Volunteer Ozarks: Habitat for Humanity

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By Daniel Posey Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 12:56 PM CDT|Updated: 1 hour ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Habitat for Humanity of Springfield is hosting its 11th annual Habitat Home Run, Saturday, October 24. The money raised for the event goes to the nonprofit’s revitalization efforts in Woodland Heights. Abby Glenn, Development Director of Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, talked to Daniel Posey … Read More

Volunteer Ozarks: iCare

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By Daniel Posey Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 6:07 PM CDT|Updated: 14 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Domestic Violence Awareness Month occurs every October, and to raise awareness about the problem within the Ozarks, Harmony House hosts iCare. Director of Development for Harmony House, Jared Alexander, talked to Daniel Posey about the event and how you can participate. https://www.ky3.com/2020/10/20/volunteer-ozarks-icare/ Volunteer Ozarks … Read More

Volunteer Ozarks: Harmony House & Halloween Hustle

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By Daniel Posey Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 5:58 PM CDT|Updated: 16 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The annual Halloween Hustle is going virtual this year and extending the window of time for how long you can participate. The event will run for the entire month of October, ending on Saturday, October 31st. Jared Alexander, Director of Development for Harmony House, talked … Read More

McDonald’s, Tyson donate 67,000 pounds of chicken to Ozarks Food Harvest

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Ozarks Food Harvest/Springfield, Mo.(KY3) By KY3 Staff Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 10:33 AM CDT|Updated: 1 hour ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – McDonald’s and Tyson Foods, Inc. donated 67,000 pounds of food to Ozarks Food Harvest on Tuesday. The protein will assist families struggling with hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. The food pantry reports protein-rich foods are one of the most-requested items. This … Read More

Volunteer Ozarks: National Child Health Day

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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