It’s almost time to come and see our Victory Cottage during the Parade of Homes!!!! We can hardly contain our excitement!!
For a while now, Turning Point Ministries has had a very small parcel of land next to our first neighborhood, Legacy Station. It was too small to build the type of homes we normally do for our clients. The board discussed various ideas for what to do with the land, one of which was to build a Cozy Home and sell it as a fundraiser. The popular term Tiny Home refers to an even smaller home, less than 500 square feet, and the plans we discussed were for something a little bigger based on the size of the lot. Last year, we began to seriously consider this plan and evaluated some floor plan options that might be possible.
About that same time, Caleb McCaleb met one of our board members. Immediately after learning about our mission, he expressed an interest in helping Turning Point somehow. Several months and conversations later, we partnered with McCaleb Homes to build the Cozy Home. McCaleb Homes had the resources to build the home for us and allow Turning Point to stay on mission to build homes for our clients. McCaleb Homes also has enthusiasm and a heart for missions themselves. Nearly every year they take on a project to use their construction talents and resources to help others. We are thrilled to be partnered with them on this project, now referred to as Victory Cottage. We hope that you will come see us as it will be featured in the Parade of Homes September 19th through the 27th.
Our neighborhood, Heritage Village is growing at a steady pace as we near the half-way mark of the 35 homes it will have upon completion. Like Heritage Village, Turning Point Ministries continues to grow. Since our founding in 2008, we have operated with an all-volunteer board. In 2015 we decided to hire a construction superintendent position to manage the construction of our homes. With continued growth, however, daily operations of Turning Point Ministries required more work than volunteer-board members could contribute. “We needed someone who could keep all of the balls in the air,” according to former board president, Kari Galliart. 2019 board president, Jenny Landes, echoed that sentiment, but also added the need for “someone who could focus more on fundraising.” So in December we prayerfully began the search for a part-time Executive director.
Our search was successful we are excited to announce that in February Turning Point hired Michelle Gregory as our Executive Director. Michelle has lived in Edmond for the last 10 years. She and her husband Patrick, have a son and a daughter and attend Edmond’s New Covenant United Methodist Church. Michelle has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to her non-profit experience, Michelle worked in pharmaceutical sales. After staying home for a time to raise her children, Michelle pivoted to non-profit work for the last 6 years where she served as a Development and Marketing Director and a Deputy Director.
Turning Point Ministries is thrilled to have Michelle’s leadership and passion to help others. Welcome, Michelle!
You can now support Turning Point Ministries when you shop at Amazon.com. If you select Turning Point as your charitable organization of choice with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to Turning Point Ministries. Find out more information about Amazon Smile from their FAQ page. Over time, these small amounts can really add up. Please designate Turning Point Ministries as the charitable organization that benefits from your Amazon purchases. Thank you for your support!
Turning Point has been chosen as one of the MINOR tithe charities that benefit from a percentage of the Red Day Run proceeds this year so we benefit when you join the Red Day Run because of Turning Point. In 2015, Keller Williams Central Oklahoma began the RED Day Run here in Edmond, as an annual 5K Run to raise money for local charities. The 2020 Red Day Run will be held in downtown Edmond on July 25th with the Fun Run kicking off at 8:30 AM and the 5K starting at 9:00 AM.
Here’s how you can help Turning Point:
1. Register for the Red Day Run.
2. Choose the MAJOR charity you want to run for (Turning Point will not be in this list).
3. Forward your email confirmation for the Red Day Run to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting Turning Point!