What Does ‘Be A Shield’ Mean? How Can I Be A Shield?

Will you be a shield

During Christmas, you saw individuals and community partners being called a ‘Shield.’ You may wonder what that means. Below, discover what it means to ‘Be a Shield’ and how you can be a Shield in our community.

Through the year, keep an eye out for stories about those who are a Shield in our community and stories about those Behind the Shield, the individuals and families who are helped by your generosity.

What Does it Mean to Be A Shield?

What does it mean to ‘Be a Shield’? Donating a financial gift? Volunteering one hour a week? Praying for our organization’s efforts?  Sharing the story of the many programs and services of The Salvation Army?

All of these are ways you can be a shield. By supporting The Salvation Army, you are being a shield for those in our community who need help in a crisis.

How Can I Be A Shield?

Some of the ways you can Be A Shield were briefly listed above but there are plenty more.

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command includes the Red Shield Kitchen, Men’s and Family Shelters, Five Senior Centers, a Boys & Girls Club, Emergency Disaster Services, Social Services, Two Corps Church Centers and Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Each one of these programs offers an opportunity to support financially with a donation, physically by volunteering or spiritually by praying.

Where Do I Start?

Whether it is time, money or goods that you would like to donate, the steps to being a shield are easy.

Be a Shield Financially: If you would like to make a financial donation via our secure online donation system, please click the DONATE button in the top right-hand corner. If you would like to send a check, please mail it to:

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command
P.O. Box 2095
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Be a Shield by Volunteering: To volunteer, please email Liz Banks, Volunteer Coordinator, at liz_banks@uss.salvationarmy.org. We love volunteers and will help you find the perfect opportunity.

Be a Shield by Donating Goods: To donate material goods such as furniture, clothing, a used vehicle, and other items, and to schedule a truck pick up, please call The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center at 405-236-3677. All proceeds from our Family Thrift Stores go directly back to into our programs and services.

If you would like to know more information about how you can Be A Shield, contact us at 405-246-1100.