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PROJECT 61: Local church group serves community with 61 service projects

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 10:14:24-04

TULSA, Okla. — For the past 15 years, One Hope Tulsa has been serving families in East, North, and Mid-Town Tulsa through their non-profit service group, Project 61.

Each year, the group hosts a free camp for kids in the area to enjoy activities like music, sports, and reading.

Trained counselors pick up kids from their homes and bring them to the Rose Bowl on Route 66 where the Project 61 hosts fellowship and outreach events.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the annual camp is canceled. But that didn’t stop volunteers from wanting to give to the youth in the community.

In place of the week-long camp, volunteers with Project 61 are working on 61 different service projects that will have lasting effects on the community.

Projects range from building new playground equipment for nearby apartment complexes to created community libraries in various locations across town.

Among the 61 projects, is a new outdoor WiFi lounge at the Rose Bowl for kids and families in the area.

The project addresses aspects that may be difficult for families during this time, like internet access, additional learning help, and a secondary health check-in point for kids.

The WiFi lounge has about 11 socially distanced desks with free internet. Tutors will be available for students who will likely be learning virtually for the beginning of the school year.

To see when the future hours of the cafe, click here.

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