MFA Oil Donates $100,000 to Charities
January 5, 2015
Columbia, Missouri – MFA Oil Company has donated $50,000 each to the Marshfield, MO Senior Center and Cameron, MO Regional YMCA capital campaigns.
The senior center campaign was started to raise money for the construction of a new 10,000-square-foot facility located at West Washington Street in Marshfield.
The center provides services that help senior citizens maintain their independence and continue to live at home. “We currently serve about 55 home-delivered hot meals daily, and an additional 30-40 congregate meals at the Senior Center Monday through Friday,” says Christina Parker, center director. “We also provide a health and wellness clinic, flu shot clinics, Medicare counseling, tax counseling, exercise and entertainment – all in one room – our dining area.”
According to the Marshfield Senior Center’s website, the new building will be two levels and will include several activity and craft rooms, commercial kitchen, dining room, large conference room and office space.
“With the new center, we should be able to help more seniors in the expanded space with additional activities, while providing privacy, which we have very little of at this time,” continues Parker. “We also hope to increase the number of seniors getting meals and offer new services, such as commodity food distribution to low income seniors, the number of which is high in Webster County.”
The center currently leases a 5,000-square-foot building for wellness activities and office space, but relies on schools and churches in the community for space for additional programs.
The Cameron Regional YMCA Board of Directors started their campaign to raise money for the purchase and renovation of a larger facility.
“With the purchase of this 22,800-square-foot building, we will have a larger community recreation center that will provide multiple opportunities for the Y to reach more families and will become a destination for our community,” says Mary Jo Eiberger, YMCA CEO/executive director. “This facility will have a positive impact on the lives of the youth and families that we serve and will be a catalyst for economic growth as it brings people into our community.”
The YMCA will move to the building formerly occupied by Big Time Cinema and Skate Center on Walnut Street and will feature a state-of-the art wellness center, aerobics studio, movie theater, skating rink/gymnasium and community room.