E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation Awards $10,000 to Upward Transitions

Upward Transitions was recently awarded a grant of $10,000 from the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation that will be used for assisting clients with emergency relief and direct services, supporting its mission to end generational poverty.

Upward Transitions’ CEO, Periann Pulliam shared, “We are so grateful and honored to receive this generous support from the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation. The grant will allow us to continue making a meaningful impact on the lives of families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless in Oklahoma County.”

Edward L. Gaylord and his wife Thelma established the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation in 1994 to support a wide range of charitable activities. The Foundation continues the Gaylord’s commitment to improving the lives of Oklahomans and preserving the heritage and natural resources with special emphasis in the arts, education, medical research, and children’s issues. According to the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, they distributed grants to over 60 organizations with a geographical preference for the greater metropolitan Oklahoma City area.

For over 95 years, Upward Transitions has touched the lives of Oklahomans in need. Upward Transitions’ mission is to prevent generational poverty through community collaboration, emergency relief and empowerment, therefore inspiring hope with our neighbors experiencing housing instability.

Upward Transitions is an Oklahoma County non-profit that serves families and individuals who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or stranded by providing case management and stabilizing resources to help meet basic social needs.

To learn more about Upward Transitions, go to www.upwardtransitions.org or contact Karla Stinnett, Interim Director of Development and Public Relations at 405-232-5507 or kstinnett@upwardtransitions.org.

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