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The Salvation Army 2017 Impact Report for the tulsa Metro Area Command

MEETING THE NEED

MEETING THE NEED DISASTER RELIEF H urricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, wild fires, mass shootings. From Texas to Las Vegas to Puerto Rico to Mexico to California, beyond and in between, The Salvation Army responded to more natural and man-created disasters in 2017 than any other year in our history, bringing food, drink, emotional and spiritual care and social services. Long after the news media lights have dimmed and others have gone, The Salvation Army remains, providing long-term recovery services to the survivors. The Salvation Army is here every day of the year to help those going through personal crises: addiction, homelessness, or financial struggle. Disaster can also hit without warning, and affect an entire community. During this time of need, the Army is ready to provide long and short-term relief through Emergency Disaster Services. In the United States, the first major disaster the Army provided relief efforts for was the Galveston Hurricane in September, 1900. Since then, the Tulsa Metro Area Command of The Salvation Army has responded to countless emergency situations throughout our 112-year history in the Tulsa metro area. The Tulsa Metro Area Command of The Salvation Army has staff and volunteers trained and ready to respond when needed. While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army’s disaster program consists of several basic services such as food service and emotional and spiritual care. o MEETING THE NEED SENIORS lder adults gather in each of our Corps Community Centers to share interests, develop new skills and enjoy the company of their peers through our senior services. Educational classes, day care, hot-lunch programs and pre-retirement seminars are just a few of the programs we offer. Each center provides a variety of activities to meet diverse needs. Here, in an atmosphere of understanding and respect, new friendships are formed and talents discovered. 10

MEETING THE NEED ARC T here are many reasons why someone gets trapped in addiction. Some might be able to stop when they wish but others are not so easily able to reclaim their lives. Addiction can lead to job loss, disownment, homelessness and much more. The Salvation Army is here for those who are ready for their second, third or fourth chance at life. At the Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), beneficiaries have an opportunity to learn how to combat their addiction. Not only do they address the underlying issue, but also get their everyday life back on track in preparation for graduating the program and achieving self-sufficiency. The ARC in Tulsa is a unique religious and work therapy program for men with a wide variety of spiritual and social handicaps, such as drug and alcohol addiction. The ARC’s program is a self-supporting residential program that advocates positive reinforcement. Beneficiaries enrolled in the program receive therapy, counseling, and learn employment skills as they work at the area Salvation Army Family Stores. 2017 94 men graduated 15 Family Store employees are ARC graduates 79,685 Meals served 29,641 Nights Lodging provided 12,645 Items of clothing provided MEETING THE NEED YOUR TIME, TALENT & TREASURE S ome people’s legacies are written on monuments. Yours can be written on lives. The Salvation Army has many financial planning options to help you plan your estate. Right here in Green Country we have a Salvation Army planned giving advisor who has many years of experience in estate and gift planning who cares about your goals and plans. Charlie Reubell will work with your attorney or accountant to explain the many gift opportunities available to you and the financial advantages of each. Contact Charlie Reubell to learn how confidential, personal financial planning can help you achieve your goals while helping to sustain our life-changing mission. Charles “Charlie” Reubell 918-688-3406 Charles.Reubell@uss.salvationarmy.org 11

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