Difference Makers

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



M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death)

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Jennifer Harrison, Magazine Editor and southwest Missouri Chapter Director for M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) M.E.N.D. is a ministry for families who have suffered the death of a baby. Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death is an organization which provides a place of comfort, healing & support for those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss.  


On Angels' Wings

Sunday, January 01, 2023

View Full Post   Our featured Difference Maker for the month of January is On Angels' Wings. Joe Rios visits with Founder & Executive Director, Michelle Cramer and discusses the various services they provide the community.


The Salvation Army In Springfield, MO

Thursday, December 01, 2022

View Full Post   Our featured Difference Maker for the month of December is the Salvation Army in Springfield. Joe Rios had a chance to visit with Major Jon Augenstein and Jeff Smith, Development Director to talk about…


Newborns In Need

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

View Full Post   Our featured Difference Maker for the month of November is Newborns In Need. Joe Rios visits with Springfield Chapter President, Pam Detten and talks about the various programs they offer across the Ozarks. Newborns…


Watching Over Whiskers

Saturday, October 01, 2022

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Marci Bowling, Executive Director and Founder, with Watching Over Whiskers. Marci shares with us the various programs her organization offers our community.  WOW works with area…


Kinetic Bridges

Thursday, September 01, 2022

View Full Post   Our featured Difference Maker for the month of September is Kinetic Bridges.  Joe Rios visits with Sarah Watson, Director of Operations and Amanda Nichols, Director of Education. Their mission is to…


Borrow My Angel

Monday, August 01, 2022

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Chuck Dow CEO/Founder with Borrow My Angel The vision of Borrow My Angel is: A world where all survive mental health and suicide is eliminated. Their Mission:  Is helping anyone…


U.S. Navel Sea Cadet Corps

Friday, July 01, 2022

View Full Post   Our featured Difference Maker for the month of July is U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Joe Rios visits with LTJG Joe Hopkins and talks about the various programs they offer young people. WHO THEY ARE: The…


Junior Achievement In Southwest Missouri

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Rebecca Saunders, District Manager with Junior Achievement in Southwest Missouri, and talks about the various programs they offer. Junior Achievement's Purpose is to inspire and prepare…


Higher Power Garage

Sunday, May 01, 2022

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Mike Gideon, President of Higher Power Garage, and talks about how they serve serve those in need in their local community such as seniors on fixed incomes, single  parent households,…