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.

  • Holiday Storm Response Continues in Arkansas & Oklahoma

    Holiday Storm Response Continues in Arkansas & Oklahoma

    Posted January 8, 2016 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY (January 7, 2015) – The Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army is continuing to respond to those affected by the December 26/27 storm that brought severe winter weather and flooding across the two states.  Most communities have power fully restored in the areas affected by the ice, yet flooding continues along the Arkansas …

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  • Winter Storms Call for Response

    Winter Storms Call for Response

    Posted January 1, 2016 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY (December 30, 2015) – The Salvation Army is responding in both Arkansas and Oklahoma to areas affected by severe winter weather and flooding.  The same storm system that brought devastating and deadly tornadoes to Texas on December 27 brought blizzard conditions to northwestern Oklahoma, an ice storm to central, northern and southwestern Oklahoma, …

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  • Jumbo Foods Donates 50 Box Fans in Enid

    Jumbo Foods Donates 50 Box Fans in Enid

    Posted July 17, 2015 By in News With | No Comments

    July 17, 2015 – (Enid, Oklahoma) The month of July commemorates Home Energy Aid Month, a time set aside to raise awareness about the growing need for utility assistance across the state to help keep families cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The Salvation Army, alongside its energy partners (OG+E, ONG & …

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  • Clean Up Collaborations Strong in Arkansas & Oklahoma Division

    Clean Up Collaborations Strong in Arkansas & Oklahoma Division

    Posted June 24, 2015 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Oklahoma City, OK (June 24, 2015) – Partnerships with local and statewide agencies are often the fastest and most efficient way for The Salvation Army to provide care and services during times of disaster, and the Emergency Disaster Services Department of the Arkansas & Oklahoma Division have found strong partnerships with the American Red Cross, …

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  • Special Donut Deliveries in Pine Bluff, AR

    Special Donut Deliveries in Pine Bluff, AR

    Posted June 5, 2015 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army of Pine Bluff celebrated National Donut Day on Friday with a heart of gratitude to the first responders of the recent flooding in Jefferson County, Arkansas. With 50 dozen donuts from Lybrands in hand, emergency disaster response teams delivered the sweet snacks to the Officer of Emergency Management, the 911 Call Center, …

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  • Multiplie Locations Affected by Early Spring Storms

    Multiplie Locations Affected by Early Spring Storms

    Posted March 26, 2015 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    March 25, 2015 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is becoming active in disaster response to several areas as a result of weather related events.  A strong storm system crossed Oklahoma and Arkansas this afternoon and evening that developed multiple thunderstorms and tornadoes. OKLAHOMA Major Carlyle Gargis, Central Oklahoma …

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  • Salvation Army of Tulsa Responds to Tornadoes

    Salvation Army of Tulsa Responds to Tornadoes

    Posted By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Tulsa, OK  (March 25, 2015)  – Even as storms continue to hammer the area, The Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command is responding to damage reported in the Sand Springs area with a mobile feeding unit (canteen). Multiple locations in the Tulsa metro area have sustained damage due to high winds, tornadoes, and hail which began …

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  • Chickasha Angels see Great Support

    Chickasha Angels see Great Support

    Posted December 22, 2014 By in Christmas With | No Comments

    With Christmas rapidly approaching, The Salvation Army is always blessed to be able to partner with many different individuals and organizations to ensure that no child is forgotten during the holiday. Recently, The Salvation Army of Chickasha was the recipient of many gifts for the 150 Angels in Grady & Caddo Counties. The Bridge Creek …

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  • Blessings in a Mason Jar

    Blessings in a Mason Jar

    Posted December 12, 2014 By in Christmas With | No Comments

    The #RedKettleReason campaign has brought public attention to many stories of why people give to The Salvation Army at Christmas, but perhaps the most touching is a story of two young boys in Heber Springs, Arkansas. One evening, a gentleman approached the kettle van driver, holding a glass mason jar. Emotional, the man began to …

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  • Christmas Bicycle Assembly Off to a Strong Start

    Christmas Bicycle Assembly Off to a Strong Start

    Posted December 4, 2014 By in Christmas With | No Comments

    Bicycles are the most requested items that children in the Angel Tree program ask for during Christmastime, and every year The Salvation Army strives to make every wish come true. This past Saturday, the ‘elves’ were busy at work at the Plaza Mayor shopping center, assembling over 1000 bikes to fulfill the children’s wishes, purchased …

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