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


MEETING THE NEED YOUR TIME, TALENT & TREASURE For the second year, Captain Ken Chapman, and several hardy volunteers walked 66 miles on historic Route 66 in the Route 66 Walk for the Homeless presented by Route 66 Chevrolet. Joining him on the entire walk were, left to right, Luke Swain, Captain Chapman, Isaiah Stegall, Mike Havise and Tom Tommey. The first night of the walk, others from the community joined the walkers in a campout on The Salvation Army Area Command ground to bring awareness of those homeless who sleep outside every night. Among those braving the cold were Libby Billings of Eloté Café & Catering, Kim MacLeod of the City of Tulsa and Noe Rodriguez from the Mental Health Association Oklahoma. Ken Busby of the Route 66 Alliance served as honorary chair of the event. A Summit on Homelessness was held the second morning of the walk and brought community leaders together to discuss the growing need for emergency shelter in Tulsa. Quarterly Summits are planned for 2018. 16

MEETING THE NEED YOUR TIME, TALENT & TREASURE For the second year, The Salvation Army partnered with Oklahoma Air National Guard to host Flight from the North Pole. Presented by Blue Sky Bank, Santa was “flown in” on a fighter jet for a party for approximately 80 children from the Angel Tree program. There were many activities for the children who each received a new bicycle and their parents received the Angel Tree toys for the children to open at their homes on Christmas. The 2nd Annual Community CarolSing was held at the Tulsa Community College Performing Arts Center for Education. Nearly 350 attended the event that included caroling, music by The Salvation Army Brass Ensemble and the Citadel Praise Band and the opportunity to visit with Santa. An altar call resulted in 123 people choosing Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. “Doing Good in Tulsa” Campaign We hope you will be a part of our upcoming 5-year, $10.5 million campaign to raise money needed to upgrade our area facilities. Each year includes funds for an ongoing maintenance reserve. Year One • Refurbish West Mabee Boys & Girls Club • Replace HVAC at Center of Hope $2.5 million Year Two • Center of Hope improvements; kitchen remodel, new roof, replace laundry equipment $2 million Year Three • Building maintenance on North Mabee Boys & Girls Club • Interior & Exterior upgrades $2 million Year Four • Building maintenance on Broken Arrow, Sand Springs and Creek County Boys & Girls Clubs $2 million Year Five • New roof & additional office space at Area Command. Building maintenance on other facilities $2 million 17

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