National Salvation Army Week in Central Oklahoma means big announcements, fun activities, volunteer thanks

Posted: May 12, 2011 in How We Help, News, Success Stories, Uncategorized, Volunteerism

Wow, what an exciting week it has been for The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma!

Not only did we unveil plans on Monday to relocate from our current location, where we’ve been for a half century,  but we also announced an amazingly generous gift from Chesapeake Energy Corp. of $5 million to build The Salvation Army Chesapeake Energy Center of Hope!

Our new location will be a 26-acre campus located at NW 10th and Pennsylvania Ave., where the old AMC Flea Market now stands.

Although Chesapeake’s gift gets The Salvation Army’s Capital Campaign off to a good start, we must raise $10.3 million total to meet our goals. As we thank donors this week for their past and current support of the Army’s mission to help all those in need, we will also rely on their support even more.

On Tuesday, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command helped to host a Planned Giving seminar for the public, featuring national speaker and author, Conrad Teitell.

The seminar for the public included practical talk combined with a healthy dose of humor as he gave guidelines for sound estate planning –– from avoiding unnecessary taxes to keeping a plan up to date.  

On Thursday morning, The Salvation Army officers and staff from throughout Oklahoma held a Legislative Breakfast to meet and greet our state representatives and senators. Lt. Governor Todd Lamb was our special guest.

On Friday, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma will host a very special volunteer appreciation breakfast. Without the dedication and bravery of our hundreds of volunteers, our mission of “DOING THE MOST GOOD” would be much more challenging.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of what the Army does in each community. THANK YOU!

  1. Judy Howard says:

    Congrats on all your activities. You’re helping so many.

    I’d like to donate my latest “1905 Cookbooks–Food for Body and Soul” to be sold for your fund-raising. I found the tattered original cookbook dated 1905 at a local antique flea market and researched the Christian ladies of Edmond who contributed the recipes and found that they were the 89er movers and shakers who founded the state’s first schools, churches, libraries, Ladies Aid Society, etc.

    Along with the 300 original amusing but tantalizing recipes and local merchant ads, I added 200 vintage photos and the heart-warming stories of these courageous pioneer women who made our state great.

    See http://www.HeavenlyPatchwork for sample recipes and stories and photos of the accompanying “Food for Body and Soul” 22″ Touring Quilts. All profits go to feed needy families.

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