Freeman Health System makes a significant donation to One Joplin

On Tuesday, Freeman Health System in Joplin announced an over 200,000 dollar donation to a collaborative with over 200 partners. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

Freeman President Paula Baker (in the light blue) presenting the check to One Joplin Executive Director Nicole Brown

Over each of the next three years, One Joplin will receive a $75,000 donation per year from Freeman to share among their community partners, including Catholic Charities, Joplin Schools, and the Fuller Center for Housing.

Freeman Health President and CEO Paula Baker spoke at a Tuesday press conference announcing the donation. “One Joplin is a joint effort to identify and meet critical community needs such as health and wellness, opioid education, domestic violence response, homeless prevention, and so many other endeavors that directly intersect with the services; that Freeman Health System provides the community.”

One Joplin current initiative is establishing a healthier community and addressing poverty, vaccine awareness, and literacy. The organization was established as a result of the 2011 tornado.

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