Today we had a very productive work day with volunteers from McBride. They shared their painting skills to bless two future Turning Point homeowners who were there as well. It is true what they say, “many hands make light (and fun) work”! Thank you McBride employees!
The annual Edmond Turkey trot is just a week away. This 5K and fun walk has become a great Edmond Thanksgiving tradition for the whole family. All proceeds from this race benefit Turning Point Ministries. Join this fun event and burn off extra calories for your Thanksgiving meal while supporting our organization’s ability to provide affordable Edmond home ownership for families who qualify. Registration and volunteer links are posted below. Tomorrow, November 17th, is the last day to register and still receive a t-shirt.
The fifth annual Turning Point Golf Tournament was another big success. Hard to believe it is already number five. Great weather and good fellowship turned the event into a great outing once again.
All associated with Turning Point Ministries would like express our appreciation for the hard work of our organizers and host and hostess, Boone Ellis and Linda Boyce, as well as all the generous folks who contributed money, prizes, gift cards and time to make the event the success it was.
Next year’s tournament is already being planned, if you are interested in being a sponsor, or would just like more information, go to our “Contact Us” Page and send us a note.
The latest project undertaken by Turning Point Ministries was a duplex built in Legacy Station. The project has officially been completed, dedicated and two families are moving in over the New Year holiday! The project represents many, many hours of volunteer time and effort. The families who are moving
in are most appreciative and excited about the move. Each side has three bedrooms and is complete with foam insulation, geothermal heating and cooling and a security system, among many amenities!
To read a wonderful article from the Edmond Sun on this project, click here: http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1477835900/Housing-ministry-blesses-Edmond-duplex
Turning Point Ministries was featured in the October 30, 2009 NewsOK article, “Oklahoma City Mayor’s panel gives awards.”
The Oklahoma City Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns gave awards Thursday to outstanding Oklahomans with disabilities and their advocates.The committee’s purpose is to erase architectural, social and attitudinal barriers to people with disabilities.Todd Craighead won the George B. Lewis Advocacy Award.Tinker Air Force Base was named Employer of the Year.The Public Personnel Employee Award went to Michael O’Brien, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.Other honors included Media Public Service Award to Susan Simpson, The Oklahoman; Media Public Affairs Award to Kevin Ogle, KFOR-4; and special awards to Wayne Rhode, Crystal Rushing and The Rev. Gary Stevens.The Don Davis Advocacy Award was given to Kuang-Hua Chang.Scott Ellis was named Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns Member of the Year.Several organizations and individuals received Clearing the Path Awards: Barnett Homes, Dan Peterson, Don Hildebrand Homes, Michelle Hughes, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, Turning Point Ministries, Virginia Moore, Ryan Schamerhorn, Bonnie Bower, Todd Isaac Homes and Pat McAlister.The Clearing the Path Award highlights an Oklahoma City residential building and its architect, designer, builder, contractor and/or owner for universal design in making the home accessible to people with disabilities.Winners of the poster contest were: Caleb Ferris, Classen School of Advanced Studies, first; Gabriel Martinez, Putnam City West High School, second; and Lizbeth Del Castillo, Putnam City West High School, third.