Coronavirus: Local business helping veterans in time of need

Local business supporting veterans during pandemic

Tulsa, Okla. — The Coffee Bunker near 41st and Sheridan says they are doing what they can during these unprecedented times to help our veterans

The veteran support group says they have been reaching out to a few hundred veterans, calling, and making sure they are okay. With the help of the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank, the organization has been able to hand out disaster relief packages. The care packages are filled with nutritional food items and protein- enough to supply meals for about a week.

Executive Director of the Coffee Bunker, Dr. Michael Horton, says Thursday they took the time to do more. They displayed several American flags through a few neighborhoods and in front of the building. Horton said, “We wanted to put the flags up as a symbol to everybody of our nation’s hope, it’s a symbol of our resilience and we hope by people seeing the flags it will lift people’s spirits a little bit today.”

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Horton said the flags are part of their Holiday Stars and Stripes program where people can place the flags in front of their home for a donation. He says the flags are usually displayed during one of the five patriotic holidays. Horton said it may not be a holiday, but our country needs a reminder to stay strong, resilient and united to get through challenging times.

The Coffee Bunker says they plan to hand out the care packages for as long as they can.

Visit their website or call 918-637-3878 to set up a time for veterans to come by.