First Chance for Children

Volunteers with supplies

I just wanted to shine some light on the helpers who work behind the scenes, and sometimes go unnoticed. As a nurse, I really appreciate the love and support I have gotten from our community in Columbia, MO, I wanted to pass that positive energy on… So here is a …

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Michele Doolady – PreK teacher

Drawing of kindergarten teacher and class

I wanted to give Michele Doolady a huge shout out! She is a wonderful private in-home preschool teacher/ owner who decided to stay open, so parents who are essential staff could still work. She also made/delivered creative learning bags for each of her kiddos staying home so they would all …

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Y107’s Fill the Foodbank CONTINUES!

Thank You for your super generous donations yesterday during Fill the Foodbank! You have helped out in big ways to keep Mid-Mo fed.  What you may not have known, was MIZZOU Alum Chase Daniel had partnered with the Food Bank to match their donations up to $25k, with hopes of raising about $50k.  …

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Morris Packaging

I would like to give a shout out to my employer, Morris Packaging. They are helping to support our locally owned restaurants in Jefferson City. They have been contacting the locally owned restaurants, and if they are willing to provide fresh meals to all 3 shifts. They have been providing …

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Hospital Workers in Jefferson City

My helper story is all of my coworkers at the hospital. We are all working together to give our patients the best care possible. I work in at a hospital in Jeff city and we have awesome nurses, doctors, techs, evs, dietary, and so on, that go out of their …

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Meals for Heroes

The Rock Bridge HS Interact Club and Columbia South Rotary launched a fundraiser to help healthcare heroes and local businesses! From the GoFundMe page: ”To launch our initiative we will first focus on a handful of local restaurants who will receive funds to provide meals to University and Boone Hospitals. …

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Teri Shaon

My little sister Teri Shaon is an RN who assists running the ER at the VA in Columbia. She came in contact with the virus had to be quarantined cane up negative and got right back out on the frontlines. She’s a very HOLY woman. She will run to get …

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Doris @ Central Bank

I work with a wonderful woman named Doris. She is a part-time employee at Central Bank and has her own massage business. Since she has had to temporarily close her Loving Hands Massage she was looking for something meaningful to do to fill her time. Doris has been picking up …

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Rolla Relief Network

I am a social worker by trade but during this time I have joined a volunteer network on Facebook called Rolla Relief Network. It’s a group of caring genuine folks who donate things other folks need and we also deliver supplies to those who can’t get out. I keep getting …

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Chris Corvino Branch

I would like to nominate Chris Corvino Branch. He is a counselor and he also created a Facebook group where people can come and post help for others and people can post where they are finding supplies. He goes out of his way to help others especially in this time …

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Boone County Reports More COVID-19 Recoveries

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More recoveries from COVID-19 have been reported in Boone County. 63 of the 72 confirmed cases in Boone have now recovered, with one death. Columbia Mayor Brian Treece said at a news conference Wednesday that means the social distancing measures are working. Cole County is at 35 positives, with 16 …

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Spring Into Life Blood Drive

Donated blood and give back in a very special way at the Spring Into Life Blood Drive. Where: Columbia Orthopedic Group, 1 S. Keene St. Columbia, MO 65201 When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To make it easier on yourself and volunteers, schedule your appointment in advance. You can …

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