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Community Hornets Service Organization Contacts

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Service Organization Resources

ALS Association

Phone: (316)365-5112

The ALS Association provides care to individuals and families who are affected by ALS. They focus on fundraising and increasing awareness of ALS.

Altrusa International of Emporia

Phone: (620)341-0477

Altrusa is an international service club that focuses on literacy & AIDS.

Alzheimer’s Association

Phone: (620)342-4817

The Alzheimer's Association provides information, education, and support to those with Alzheimer's, family members, and care providers. The mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

American Red Cross

Contact Jane Blocher
Address: 1221 Southwest 17th St. Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: (785)354-9238

The American Red Cross provides disaster prevention and relief services, health and safety services, education, transportation, and armed forces emergency services.

Beacon for Hope Suicide Prevention

Contact Melissa Owen
Address: 527 Commercial, Suite 101
Phone: (620)208-9926

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Camp Alexander

Address: 1783 Road P5
Phone: (620)794-1830

The purpose of Campus Alexander is to maintain this wonderful facility for outdoor environmental education and family activities. The mission is to empower children with wisdom, life skills, positive character traits, self-confidence and provide a safe place for growth and enrichment in the great outdoors

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Address: 234 South Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785)233-6300

City of Emporia Animal Shelter

Phone: (620)340-6345

The City of Emporia Animal Shelter, run by the Humane Society of the Flint Hills, provides care and shelter for stray cats and dogs. This organization is dedicated to finding good homes for the animals for whom they provide temporary shelter.

Communities In Schools of Mid-America

Contact Victoria Patridge
Address: 618 Commercial Street
Phone: (620)481-1839

David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

Phone: (620)341-4365

The mission of the David Traylor Zoo of Emporia is to create an environment that provides an opportunity for cultural enrichment for the community and surrounding area while fulfilling the Zoo's obligations to conservation, education, and recreation.


Address: 215 West 6th Ave. Suite 204 PO Box 1625

The ECKAN strives to identify and focus available resources that enable eligible families and individuals to attain the critical skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.

Emporia Farmers’ Market

Contact Jessica Hopkins
Address: 701 Commercial St. Suite 202 P.O. Box 1911
Phone: (620)343-6555

Emporia Main Street

Phone: (620)342-4607

Emporia Main Street provides all sorts of volunteer opportunities for anyone willing to help.

Emporia Recreation Commission

Phone: (620)340-6300

The Rec Center provides community and youth services and sporting opportunities. You can get involved by coaching/assisting for various sports programs.

Emporia Recycling Center

Phone: (620)340-6360

The City of Emporia’s recycling efforts began in 1989 and over 2000 tons of recyclable materials are accepted and processed annually. The local Emporia Recycling Center offers volunteer work sorting recyclables.

Friendship Meals

Phone: (620) 340-8001

Friendship Meals delivers meals to the elderly and homebound in our community Monday through Friday.

Habitat for Humanity

Contact Eric Kirby
Address: PO Box 277
Phone: (620)794-4483

Hetlinger Developmental Services

Phone: (620)342-1087

Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow

Contact Sally Sanchez
Address: 701 Peyton St
Phone: (620)366-1094

Jayhawk Area Boy Scout Council

Contact Tracy Pearson
Address: 1020 South East Monroe St. Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785)354-8541

Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters Serving Lyon County

Contact Erika Turner
Address: 1001 West 12th Ave. P.O. Box 684
Phone: (620)342-5645

Kiwanis Club of Emporia

Contact Terry Tidwell
Address: PO Box 161
Phone: (620)366-1120

Las Casitas Association

Contact Victor Rodriguez
Address: 210 South Lawrence
Phone: (620)344-5431

League of Women Voters

Contact Julie Johnson
Address: 1702 West 13th Ave.
Phone: (620)342-7944

Lions Club – Emporia

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Contact Gary Post
Address: P.O. Box 115
Phone: (620)342-6467

Lyon County 4-H

Phone: (620)341-3220

Lyon County History Center

Contact Corinne Patterson
Address: 2632 West Highway 50
Phone: (620)340-6310

The Lyon County History Center strives to be a place of belonging for all who make Lyon County their home. We also serve as a platform for community and cultural connections.

Optimist Club – Flint Hills

Contact Matthew Fowler
Address: P.O. Box 2005

Rotary Club of Emporia

Contact Jamie Reever
Address: PO Box 53

Sertoma Club of Emporia

Address: Box 593 Emporia
Phone: (620)341-4360

SOS, Inc.

Contact Connie Cahoone
Address: 1420 C of E Dr., Ste 6
Phone: (620)343-8799

The Salvation Army

Address: 327 Constitution St.
Phone: (620)342-3093

The Salvation Army is dedicated to meeting basic human needs. Besides physical aid such as a food pantry and thrift store, they offer special assistance, including help in facing personal problems, improving family relationships and dealing with struggles of single parenthood, people suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, people formally incarcerated and more.

Unbound Gravel


United Way of the Flint Hills

Address: 702 Commercial St.
Phone: (620)342-7564

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