Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shout Outs

Many, many thanks to KRMG AM-740 and FM-102.3 for raising money for the people of Woodward who were affected by the recent tornado. Program director Drew Anderssen called the day before KRMG was set to host an event that filled the Mabee Center at ORU. “What do you need in Woodward?” he asked. Drew and other KRMG staffers collected enough flashlights, batteries and leather gloves to fill an entire mini van. Captain Jay Spalding, officer at the Citadel, our midtown church, got the equipment to Woodward the next day.  Job well done.

And much appreciation goes to the staff of the BOK Center who held “Clean Sweep Spring Cleaning” garage sale that collected lots of stuff, mostly clothing, to donate to The Salvation Army ARC Family Stores. Everyone who knows what ARC stands for raise your hand. Right. It’s the Adult Rehabilitation Center where adult men go to overcome substance abuse problems. The men serve as employees of the stores to help get them back into the work force. The stores are self supporting because of the “stuff” donated from people like the BOK Center folks. Our volunteer coordinator Jenny McElyea sends out special thanks to Lindsey Baker and Adam Berlin who organized the event. I love it that people are so generous with their time and energy when it comes to supporting The Salvation Army. Thanks for thinking of us!


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