Volunteer Ozarks: National Child Health Day

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

By Daniel Posey Published: Oct. 6, 2020 at 4:56 PM CDT|Updated: 22 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth honored National Child Health Day on October 5. CMNH Executive Director, Tim Siebert, sat down with Daniel Posey to discuss the importance of this day. Siebert said it’s an important time for the local nonprofit since they’re expecting an … Read More

Hundreds of smoke detectors donated to local fire departments

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

By Nikki Ogle Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 6:02 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Smoke alarms are the first line of defense against a fire, but many homes in the Ozarks don’t have them. Hundreds of smoke detectors were handed out to local fire departments Tuesday, making a potentially life-saving difference for their neighbors. “Smoke alarms, especially in today’s day and … Read More

Salvation Army Springfield starts Red Kettle Campaign early with virtual donations

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

By Lexi Spivak Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 7:35 AM CDT| SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – With millions of Americans being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salvation Army Springfield is starting it’s Red Kettle Campaign earlier than ever before on a virtual level to ensure the organization can be a beacon of help and hope for those in need. Salvation Army spokesperson … Read More

OACAC prepares for community back to school fair events

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

Published: Aug. 14, 2020 at 9:45 AM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Heading back to school is going to look different this year for many people. The Ozark Area Community Action Cooperation (OACAC) is hoping to ease the transition with its annual back to school fair. The fair is in several of OACAC’s servicing counties across Southwest Missouri. Some counties will … Read More

14th annual fan drive aims to keep people cool across the Ozarks

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — With the temperatures heating up, two groups are teaming up to cool down families across the Ozarks. “You got a day today that’s 90 degrees, so today would be a great day to help out and think about somebody that would need a fan,” West Plains Ace Hardware General Manager Jamie Joiner told KY3. Ace Hardware stores … Read More

Dairy Farmers of America donate dairy products to Ozarks Food Harvest

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release) — At a time when many Americans are facing unprecedented hardships as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the family farm-owners and employees of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative, are stepping up to provide nutritious dairy products to those in need. In addition to hosting events such as drive-by milk giveaways at … Read More

Community Foundation of the Ozarks issues second round of COVID-19 response & recovery grants

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release) — The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded its second round of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund grants totaling $80,000 for seven regional nonprofit agencies. The CFO announced an initial commitment of $1 million on March 20 for discretionary grantmaking by the CFO and its regional affiliate foundations. This commitment was made possible by CFO and … Read More

Local egg producer donates 300K eggs to Ozarks Food Harvest for Easter

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Courtesy: Ozarks Food Harvest SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Opal Foods, a local egg producer, made a generous donation to Ozarks Food Harvest ahead of Easter. The Springfield food bank received 302,400 eggs from Opal foods to help provide food-insecure families across the Ozarks with an Easter-themed meal option. Opal Foods has donated more than 3.6 million eggs since its first annual donation … Read More