Garland Owens shares his story about volunteering within the community and how he’s making an impact at Harmony House.
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
There is a non-profit here in the Ozarks that provide free hot meals, clothing, and the gospel to those who most need it. “Our identity is not found in what we’ve done, our identity is found in Christ.” From the Pit, to the pulpit. John Stroup, was once a convicted felon, now he’s a preacher and the Co-Founder and Executive … Read More
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
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
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
*Photo: A man carries recovered items from the damaged warehouse from Friday’s tsunami at a neighborhood in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck at dusk on Friday, Sept. 28, generating the tsunami said to have been as high as 6 meters (20 feet) in places. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) Springfield’s Convoy of Hope is responding … Read More
SPRINGFIELD, Mo- The Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Missouri State University collected blankets to donate to the Victory Mission. The blanket drive started at 8:00 Monday night and lasted through 8:00 Tuesday morning. They spent the night to feel what it’s really like to not have a home. New and used blankets were collected during the twelve hour drive.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Rick King has seen a lot when it comes to emergency response. He’s volunteered with the Red Cross’s Disaster Relief Team for the last 18 years, and has helped victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Katrina, and the Joplin tornado, to name a few. But, the former firefighter says that hasn’t changed the impact of how dangerous the situations are … Read More
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Starting at 6 a.m. McDonald’s across the Ozarks will sell a limited-edition “Chiefs Kingdom” flags for Red Friday. The Springfield Central football team and the fellowship of Christian Athletes at Central will help out with the fundraiser. They’ll be at the McDonald’s on National Avenue south of St. Louis Street. Proceeds from the flags will go to support … Read More