Iron Gate Newsletter

Forecast: Cold weather and the homeless-- Not a good combination.
Todd and Laura  

Meet Laura and Todd(right).The newly married couple are having a hard time.They live in their car or camp outside.      

Now Laura is ill, she suspects withthe respiratory infection affecting many of our guests this month.

We have given the couple extra blankets and persuaded them to go to the Salvation Army Shelter tonight as snow and sleet moves into Tulsa.

Helping Hands from Volunteer Groups

               Indian Health Care

Representatives from the Indian Health Care Resource Center administered free flu shots at Iron Gate today.

Iron Gate's mission is feeding people. To connect our guests with the services they need, we invite representatives from collaborating agencies. We work regularly with Veteran's Administration, Day Center for the Homeless, Baptist Care Center (for clothing), Youth Services of Tulsa, Catholic Charities, and others.

St. Patrick Episcopal Church's youth group volunteered recently to serve the morning meal, stock the pantry and bag groceries.

St Patricks

Special Thanks to..

Frank and Cathy Ryan and Pioneer Cleaners.

When Frank picked up the family's cleaning, Pioneer told him, "We're comping this order. Pay it forward. Donate the value of this cleaning bill to a charity." He came immediately to Iron Gate and made a donation of $100.

Students of the Jack & Jill Tulsa Chapter andRiverfield Country Day School along withBristow Presbyterian Church, collected bags and bags of food, clothing and hygiene items for our guests. This was a project of the students themselves who were inspired to help after learning that some Tulsans are poor, homeless and hungry. Thank you students' sponsors Kim Edwards Mitchell and Michelle Anderson for teaching children and youth to be compassionate. 

Larry Harrel made a special trip to Iron Gate to donate thermal long johns for our guests - a much needed donation in this inclement weather.

February Wine & Dinner Fund Raiser

Christ Church Episcopal
is hosting a four-course dinner to benefit Iron Gate:
Saturday, Feb 19, at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Church Episcopal - Great Hall
10901 South Yale

The elegant evening will feature Mark Stenner, founder of the Tulsa Wine Club.

Reservations are required and seating is limited.
Cost:  $30 per person or $50 a couple.
Call 231-0062 to make reservations.

Sincerely,
Connie Cronley, Executive Director
Iron Gate