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  • Shawnee Potato & Brisket Luncheon a Success

    Shawnee Potato & Brisket Luncheon a Success

    Posted July 11, 2013 By in Home Energy Aid Month With | No Comments

    Home Energy Aid Month events kicked off in Shawnee on Thursday with their annual Potato & Brisket Luncheon, hosted by the Shawnee Salvation Army. Diane Collins, Director of Social Services Ministries for the Shawnee Corps, served patrons who, for a donation to the Home Energy Aid fund, were treated to a fabulous lunch of loaded baked …

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  • Altus Responds to a Major Apartment Blaze

    Altus Responds to a Major Apartment Blaze

    Posted July 9, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army was asked to help provide relief at an apartment complex fire in Altus yesterday afternoon. The fire destroyed 16 units with at least eight more damaged by smoke. The Salvation Army provided 60 meals, 120 snacks and 480 beverages as well as emotional and spiritual care on-site. The Salvation Army is also …

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  • IHQ Announces the Retirement of General Linda Bond

    IHQ Announces the Retirement of General Linda Bond

    Posted June 13, 2013 By in News With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters has released the following bulletin: I write to inform you that General Linda Bond is entering into retirement. Following a period of personal reflection and prayer, General Bond has decided that she should relinquish the Office of the General with effect from June 13, 2013. The General’s decision to step …

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  • Ministering in Unusual Places

    Ministering in Unusual Places

    Posted By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    “We’ve had some very unusual ministries and frankly, we’re just looking for the ministries wherever we travel,” says Major Don Wildish, an officer with The Salvation Army in Sherman, Texas. Wildish’s 2-week deployment to Oklahoma has been anything but usual, if there is such a thing. He arrived on May 31, 2013, with an assignment …

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  • Breaking Ground in Oklahoma City

    Breaking Ground in Oklahoma City

    Posted June 7, 2013 By in News With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command is thrilled to announce the Groundbreaking of TSA Chesapeake Energy Center of Hope Groundbreaking on Thursday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at NW 10th and Pennsylvania Avenue (formerly the AMC Flea Market). The Center of Hope will be a new building complex putting major Salvation Army programs and …

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  • New Hours & New Locations For Relief

    New Hours & New Locations For Relief

    Posted June 5, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Yesterday Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) relief efforts expanded into an additional Multi-Agency Relief Center (MARC) set up to serve the survivors of the May 31 events in El Reno at Jenx Simmons Field House at 214 N. Country Club Rd.  Salvation Army disaster relief services at that location include financial assistance to tornado …

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  • Long-Term Recovery For Oklahoma

    Long-Term Recovery For Oklahoma

    Posted June 3, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    As one of the nation’s largest federally recognized emergency disaster services agencies, providing relief to 1-2 million disaster survivors and first responders each year in the United States, The Salvation Army is well-versed in transitioning personnel and resources form initial relief operations—such as providing food, hydration, and initial emotional and spiritual care—to long-term recovery operations …

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  • Canteen Community Care

    Canteen Community Care

    Posted May 24, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    It was a humid Wednesday evening as the McAlester, Oklahoma canteen roamed the streets of Moore, Oklahoma. Hot barbeque sandwiches and cold beverages were being served from the window of the truck, as volunteers walked the streets, searching for people who looked like they were in need of hydration. In the neighborhood where the canteen …

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  • Pillars of Strength

    Pillars of Strength

    Posted May 23, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    In the midst of horrific tragedy, stories of survival, strength and compassion are emerging. The Salvation Army is on the grounds, amongst the chaotic pile of rubble that once were homes and schools. There is no doubt, mourning is taking place in staggering numbers on the streets of Moore, Oklahoma tonight. The Salvation Army, known …

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  • Meeting Unique Needs in Oklahoma

    Meeting Unique Needs in Oklahoma

    Posted May 22, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    May 22, 2013 by Will Hale Having lost everything in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado on Monday, the woman in the above photo along with her husband and child had only the clothes on their backs. Major Steve Morris of The Salvation Army counseled and prayed with the family and coordinated material assistance to help them …

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