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

Firefighters offer free window ladders to homeowners in north Springfield

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Fire Department wants to make sure homeowners have the best chance of escaping a house fire. Springfield Fire Department is giving away two story escape ladders for homeowners in north Springfield. They hook onto a windowsill. They then quickly drop so you can escape. The department received 50 of these ladders with funding from a FEMA … Read More

Fill-A-Trailer Food Drive kicks off for the Community Kitchen

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

REPUBLIC, Mo. – The fifth annual Fill-A-Trailer Food Drive kicked off Saturday. This drive supports the Community Kitchen in Republic, Mo. “We serve three meals a week to anyone in need,” Cheri Hamilton, board member with the Community Kitchen, said. The kitchen feeds people in the community every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In the last six years, Hamilton says they have … Read More

Kids throughout the Ozarks receive new winter coats

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the Knights of Columbus helped out the community with Coats for Kids. Knights of Columbus held there second annual Coats for Kids drive on Sunday, November 18. They gave away over 250 coats within the first 45 minutes,surpassing last years numbers. “One little boy said, ‘I’m not going to be cold,” said Frank Barchak, … Read More

Parkview High School students learn lessons outside the classroom

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield students spent time outside the classroom learning lessons about the need in the community. Parkview High School students spent the morning at Crosslines, helping mostly the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks. Every freshman, sophomore and junior from Parkview spends a day working in the community. Seniors are having a career day. The students are spread out across … Read More