First of all, for all of you who check out our blog frequently and have noticed the shortage of posts recently, sorry. Life after Christmas around here is a time for catching up and resting (a little). That does not mean we haven't been busy though! Below is a recap of some recent news:
The Tulsa Women's Auxiliary raised more than $90,000 at their "Fantasy Christmas" luncheon. Well done ladies!
We lost a longtime employee. Wes is greatly missed.
The Neediest Families Fund had the most successful year ever. Thanks to the Tulsa World for featuring so many families in need.
The police and fire departments volunteered for a bellringing throwdown. Congrats to the Tulsa Police for their 2010 victory. Volunteers gave us 5,512 hours of their time this holiday season.
Brad Johnson from LawnAmerica spent 138 days walking the Appalachian Trail and raised $105,000 for Tulsa charities including us. Thanks Brad!
Major Roy Williams thanked Tulsa for their generosity on Christmas day.
Nearly 100 volunteers served hundreds of Christmas Eve meals.
Our #Tweet4Toys Twitter campaign got national recognition for using social media for social good.
Thousands of children are had a merry Christmas this year thanks to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree.
The Salvation Army mourns the loss of the 2009 Arkansas Oklahoma Division Man of the Year, Eddie Story.
From myself and the entire staff here at the Tulsa Area Salvation Army we hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are grateful for you.