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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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  • Arkansas Response Update 5/1/14

    Arkansas Response Update 5/1/14

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    Mobile Feeding Units continue to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the tornadoes that swept through Central Arkansas on Sunday evening. National Weather Service officials announced today the tornado started West of Ferndale and ended in El Paso.  It was on the ground for 41.3 miles and lasted over …

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  • A Weekend of Memories

    A Weekend of Memories

    Posted April 23, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    The Scrapbook Retreat began on Thursday evening for 136 delegates plus staff with devotions led by special guest, Major Melody McClure. Lt. Betty Price and Captain NaKisha Carr kept the beats going for Scrapping until the wee hours of the morning.  Spa Service was available as well as signups for skill classes. Skill classes included …

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  • Northwest Arkansas 2014 Annual Banquet a Success

    Northwest Arkansas 2014 Annual Banquet a Success

    Posted April 17, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas held its 2014 Annual Banquet on Tuesday, gathering over 400 donors, volunteers, advisory board members and supporters for an evening of celebration and inspiration. An hour before the program began, attendees were invited to a meet and greet reception with the area officers and distinguished guests. During the time …

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