Archive for July, 2012

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We’re flipping out! The annual Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command Home Energy Aid Pancake Breakfast at the Mason Myrtle Lodge was a HUGE SUCCESS! We had hundreds arrive for those fluffy flapjacks and sausage that the Mason’s cooked, and ONG, OG&E and PSO volunteers also helped out.

 

Here’s a fun little slideshow from the event. Thanks to YOU, more families will receive much-needed and desperate aid to help with utility costs.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, 2808 SE 44th St., will host a free  family health and fun fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the club.

 Families can enjoy health and fitness information booths, snacks, a dunk tank, games for youth and more at the free event. The public is invited.

 

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The Masons of Oklahoma City help serve pancakes during The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command’s annual all-u-can-eat pancake breakfast for Home Energy Aid Week.

 

In conjunction with The Salvation Army’s Home Energy Aid Week – Oklahomans Helping Others with Utilities, an all-you-can eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be held Friday, July 13, at the Mason’s Myrtle Lodge #145, located at 125 SE 89th Street.

The event, co-sponsored by The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command, the Oklahoma Masons, OG&E, ONG and Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), is part of a week-long effort to raise funds for energy assistance programs, such as OG&E’s Lend-A-Hand, ONG’s Share the Warmth and PSO’s Light-A-Life.

The breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. and is open to the public. Tickets are $5 per person for the all-you-can-eat breakfast and may be purchased in advance at The Salvation Army Area Command, 311   SW 5th Street or by calling 246-1100. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Utility bills are an on-going challenge for seniors, persons with disabilities and families on low and fixed incomes. To help assist those in need, utility customers are encouraged to support energy assistance programs year round. The Salvation Army receives between 200 to 300 requests for assistance with utility bills weekly and the number increases as temperatures swing between extreme highs and lows.

Funds raised at the event stay in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area.

This is the 19th year of what is now an annual event. Last year, more than $50,000 was raised during the Home Energy Aid Week events statewide.

Donations may also be sent to The Salvation Army,P.O. Box 2095,Oklahoma City,OK73101. For more information, call The Salvation Army at 246-1100.