Youth Services gets a new kitchen in the New Year

Youth Services of Creek County is serving up meals in a brand new kitchen donated by local churches and businesses, and installed by volunteers.

A new campaign in 2019 was to help YSCC get some of the more expensive projects done around the shelter that didn’t make it into the budget without some help from the community. So far they have had their fence sanded and stained, leaks in the roof fixed, and a new roof. 

On January 17, 2020 demolition began in the kitchen area. Executive Chair of the board, Kaleb Chambers, board member Julia Choquette and volunteer Bobby Edwards started by ripping out the old, and falling apart cabinets. Church on the Move South paid to have the cabinets’ material built, and Woodstock Cabinet Company of Tulsa built the new cabinets and donated the labor. The cabinets were installed by Chambers, Choquette, Chris Powers, Zach Smith, Edwards and his daughter Abby, and Paul Rejda. Pastor Don Bell came by Saturday and supplied lunch for not only the volunteers but also YSCC staff and residents. Later in the week Anderson Marble and Granite came and measured for the brand new granite countertops they have donated to YSCC. Two weeks later, the countertops were added, leaving only the backsplash to finish the project.

The new kitchen will allow for the staff of YCSS to continue to provide meals for the children living at the shelter. It will also help the children continue to receive the life skills they may not otherwise get. The kitchen is the heart of the home so it seems only fitting that YSCC gets a new one to help with all they do.  

While there are plenty of projects left to do director Erin Brook is grateful for the community coming together and doing all that has already been done. To find out how you can help with a project visit or call the shelter at 918-227-2622. 

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