Community Foundation of the Ozarks grants money to Habitat for Humanity after catalytic converter thefts

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release) — The Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) provided an emergency grant of $5,560.49 to support repairs to Habitat for Humanity of Springfield after thieves stole catalytic converters from vehicles. The vehicles included two box trucks used to transport donations to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a major funding source for Habitat’s mission, and four vehicles … Read More

On Your Side: Mentorship is a BIG deal

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

A ‘big’ thanks to mentors. January is National Mentoring Month. On Your Side reporter Ashley Reynolds was the emcee at a luncheon to support Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Ashley is a Big sister. Dana Ford, Missouri State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach was the featured speaker. The Big Deal event happened at the Glendalough Convention Center in … Read More

Greene County Senior Peer Support group helps detect mental illness

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By Lexi Spivak, KY3/KSPR News SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) – The Springfield-Greene County Health Department stated nearly one in every five adults older than 55 years of age will experience a mental health concern. Department representatives have found many senior adults don’t receive the emotional and social support they need. That’s why they created a new Senior Peer Support group. The Senior … Read More

Bass Pro, Convoy of Hope team up to help Bahamas hurricane victims

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

By Joe Hickman SPRINGFIELD, Mo. The Ozarks is a long way from the Bahamas, but the area is certainly doing it’s part to help those whose lives were forever changed by the recent damage caused by Hurricane Dorian. A relief program called “Anglers for the Bahamas” was unveiled this past week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida just 65 miles from the islands. But … Read More

Relief crews face elements, safety concerns in preparation for Dorian

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

By Kara Strickland | SPRINGFIELD,Mo. (KY3) – Volunteers and emergency responders from across the nation, including right here in the Ozarks, are preparing to leave and help those affected by hurricane Dorian. Ryan Grabill with Convoy of Hope said conditions are getting bad. “In the Bahamas unfortunately Dorian is probably one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes that we’ve seen, with sustained winds … Read More

Community comes together to replace damaged roof for Rockaway Beach veteran

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

Rockaway Beach, MO. — A veteran’s home damaged by spring storms is being repaired through the generosity of others. KY3/KSPR News reported about Andre Anderson’s home in Rockaway Beach in May. Shortly after the report, community members began to step up to help. Plumblee Construction is donating some of the materials and the labor, as crews install a brand new roof … Read More