ORU Adopts Salvation Army Kettle Locations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
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Tulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University has partnered with the Tulsa Area Salvation Army for a “Day of Ringing,” adopting all 27 kettle locations in the Tulsa Metro on Monday, November 20, 2017. Students, faculty and staff have signed up to work two-hour shifts throughout the day, beginning at 10:00am and ending at 7:00pm.
“ORU students, faculty and staff love to serve the community, so it seemed only natural to send them out across the city to make a difference by supporting the efforts of the Salvation Army,” said ORU President Dr. William M. Wilson. “We want the Tulsa area to know that ORU is about educating the Whole Person, which includes learning how to live with compassion for hurting people. We believe in demonstrating to our students how they can tangibly share Christ’s love. The Day of Ringing initiative is a great way to do this.”
According to the Salvation Army, volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises as much as $30 per hour. One hour at a kettle can shelter a family for a night, provide a hot meal to ten homeless people or provide homework tutoring to an at-risk youth.
Dr. Wilson will be ringing the bell from 10:00-11:00am at the Woodland Hills Mall North Food Court doors and then move to the Walgreens at Utica Square from 12:00-1:00pm. Several of the university’s Vice Presidents will also participate in the Day of Ringing across the city.
ORU cheerleaders are also “Bringing Good Cheer” to the Salvation Army by once again collecting toys across campus. The university will also be collecting toys as admission to its annual Christmas Concert, Friday December 1, 2017.