Wednesday was a big day for the Tulsa Command and the Salvation Army North Mabee Boys & Girls Club. Since May, we’ve all been anticipating how the story of the North Mabee club will be communicated to the rest of the country in the Salvation Army 2010 Online National Annual Report. The story of the North Mabee club was selected from all the programs in the Southern Territory to be featured in the national annual report. Wednesday, the annual report went live and was e-mailed to every TSA officer in the U.S., every advisory board member and many TSA employees.
The four minute, 40 second North Mabee story was the longest segment of the annual report, and the only one about a Boys & Girls Club. To me, the video captures the spirit of North Mabee; the challenges the kids experience and the opportunities the adults have created for them. The North Mabee club is not a just a place that shelters children from a tough neighborhood. It’s a place where people of integrity consider the present and future of each child and create programs to match the child’s needs. From club director Jo Bright to the coaches, the video also shows the deep love and compassion the adults have for the children. I found it very touching. Let us know what you think!