Awards of the Chaplain Foundation
Serving the State of Oklahoma Law Enforcement Officers, families and victims
It is our mission to educate the Public as to what we do and the many “hats” that we wear.
Amber Alerts: Now a National established program was started by two of our Oklahoma City Police Chaplains, Greg Giltner and Charles Phillips. In 1999, the Oklahoma Chief of Police working with Jim Fox of Midwest City Police Chief working with then Governor Frank Keating asked that the Chaplains establish a program for Oklahoma based on the pilot that started in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma was the first state wide program in existence and every state in the Union, (50 states) have modeled their program after Oklahoma.
Officer Kelley Chase: Responded to the event at the hospital, worked with his wife and family members, purchased a ticket for the Mother-in-law to fly from Belgium to U.S. on emergency basis, one of our Chaplains, without hesitation, put it on his personal credit card (Cost $1856). Money was raised for his wife, worked with Human Resources on benefits for her and the children, handled the service.
Officer Chad Peery: Fund raising and benefits to the family as needed.
Matt Grice: Police Officer/Family. Fund raiser at the church, cook and provided assistance with counseling as needed.
Oklahoma City Bombing: Alfred P. Hurrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 1995, leaving 168 people dead and hundreds more injured. Our Chaplains were on site and available as long as needed working with FBI, OBN and other agencies.
Jan Peery, YWCA Executive Director. Received and delivered from the Jewish Synod in California, several hundred up-scales, new, clothing articles for young women to wear to job interviews. Donated a new bed to the center for the newly completed housing for abused women/children.
OSPOA - Oklahoma Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association with a membership of over 500 Officers across the state of Oklahoma. Sponsored a Human Trafficking seminar in 2013, free to any Officer that wanted to attend to increase the awareness of the effect on Oklahoma and our Children.
The Moore Tornado - May 2013. Total of 25 days on-site, plus many hours/days to include follow up work with police officers, victims and other nonprofits. Provided food and other basic needs for victims and officers.
Bibles for new born & children. We also provided one for each new arrival. ASIA Athletic shoes/clothing donation. Provided two semi-truck load pallets full of shoes and clothing. Gave all to low income children affected by the tornado and others in need.
In Moore, four new chainsaws were donated to officers for use during the tornado. Also, 400 Backpacks filled with books, bibles, shirts, shorts and toiletry kits appropriate to boys and girls by age. They were distributed to the Gang prevention unit, OBN, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Care Center, (children’s sexual abuse center at OU Children’s Hospital), and Victims units for OKCPD. Donations were also made by Hobby Lobby, Mid-First Bank and Westminster Church.
Two Pianos were received and donated to other non profits.
Children’s Books and Bibles were donated and over 1,000 books to low income groups to read to children, (Whiz Kids and others) all for children under the age of 12, donated by the 1897 group.
Antioch Church - Several pickup loads of dog and cat food was donated by Antioch Church and delivered by our Chaplains, no cost, to no-kill non profits that work with lost dogs from the tornado.