The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Elderly iFund Grant Initiative. The grant will be used to support independent living assistance for seniors in Oklahoma County.

“We are so pleased to have received this grant,” said the Major Susan Ellis, area commander.  “Some of the seniors we serve are in need of the many things we often take for granted, such as a bed, chair or a lamp. This grant will go a long way in supporting our senior community to promote their independent status. We appreciate the support of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and Mattress King, who will be partnering alongside us for this grant”.

The Salvation Army’s senior programs will be working with seniors to supply them with basic household items, as well as other furnishings including beds. Seniors age 65+ will work with the senior programs manager to identify needs and what all is required to ensure safety and well-being. “We want to do what we can to better serve our senior community,” said Diane Maguire, senior programs manager. “If you are a senior in need in Oklahoma County, age 65+, who requires this form of assistance to maintain your independent living, please contact us at 405-246-1120. We look forward to doing what we can to support those most vulnerable in our community”.

For general information about The Salvation Army’s programs, please call 405-246-1100 or visit

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