Salvation Army Receives Grant To Aid COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 5:52 pm
By: News On 6


The Salvation Army received a donation of $25,000 from the James M. Cox Foundation to aid the non-profit in serving those impacted by the pandemic.

Over the past three months, programming has been adjusted to include a temporary emergency shelter at the former juvenile justice center, having a daycare for essential workers at the Mabee Red Shield Boys & Girls Club and offering utility assistance to families whose livelihood was impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Major Mark Harwell, Area Commander, The Salvation Army Tulsa Metro Area Command said, ““The Salvation Army is so grateful for the generosity of our friends at Cox Communications. We have remained fully operational amid the shutdowns throughout the area as our programs are considered essential and crucial for vulnerable populations. This $25,000 grant will allow us to continue to help those who have been impacted by COVID-19.”

Roger Ramseyer, Cox Market Vice President in Tulsa said, “We are proud to support the Salvation Army,” said Roger Ramseyer, “It provides over 850 meals a day to children and families who face hunger and homelessness in our region. These children and working families need our help now, more than ever.”

The foundation is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises and the parent company of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive.