Monday, October 17, 2011

Make Your Mark, Help Feed the Hungry

Did you know that in the U.S., 49 million people go hungry every day? Did you know that, together, people like you and I can make a difference? This week is a national volunteer week for youth and Saturday, October 22nd is Make a Difference Day for all Americans. The Salvation Army and our Boys & Girls Clubs are joining over 1,400 others pledged to help the issue of hunger in America during Make Your Mark Week and Make a Difference Day.

Join us by donating non-perishable food items during a food drive this week, October 16-22nd. All food raised will go to needy families in the Tulsa Metro Area. You can drop off non-perishable food items at any Boys & Girls Club (Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa or Tulsa) or the Area Command Office (924 S. Hudson, Tulsa). Having trouble finding us, call 918-587-7801.

Read more about Make Your Mark Week and  Make a Difference Day.

-Rhonda, Volunteer Coordinator


  1. I highly suggest no one ever donate food or funds to the Salvation Army to help with their homeless or emergency shelter.

    The reasoning is simple, it is never used as intended or stated.

    Those in the emergency shelter eat the same breakfast week in and week out. It is one of two main things, a single bowl of cereal or two biscuits and gravy. Each and everyday.

    Let's not get confused, the salvation army gets big grant money from the federal, state and local governments to operate this shelter and provide decent meals.

    Children are expected to start their day with just a bowl of cereal.

    How does this type of nourishment keep up their immune systems and fight off viruses and such?

    The staff their are all so very rude, treat the so called "Clients" as second class citizens and no sense of care or compassion.

    Defenitely not the christian way of doing things as they claim.

    As for the professional staff or case managers, most of them were found and recruited by the salvation army while they were homeless and staying there. They have no Social Services training or experience and quickly forget their experience while staying there, thus the mis treatment by them towards those currently staying there.

    They aslso receive federal grants and government funds for those in their "Supportive Housing program and these people eat Eggs, bacon, sausage, milk, soda, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, pork chops and meals with plenty of protein and nourishment to stem off viruses and keep their immune system strong.

    The fact is prison inmates eat better than those staying at the salvation army.

    Trying to get in touch with anyone or try to get anything accomplished takes forever and no there cares about a resolution much less a quick one.

    Before donating anything I suggest calling them and asking questions as if from a homeless standpoint and maybe visit there around 4:30pm and talk to some of those freezing outside about the food and the employees.

    This salvation army needs to be completely restructured from the top down. The employees are a direct reflection of their leadership and man is it bad.

    I have been monitoring this issue there for a couple years now and soon will be starting a public awareness campaigne, press releases and informational pickets.

    I will also be posting online the information obtained regarding donations and govt grant info as well as expenditures for 2011.

    The proof is in the numbers.


  2. Since your post is anonymous we are unable to reach out to you in order to discuss your concerns. Before you take your concerns public we believe communication could resolve many of the issues you wish to have addressed. Please call Lindsay Sparks at 918-587-7801. I will get you in touch with Major Williams who would like to have a conversation with you. God bless.