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.

  • 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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  • 2014 Christmas Kickoff in Central Oklahoma

    2014 Christmas Kickoff in Central Oklahoma

    Posted November 13, 2014 By in Christmas With | No Comments

    On Thursday, November 13th, The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma officially kicked off their Red Kettle & Angel Tree season at Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City. Joined by KFOR’s Kevin Ogle and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s mascot Rumble The Bison and Thunder Girls, the iconic sound of The Salvation Army bell rung out for …

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  • Arkansas Distaster Response: 6 Months Later

    Arkansas Distaster Response: 6 Months Later

    Posted October 28, 2014 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Story by Cindy Fuller The Salvation Army has transitioned from response to intermediate and long term recovery following the April tornadoes affecting Northeast Oklahoma and Central Arkansas communities.  Immediately following the storms, The Salvation Army mobilized personnel and equipment for immediate needs.  Teams provided food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first …

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  • 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

    Posted By in News With | No Comments

    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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