Briefly: Restore Hope, NSO, Mobile Meals
Tulsa agency sums up 2017TULSA, Okla. —Restore Hope Ministries in Tulsa made Christmas merry for 161 kids and provided Thanksgiving baskets to 610 families, according to a year-end report from Jeff Jaynes, executive director for the agency. In 2017, Restore Hope prevented 852 people from becoming homeless, provided food to over 4,125 families, and gave school supplies to 2,809 students, according to the summary.
NSO celebrates all monthOKLAHOMA CITY — Neighborhood Services Organization celebrated Christmas all December long. On Dec. 2, the 13th annual Neighborhood Santa Operation for NSO’s housing clients engaged 95 volunteers, many of whom were United Methodist Women. On Dec. 19, Palo Duro lunch buffet and gifts were a treat for 32 residents, followed by NSO’s Christmas dinner with Santa for current and past clients, with over 100 attendees.
14 churches help feed elderlyOKLAHOMA CITY — Grants to 14 United Methodist churches from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation are helping provide warm Mobile Meals to homebound elderly citizens this winter.
These UM churches received funds: The Christ Experience, Wesley, Village, St. Luke’s, Southern Hills, Putnam City, Linwood, Grace, Crown Heights, Cornerstone, Mosaic, Church of the Servant, and Chapel Hill, in Oklahoma City; and Choctaw-First.