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

MEETING THE NEED YOUR

MEETING THE NEED YOUR TIME, TALENT & TREASURE T he Salvation Army in the Tulsa Metro Area is blessed to have so many caring, compassionate friends. Our donors, volunteers, Advisory Board and Councils, officers, and staff enable us to carry out the work that our communities need. We want to thank all of you for your continued gifts of time, talent and treasures to the work and mission of The Salvation Army. Whether it's seasonal assistance, social services, adult rehabilitation, shelters, feeding programs, disaster relief or child care, The Salvation Army provides help for today's people in need and hope for future generations. many. We hope you enjoy this look back at the many activities of 2017 that brought help and hope to so Marnie and Shane Fernandez chaired the 2017 Wiliam Booth Society Benefit Dinner with guest speaker Marcus Luttrell. Over 600 Salvation Army donors and supporters came together to hear the “Lone Survivor” author’s story and raise nearly $1 million to help The Salvation Army provide its many services to the Tulsa metro community. The Sand Springs Corps Community Center and Boys & Girls Club hosted their “Army of Stars” benefit event in March. Longtime Advisory Council member, Joe Williams, was honored with a “Star” award and the guest speaker was Eddie Baugher, Racers For Christ. World renowned fiddler, Jana Jae, provided special entertainment at the Sapulpa/Creek County Women's Auxiliary annual Charity Dinner in April benefitting The Salvation Army Creek County Boys & Girls Club. 12

MEETING THE NEED YOUR TIME, TALENT & TREASURE MacKenzie Bechtold earned the honor of being the 2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa Youth of the Year at the Annual Youth of the Year Banquet. Longtime North Mabee Boys & Girls Club volunteer, Darryl Bright, was presented with the Clay Satcher Award. Kristin Bennett was named 2017 Friend of Youth and Sand Springs Athletic Director, Jimmie Walker III, was given the Youth Development Staff Award. Donut Day 2017 returned the exclusive Salvation Army Donut, created for The Salvation Army by Merritt’s Bakery. The Salvation Army partnered with Merritt’s and LiviLee’s Donuts in Sand Springs to celebrate the day. The 18th Annual Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament, chaired by John Harper of PSO and Al Colby of Inter-Chem, (pictured right), was held July 17 at Tulsa Country Club. Jim Glover Auto Family was the presenting sponsor of the event that raised a record $81,222. Mark your calendars for this year’s tournament set for July 9. 13

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