Saturday, October 1, 2016

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has served the people of Kansas City and Western Missouri for more than 100 years.
Their mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
They provide response to disaster victims, emergency communications for military families, preparedness information, international tracing services, and training in first aid, CPR and water safety. They also collect and distribute life-saving blood products. 
While American Red Cross volunteers are likely to go anywhere in America when a major disaster strikes, the American Red Cross of Southern Missouri routinely serves the following 29 counties: Barry, Barton, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Clair, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, and Wright.
Volunteers are answering the call 24/7/365. If you have an immediate need due to a fire or other natural disaster, or you need assistance from their Service to the Armed Forces program such as emergency communications, please call their toll free number: 1-866-206-0256
Learn more about the American Red Cross of SWMO today. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pregnancy Care Center

    Pregnancy Care Center opened its doors in the year 2000. Their goal is to help young women and men throughout Southwest Missouri who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.  They offer free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound and information on pregnancy options.
    PCC is located along the "Medical Mile" in Springfield, Missouri, just east of Cox South hospital on Primrose. The clinic is medically supervised by Dr. Marc McCorcle, a local OBGYN physician. If they do not provide the specific services needed, they are able to refer clients to one of their many qualified community partners.
    Most people know that the center helps people in the early stages of pregnancy by providing tests and ultrasounds. But many people are surprised to learn that they offer services from the initial pregnancy test, throughout the pregnancy and even after delivery. They also provide special services and support just for the guys as well. PCC offers a wide range of classes on topics such as nutrition, relationships, money management, legal issues, etc.
    In everything they do, PCC strives to offer professional and confidential services at no cost to clients. When you walk through the doors of Pregnancy Care Center, you'll find a welcoming team of caring individuals who are here to help you without judgment or guilt. Their main concern is helping you with the challenges you face today and the ones that lay ahead. At PCC you have access to high-quality facilities, equipment and services, but the greatest asset is the caring and knowledgeable staff. You can call them 24-hours a day at 417-877-0800. Their website is

Monday, August 1, 2016

7 Billion Ones

Seven billion one-of-a-kind creations call this planet home, each of these "ones" are important, with a story that counts. 7 Billion Ones has a vision to change the world through people and their stories. As an ongoing movement they strive to document, share, connect and empower people through stories.

This "you matter movement" exists because 7 Billion Ones understands that through the transforming power of stories, the "ones" can potentially have a positive impact on the "billions". Hopefully, people will then feel freer to live life and fulfill their innate purposes to make this world a better place to live.  In order to accomplish their vision, this movement is dedicated to using the art of photography, motion films, and written word to present people's unique stories in an artful, impacting form, so that human transformation occurs exponentially. The story movement reaches the masses by sharing and connecting people through the power of the internet, the dedicated 7 Billion Ones website, and social media.

Help the “you matter” movement by getting involved. You can tell your own story, become an advocate for another organization, and learn about “The Billionaire’s Club” to support the mission. Reading and sharing the stories is helpful, too, and those can be found at

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Grief Share of the Ozarks

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will help individuals going through one of life’s most difficult experiences of losing a loved one. Their mission is to help people find hope and healing after the death of a friend or loved one. You do not have to go through your grief journey alone.

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you deal with with the painful loss you've experienced and to find hope for the future.

There are thousands of GriefShare support groups meeting throughout the US, Canada and in other countries around the world. There’s one meeting near you! Find a group at Learn more at the GriefShare website.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

On Angel's Wings

On Angels' Wings was a vision back in 2009, but the timing was never right. That is, not until Michelle Cramer met precious Logan Ruth, a little boy whose smile changed her life. She decided to make OAW a reality and it came to be in June of 2013. OAW provides free professional photographs and support for families facing the possibility of child loss. While Michelle continues to let God lead the journey, she is certain this ministry will do amazing things for families in need of capturing memories with their precious little ones. She is compelled to follow her heard and believes this is her calling, the reason she was put on this earth, and she feels it deep within her soul and nothing will stop her from doing what God created her to do.

Find out more about the service and support that they provide at their website

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Springfield Community Gardens

Springfield Community Gardens (SCG) first took root when a small group of residents, university students, and professionals joined together with the idea of forming a neighborhood garden in the Grant Beach Neighborhood. After just a few months, the Springfield Community Gardens are already making a difference for the families who work with them. Springfield Community Gardens is just that—a community. Tending the garden alongside one another fosters involvement and growth for the neighborhood as a whole, so it's only natural these gardens are growing strong around town. It's wonderful to see so many others joining the community, and help plan or maintain as many neighborhood gardens as it takes to wipe out hunger in Springfield. They hope to spread roots all over The Ozarks.
Construction of the Grant Beach Community Garden began in 2010 with the assistance of the Springfield-Greene County Parks Department and the City of Springfield’s Neighborhoods and Planning Office. Since then, they have grown steadily. In 2014, with Ozarks Food Harvest, they distributed over 40,000 pounds of produce to families in need, and volunteers logged more than 1500 hours in SCG gardens. Dedicated volunteers ensure that Springfield Community Gardens will continue to enrich the community.
The Springfield Community Gardens has nurtured partnerships with some incredibly generous organizations that share our dedication to improving local neighborhoods. They and their partners understand that helping people grow their own healthy food fosters better eating habits, reduces budget strains, and builds life skills and community pride. Learn more about how you can be involved at the Springfield Community Gardens website.
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Friday, April 1, 2016

Convoy of Hope Springfield

Hope Starts Here in Springfield, your community, your neighborhood. The Convoy of Hope community event in Springfield is just the beginning of a long-lasting movement that has the power to transform people's lives, inspire compassion and service, and bring people and organizations together like never before.

Convoy of Hope plans to serve guests of honor–in dozens of communities throughout the world–by providing them with free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals and much more at our community events. Hope Starts Here. This year it will be at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex, in Springfield on MAY 7th, 2016. Gates will open at 10:00AM. This is a rain or shine event and all are welcome while supplies last. No I.D. Required.

If you want to support this even you can donate to the Convoy of Hope Fund at Community Foundation of the Ozarks to support their efforts to serve the local community. There's also a place to sign up for the pre-event volunteering to canvas neighborhoods, community prayer and Connections Tent volunteer training. More details for you at the Convoy of Hope Springfield website

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dickerson Park Zoo

The Dickerson Park Zoo has a mission to connect people with animals to create adventures that encourage discovery and inspire conservation action. The zoo was accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in 1986, and has been re-accredited in two subsequent reviews, most recently in 1996. This responsibility requires additional services and exhibits, and the need for increased revenues for operation of the zoo. In 1996, there was a revision of the master plan; and efforts continue to be underway to assure that funding, both private and public, is in place to enable the projects in the master plan to be accomplished by 2010. The zoo works to create a positive place in the cultural fabric of the community, and with the positive feedback they have received, it look as though that it will continue to be treasured as one of the city’s crown jewels.

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Learn how you can get involved with the Dickerson Park Zoo today