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Mercy Health Foundation Makes Donation To Support Homeless Services During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Mercy Health Foundation is donating $30,000 to help support the local homeless services support system as the number of cases in Greene County continues to increase.

There are at least 48 cases in the county, including four deaths. 

Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH), the HUD-designated regional Continuum of Care, has established a COVID-19 Task Force to develop and implement a shelter, containment, quarantine and isolation plan for those who are homeless, according to a news release. The task force includes Mercy, direct homeless service providers, advocates and representatives from City of Springfield, the Greene County Health Department, the Greene County Office of Emergency Management, MSU Care and CoxHealth. 

For the most current information about available resources for the homeless, visit

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.