Grand Opening of The Salvation Army Judy McKown Children’s Activity Center

Ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house

WHAT:  The Salvation Army of Cleveland County will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate a new addition to its Norman campus. This new facility will be home to The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Club and its youth ministry programs. Visitors will be offered the first glimpse of the activity center and how it will benefit the Norman community.

WHO:  Gene McKown, Ideal Homes
Lynne Miller, Mayor of Norman
Major Margaret Kennell, Norman Corps Officer
Meegan Carter, Advisory Council Chair, The Salvation Army of Cleveland County
Major Thomas McWilliams, Area Commander, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma
Major Lewis Reckline, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Arkansas/Oklahoma

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 11:30am
Open House, 11:40am – 1:00pm

WHERE:  312 E. Hayes Street, Norman, Oklahoma 73069

WHY:     The Salvation Army of Cleveland County has been serving the needs of the hurting in the community with hope and compassion for many years. Being on the frontlines, they continue to see an increase in those seeking assistance whether it be through keeping the heat and air on, to providing groceries to a family who has experienced a minor setback, to offering shelter to an individual who suddenly finds himself homeless. The Salvation Army seeks to faithfully serve these individuals with the resources needed to get their lives back on track. This activity center will be a welcome addition to serve more youth through its afterschool programming, as well as offering more space for its Sunday School programs.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. More than 183,000 Oklahomans receive assistance from The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services. For more information, go to The Salvation Army of Cleveland County is a proud partner agency of the United Way of Norman.

This post is sponsored by The Salvation Army.

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