Stories of Hope and Help features Carthage Crisis Center mainstays

This year, the CFO and longtime partner KSMU are putting a new spin on our annual Making a Difference series.

Yesterday the December edition of Making a Difference: Stories of Hope and Help, aired on KSMU. Produced by KSMU’s Mike Smith and inspired by NPR’s popular Story Corps segments, which typically feature two individuals having a one-on-one discussion, Stories of Help and Hope features people from the world of philanthropy in Springfield and the Ozarks.

This month’s conversation was between Brian and Marilyn Bisbee, co-directors of the Carthage Crisis Center, which has transformed care for the poor and homeless in the Jasper County city. Brian and Marilyn have become favorites in their adopted hometown – and with us here at the CFO – because of their tireless work ethic and senses of humor, which shine through in this piece. Brian and Marilyn are retiring from the Carthage Crisis Center next month and will move to Wisconsin, which is closer to their homes, to “retire,” which probably means “run another nonprofit.”

You can listen to the entire segment here. We thank the Bisbees for their service to Carthage and our region, and to KSMU’s Mike Smith for his work on the piece.

Photo courtesy KSMU