JPMC Hosts Angel Tree Event
Jane Phillips Medical Center proudly hosted The Salvation Army’s (TSA) annual Angel Tree and Kettle Kickoff ceremony on Thursday, November 20. Held in the hospital’s main lobby, the event marked the beginning of TSA’s yearly effort to make Christmas a special time for those in need.
Former missionary and recently-elected District 10 State Representative Travis Dunlap served as the keynote speaker and selected the very first angel which represented a needy child.
This year marked the eighth consecutive time the hospital has hosted the event.
JPMC President/COO Mike Moore said the hospital and The Salvation Army share similar missions and ministries.
“The Salvation Army is a ministry that is motivated by the love of God to meet human needs without discrimination. Likewise, the hospital’s mission is to meet the healthcare needs of people especially the sick, the poor, and the powerless,” Moore said.
Eddie Adams, TSA Advisory Board Chairman, along with TSA Majors Al and Joanne Smith, touched on the great need that exists.
The ceremony also featured special holiday music performed by the Bartlesville High School Brass Quintet. Under the direction of Alex Claussen (tuba), the group included Alex Shipman (trumpet), Claire Sauer (trumpet), Cody Peterson (horn), and Ben Grief (trombone).