Entries by Chris Johnson

Salvation Army of Tulsa Responds to Tornadoes

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 […]

Chickasha Angels see Great Support

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 […]

Blessings in a Mason Jar

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 […]

Christmas Bicycle Assembly Off to a Strong Start

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 […]

2014 Christmas Kickoff in Central Oklahoma

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 […]

Arkansas Distaster Response: 6 Months Later

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 […]

Fayetteville Youth Participate in ‘Super’ VBS Event

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 […]

Canteen Ministry Launches in Stillwater

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 […]

Car-Mart Delivers an Unexpected Surprise in Lawton

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 […]

Central Oklahoma Fan Drive a Success

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 […]