Author Archives: Chris Johnson

  • Chris Johnson
    Chris is the Divisional Director of Social Media and Web for the Arkansas & Oklahoma Division. He enjoys good food, and thrives on Red Bull.

  • Fayetteville Youth Participate in ‘Super’ VBS Event

    Fayetteville Youth Participate in ‘Super’ VBS Event

    Posted July 16, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army of Fayetteville, Arkansas recently hosted it’s Vacation Bible School for the youth of the Corps. An outlet to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the young people of Northwest Arkansas, the week long event featured faith based skits and teachings and musical worship. On opening night, Corps Officer Lt. Josh Robinett …

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  • Canteen Ministry Launches in Stillwater

    Canteen Ministry Launches in Stillwater

    Posted July 9, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    On the outskirts of Stillwater lies a neighborhood that is notoriously impoverished. There are not many homes within it, and its residents are in need of various types of assistance. Here, The Salvation Army of Stillwater was able to serve the needs of their own community. This neighborhood, which was suggested by the Homeless Caseworker …

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  • Car-Mart Delivers an Unexpected Surprise in Lawton

    Car-Mart Delivers an Unexpected Surprise in Lawton

    Posted July 2, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army is often the recipient of many unexpected surprises, and on July 2nd, Lt. Israel Roseno, corps officer in Lawton, Oklahoma, got a phone call that truly was a ‘breath of fresh air’. On the other end of the phone was Car-Mart, who told Lt. Roseno that they had recently held a box …

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  • Central Oklahoma Fan Drive a Success

    Central Oklahoma Fan Drive a Success

    Posted June 26, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    During the months of June, July and August, The Salvation Army sees an increased number of people who look for financial assistance to pay their utility bills. Thankfully, The Salvation Army is approached by many businesses and partners who look to help provide relief to families who struggle to make ends meet during the summer …

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  • Lawton BGCA Kids “Eat More Chicken”

    Lawton BGCA Kids “Eat More Chicken”

    Posted June 25, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club in Lawton recently had the opportunity to ‘Eat More Chicken” thanks to a generous fundraising opportunity by Chick-Fil-A at Central Mall. On select days in early June, customers at Chick-Fil-A were given the opportunity to purchase a sandwich that would be donated to The Salvation Army’s Boys & …

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  • OG+E Donates 200 Fans in Central Oklahoma

    OG+E Donates 200 Fans in Central Oklahoma

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    Oklahoma is no stranger to heat. However, with elevated temperatures come higher utility costs, adding a financial burden on many Oklahomans. This often leaves families with a difficult decision: pay for air conditioning, or pay for food and rent. More and more, the choice is to face the summer heat without a source of cool …

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  • A-OK Division Building ‘Bridges’

    A-OK Division Building ‘Bridges’

    Posted May 28, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

      The Salvation Army is known to many as a last-resort when it comes to paying utility bills, rent or other costly expenses that are incurred in today’s world. Looking to ease the need for people to search for financial assistance, The Salvation Army recently launched the Bridges Out of Poverty initiative to help people break …

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  • Gazing Into God’s Mirror: Women’s Retreat 2014

    Gazing Into God’s Mirror: Women’s Retreat 2014

    Posted May 15, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    From every corner of the Division, over 300 ladies from Arkansas & Oklahoma travelled to Camp Heart O’ Hills to take part in the 2014 Women’s Retreat. The annual event allows women of all ages to come together for a time of worship and relaxation. This year’s theme was intentionally designed to point delegates to …

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  • Logan County Wildfire Update

    Logan County Wildfire Update

    Posted May 6, 2014 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    The Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army is responding to a very large wildfire that is affecting many in Logan County.   Record temperatures, drought and strong winds are causing extreme fire danger to much of Oklahoma.  The wildfire, which began on Sunday has reportedly burned over 3,000 acres and is responsible for one fatality.  At …

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  • Sue Nelson Honored as “Friend of Youth”

    Sue Nelson Honored as “Friend of Youth”

    Posted May 2, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    Story and Photos by Kendi Cox SHAWNEE, OK – On Tuesday, April 15th, The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Shawnee held its 17th Annual Don Bodard Friend of Youth Award Banquet, honoring Sue Nelson as this year’s recipient. The Don Bodard Friend of Youth Award was established in 1998 to honor leaders who …

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