Kudos of the Month: The Salvation Army

RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN: Tulsa Metro Area Commander Captain Ken Chapman stands with a Salvation Army bell ringer and demonstrates the credit card donation option available at the organization’s Red Kettle stands.

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With the return of the holiday season, The Salvation Army is increasing its already active efforts to help those in need.

On Nov. 10, The Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign with the goal of helping more than 3,500 families over the holiday season. The organization is also conducting its annual Angel Tree program, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.

Earlier this year, the Tulsa Command launched the Power of Twelve, a fundraising and awareness campaign with the goal of locating 12,000 individuals to pledge to donate $12 per month for 12 months.

The Tulsa command serves more than 100,000 children per year, in part through its six area Boys and Girls Clubs, and serves over 350,000 meals per year at its downtown shelter, at 102 N. Denver Ave.

Additionally, Tulsa Metro Area Commander Captain Ken Chapman continues to draw attention to the issue of homelessness in Tulsa.

On Nov. 30, Chapman began a three-day, 66-mile walk along Route 66 in order to heighten awareness of the plight of homeless individuals. He walked during the day and slept two nights outside in a cardboard box.

On Dec. 1, leadership of The Salvation Army Tulsa Metro Area held a Summit on Homelessness in order to draw attention to the rising numbers that the organization is seeing locally of individuals seeking emergency shelter.

Updated 12-19-2017

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