MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Broken Arrow Neighbors group helping families in need

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - It's hard for Lori Amos not to smile when she's here.

"It absolutely got us to where we could turn the page and see down the road to another day," said Lori.

She's talking about a special place called Broken Arrow Neighbors. The facility made sure her kids could eat.

"There were many days we weren't really sure where the next meal was going to come from," said Lori.

Broken Arrow Neighbors provides just about everything a family in need, could ask for -- food, clothes, financial assistance and free dental and medical clinics.

"We just feel that anytime we can give back to somebody, it's the right thing to do," said Broken Arrow Neighbors Executive Director, Kim Goddard.

Celebrating its 30th year of service to the community, Broken Arrow Neighbors now helps 4,000 people each year.

"I just feel there will always be individuals in the world who need a little bit of help," said Goddard.

Broken Arrow Neighbors couldn't provide all these services without the help of volunteers, like husband and wife team Vicki and Phil Allen.
    
"When you go home you're tired, but once you get home get rested, you're ready to come back again," said Phil.

"I'm pretty tired, but I know that I made a difference," said Vicki  

They're helping make others' lives just a little bit easier -- one can of food, one winter coat at a time.

"I go to bed knowing that I have done everything that I could possibly do to help make a difference," said Goddard.

And Broken Arrow Neighbors hopes to soon build a new facility which will help them better serve the community.

If you like to donate or get help from Broken Arrow Neighbors click here http://www.baneighbors.com/home.html

If you know someone or an organization who you think is making a difference, we want to hear about them. Email us at makingadifference@kjrh.com or fill out the form at www.kjrh.com/makingadifference.
 

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