Claremore Daily Progress

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June 24, 2014

Send a Kid to Camp goal reached

CLAREMORE —

Share the Spirit’s “Send a Kid to Camp” goal has been reached.
The children are at the Salvation Army’s Camp Heart O’Hills this week, making new friends and lifelong memories thanks to the generosity of Progress readers.
The camp’s website states, “The Salvation Army Camp Heart O’ Hills offers a place where eyes are opened, lives are enriched, souls are nurtured, and a change of environment, with unforgettable experiences and newfound hope.”
The “Send a Kid to Camp” campaign is a community effort. 
DHS coordinates camper eligibility, physicals and paper work. The Pilot Club of Claremore provides “ditty bags” with shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, washcloths, hair brushes and combs. Salvation Army —  Claremore Unit charters buses to take the campers to Tahlequah and provides clothing, bedding, shoes and whatever else the children need for a comfortable and memorable camp experience.
Recent contributors include Wilburn Faught, Donald and Poly Lathrop, Vernon and Tempa Bentley, Paul and Jonnie Neely and Donna Henson.

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