Oklahoma City, OK – 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 Services for the Elderly iFund grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding independent living for seniors in Oklahoma County, which will allow The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma to increase its level of service to the population it serves.

“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this grant,” said the Major Charles Powell, 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 its Services for the Elderly iFund grant program”.

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 are excited to receive this critical gift to better serve our senior community,” said Diane Maguire, senior programs manager. “If there is a senior in need in Oklahoma County, age 65+, who requires this form of assistance to maintain independent living, please contact us at 405-246-1120 and we will work to address needs and resources available.”

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

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