KSMU Report Focuses on Joplin Recovery Fund

Springfield Public Radio Station KSMU focused on tornado recovery efforts by the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri and Community Foundation of the Ozarks in today’s “Making a Difference Where You Live” segment.

The segment described the CFSWMO/CFO activity since the May 22 Joplin tornado through interviews with CFO President Brian Fogle, Joplin staff associate Michelle Ducre, and CFSWMO Vice-Chairman Don LaFerla, chair of the volunteer committee that recently made $299,980 in grant distributions to Joplin-area non-profits. Reporter Mike Smith also interviewed grant recipient Stephanie Theis at Children’s Haven, which has experienced a 137 percent increase in childcare needs since the tornado.