit leader within Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland to find out how this organization works throughout the year to empower young women in our … Read More

Day of Caring: Organizations spend day sprucing up Springfield, Mo.

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By KY3 Staff Updated: 1 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – More than 40 organizations volunteered on several projects for the United Way of the Ozarks Day of Caring.  More than 500 spread out among the community, painting buildings, cleaning, and gardening. There are 92 projects in all. A team from KY3 News spent the morning at Springfield’s Salvation Army. Because … Read More

The Place: Make a Difference with the Ozarks Food Harvest

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By Daniel Posey Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 12:14 PM CDT|Updated: 3 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – In this edition of Volunteer Ozarks, we’re talking with the Ozarks Food Harvest and how their volunteers make a difference in our community. https://www.ky3.com/2021/06/07/place-make-difference-with-ozarks-food-harvest/ For Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Ozarks: Ozarks Food Harvest To report a correction or typo, please email [email protected] Copyright 2021 KY3. All rights … Read More

Clean Green Springfield announces new events

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Clean Green/Springfield, Mo.(KY3) By KY3 Staff Published: May. 19, 2021 at 11:40 AM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Special disposal opportunities offered through the City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative will happen this weekend with a tire recycling event that will include a second opportunity to recycle mattresses at no cost. Low-cost or no-cost recycling for electronic items continue through the end … Read More

Volunteer opportunities returning for charities in the Springfield area

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By Linda Simmons Published: May. 13, 2021 at 11:44 AM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Volunteering abruptly stopped once the pandemic began in the Ozarks. Nearly a year later, non-profits are welcoming back volunteers. Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri suspended volunteer activities during the pandemic. The charity kept its garden going since it allowed for social distancing. Organizers usually use volunteers for … Read More

Mother’s Day Bash Benefiting Harmony House

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By Daniel Posey Published: May. 6, 2021 at 2:13 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Round up the family for the Mother’s Day Bash, a free event happening on Saturday, May 8th from 6-9pm at Bair’s in Republic, MO. Daniel Posey talked to the event organizer, Frank Camden, about what you can expect, including entertainment coming all the way from Dallas, Texas. … Read More

Mental health phone line returns to the Ozarks, partnership between NAMI and OACAC

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By Shoshana Stahl Published: Apr. 11, 2021 at 6:54 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Warm Line is returning to southwest Missouri after losing its state funding in July. A partnership between the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation is bringing the mental health resource back to the community. NAMI’s Warm Line director Jess Pratt … Read More

Volunteers clean up parts of Wilson’s Creek, Commercial Street in Clean Green Springfield initiative

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By KY3 Staff Published: Apr. 17, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 17, 2021 at 6:29 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Clean Green Springfield Initiative continues with a series of citywide cleanup activities through May, including work at multiple locations Saturday. Crews cleaned up a section of Wilson’s Creek around the Ewing Greenway Trail and part of Commercial Street on Saturday. … Read More