Teacher Walkout Could Cause Child Care Crisis

Mar 8, 2018

The Salvation Army facility in Broken Arrow
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With the looming teachers walkout, many parents are already fretting about what to do with their children during that time. In the Tulsa metro, the Salvation Army will respond. 

Tulsa area commander Ken Chapman says they will open all six of their Boys and Girls Clubs for the duration of the walkout. He says they will have sports, character building programs and even some STEM projects to occupy the time.  He says they will also provide lunch.                      

Commander Chapman says it will cost the Salvation Army about $12,000 a day to provide this free service. It is money, they don’t have right now, but he says they are “stepping out in faith”.