difference makers

Difference Makers highlights area organizations that are making a big impact in our communities.



The Kitchen Inc.

Monday, February 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Kippe Kutz, Director of Major Gifts with The Kitchen Inc., and talks about the different programs they offer to our homeless community across the Ozarks.  Click here to learn more about The Kitchen Inc.


Eden Village

Monday, February 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Dr. David Brown, founder of Eden Village, who talks about the different programs they offer to our homeless community across the Ozarks.  Click here to learn more about Eden Village.


Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Monday, February 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Adam Bodendieck, Direcot of Homeless Services, with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and talks about the different programs they offer to our homeless community across the Ozarks.  Click…


Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri

Monday, February 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Executive Director, Maura Taylor with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri and talks about the different programs they offer to our homeless community across the Ozarks.  Click…


Community Blood Center of the Ozarks

Friday, January 01, 2021

View Full Post   The month of January is Blood Donor Awareness month. Joe Rios visits with Media Relations Representative, Chris Pilgrim with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks to discuss the need for blood donations.   CBCO's…


The Salvation Army in Springfield

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Major Jon Augenstein and Community Relations and Grant Writer Director, Jeff Smith with The Salvation Army in Springfield.   The Salvation Army in Springfield provides several programs…


Moral Injury Institute

Monday, November 16, 2020

View Full Post   The month of November is military family month and with our focus on our nation's military, Joe Rios visits with Dr. Tommy Goode with Moral Injury Institute. Click here to learn more about Moral Injury…


The Warrior's Journey

Sunday, November 01, 2020

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Kevin Weaver, CEO with The Warrior's Journey.  The Warrior's Journey (TWJ) provides community, support, and one-on-one connection for warriors and their families.  Articles, videos,…


Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks

Monday, September 28, 2020

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Executive Director, Scott Kirby with the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks. DSGO is a non profit organization serving the Down syndrome community in southwest Missouri.  They exist…


One Sole Purpose/Wellness Concepts Clinic

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

View Full Post   With September being health awareness month, Joe Rios visits with Dr. Jill and Dr. Obrey with Wellness Concepts Clinic, who's a longtime sponsor with One Sole Purpose 5K/10K Run. Joe also visits with Dan…