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May 21, 13
Moore, OK (May 21, 2013 – 2:10 AM) – The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma with multiple canteens and personnel coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first responders and those affected by the tornado. We continue to provide service to hard hit areas from yesterdays’ storms which include Shawnee – multiple sites, Carney area, and Cleveland County.
Every Tuesday afternoon, the sounds of trumpets and trombones echo down the busy hallways of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. For Anaya Moore, 11, and her fellow brass players from nearby Songhai Elementary Learning Institute, Tuesdays are the best day of the week.
“Most nights after school, I just go home and help my mom with my sisters,” said Anaya, who is the oldest of six girls, the youngest of whom is almost 2. “I babysit a lot because my mom works late and is taking classes online to become a lawyer. Music lessons are a way that I can do something I love, for myself.”
After 41 years of drug and alcohol abuse, Maurice Bufford, 59, hit rock bottom and attempted suicide. “I was so low. I stole from family members, I was scared and I had nothing else. I just wanted to die.”
After recovering, Maurice entered the substance abuse rehabilitation program at The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center.
The Harbor Light Center is a beacon of hope for those battling serious substance abuse issues. Staff members help clients achieve sobriety and become productive citizens in their communities.
Despite common belief, sex trafficking is not just a third-world problem. In fact, right now, an estimated 244,000 to 350,000 children are being emotionally and physically abused through the sex trade in the United States.
Despite numerous laws designed to protect children from this abuse, sex trafficking continues to flourish in the U.S. The Salvation Army has been actively involved in partnering with authorities across the Chicagoland area to combat the sex trade, rescue its victims and provide them with treatment and shelter.