God is doing exciting things in Norman, Oklahoma! Those in need are finding new hope and coming to know Jesus Christ.
By God’s grace, Mission Norman provides spiritual and physical help to thousands of Oklahomans every year, but the need is still great. He has given us a vision to plant and equip a Body of Believers in every apartment complex, mobile home park and multi-housing community in central Oklahoma. He has called us to better provide for the poor and homeless in our midst.
It is a large task, but God is able. We trust the One who has brought us so far.
As seen in the Norman Transcript: Wal-Mart Senior Manager of Community Affairs Erica Jones, right, presents a check for $40,000 to Mission Norman's Gene and Linda Barnes from the Walmart Foundation which the charity will use to purchase a new truck. "We are extremely appreciative and grateful that Walmart supports our mission to provide reliable and much-needed services in the Norman," said Gene Barnes, founder of Mission Norman. Kyle Phillips / The Transcript
Construction on the first of our transitional living facilities is underway!
Roofing shingles to be completed Valentine Day.
Soffit/trim is completed.
All but two doors are installed.
Need volunteers to install windows. When this happens the building will be in the dry, ready for the electricians, etc.
These facilities will be used to help families with children back onto their feet and on to becoming working, tax paying citizens. These facilities will help reduce the great need for shelter in Norman. There are more than 50 homeless families in Norman and these facilities will be able to serve 20 of those. This need is so great; we had a family, a husband, wife, and their little girl that are homeless, visit Mission Norman seeking help. We helped them with food that could be cooked on a motel microwave, and we provided them a motel to spend the night. This is only one of possibly 100 homeless families with children in the Norman area.
We need your support with prayers, monetary, and gifts-in-kind donations. First, we need a slab poured with a licensed plumber, could be gift-in-kind or a monetary gift. We also need lumber, sheetrock, etc. We have the UBA Builders to gift-in-kind the framing, drywall, etc. Second, we need a licensed electrician and materials, as well as brick layers, carpenters, painters, cabinet makers, etc. Lastly, we need roofing, furnishings, etc.
For more information look at our Transitional Housing Facilities or our New Mission Center pages.
by Jessica Bruha The Norman Transcript
According to the Norman Transcript, homelessness in Cleveland County has risen from 615 last year to 621. Many of those were children.
"Krieg said what might be most interesting about the statistics this year is that last year, public schools county wide reported 269 homeless children and this year there were 357."
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Channel 9 News recently did a story on the new Mission Center project.
Articles on the Mission Center project.
Mission Norman begins project
Mission Norman moves forward with building project
David Boren praised Mission Norman for providing over $3,000,000.00 worth of food, utilities,
rent and other assistance to the people of Cleveland County since 2009. Boren has agreed to serve
on the Mission Norman Advisory Board of Directors as the Mission endeavors to build 20 homes
for the homeless families with children, located at 2525 E. Lindsey Street in Norman, Ok.
Mayor Cindy Rosenthal recognizes Mission Norman with a resolution. She has also
agreed to serve on the Mission Norman Advisory Board of Directors.