National Salvation Army Week is under way and the Tulsa Command is celebrating with a media campaign and a barbecue. The barbecue is an annual tradition at Center of Hope homeless shelter where guests and employees enjoy the meal prepared by kitchen staff. In the media campaign, ten TV and radio stations received a box of gourmet cookies with a fact sheet about TSA and a card stating “Thank you for helping us ‘Do the Most Good’ all year.” In Broken Arrow, Sapulpa and Sand Springs, we will be submitting stories and photographs about people in the corps and Boys & Girls Clubs to the local newspapers.
For the Sand Springs Leader, Tulsa Area Command accounting clerk Elaine Story contributed this photo of her father (back row, center) in a Sand Springs Salvation Army band from the 1920s. We’ve asked Paul Waldschmidt, a staff writer at the Leader and a member of the Sand Springs Advisory Board, to run the photo with a caption asking readers if they can identify anyone else in the photograph. Elaine’s father, James Short, became a lieutenant in the Salvation Army and Elaine and her husband Eddie, the Arkansas-Oklahoma Division Salvation Army 2009 Man of the Year, are very active in the Sand Springs Corps.