SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) — The overnight women’s shelter Safe to Sleep is back open this week in Springfield. It had shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Safe to Sleep is an overnight shelter providing a safe place for women 18 and older who have no place to sleep. The first thing women will see when they walk in will be a … Read More
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
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
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Hundreds of pantries in Springfield are full after Ozarks Food Harvest handed out meals to families Tuesday morning at Reed Academy. OFH is setting up mobile food distribution sites across town in an effort to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pantry had to suspend its volunteer program, so 45 members of the Missouri National … Read More
Meet Executive Director for CASA of Southwest Missouri, Laura Farmer. She explains after getting involved with Volunteer Ozarks, volunteer requests have quadrupled for CASA of SWMO, meaning they have helped more than 150 children in foster care who otherwise could have gone without needed assistance and guidance.
By Linda Simmons | Posted: Wed 11:34 AM, Jan 29, 2020 | Updated: Wed 4:57 PM, Jan 29, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The founders of a community of tiny homes known as Eden Village want to move forward. Organizers now have a second site in sight for Eden Village 2. The group is looking at building more tiny homes at off of West Brower … Read More
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
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