Pancakes for Power – Salvation Army teams up with utility companies to host pancake breakfast, help struggling families with bills

Posted: July 7, 2011 in How We Help, News, Uncategorized

Pancakes never tasted so good!

On Friday, July 15, citizens of the Oklahoma City metro area can enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for only $5 and help struggling neighbors who are fighting to pay their utility bills.

July 15 kicks off The Salvation Army’s Home Energy Aid Week, a time when we reach out to the public about our service that helps families in a bind to pay their overdue utility bills. Many of our clients have trouble making ends meet, even working two or three jobs, so sometimes, they are facing a cut-off notice for electricity, gas or water.

Once a year, those families can turn to The Salvation Army for assistance to pay that bill. Needless to say, it’s one of the most requested services we offer, and sadly, one of the programs in which funding runs out quickly.

So, on Friday, July 15, the public is invited to eat a neverending supply of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Myrtle Masonic Lodge, 125 SE 89th St., for $5 at the door. The Masons, God bless them, do all the cooking (and, boy, are they good at it), while The Salvation Army, OG&E, ONG and PSO all come together to help serve the food and provide fellowship.

So, what do you do if you are behind on your bills? First, pick up the phone and talk to them!

Many utility companies will be happy to work with you to come up with some sort of  payment plan so you can keep your utilities on while paying off the debt. In addition, companies have many different plans available for people who are struggling financially.

But you can help your neighbors while enjoying a hearty breakfast. So, please, on your way to work or if you are out and about, please join us for breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on Friday, July 15 at the Myrtle Masonic Lodge, 125 SE 89th.

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