Committed to Servicing the Needs of Our Community
Core Values

Our organization is governed by its values. Our core values define us as a helping organization, shape our culture and define our character. These guide how we behave and make decisions as we work to serve families in our community.

Core Values

  • Compassion – We are dedicated to serving individuals and families who need support. We strive to provide the highest level of service and respect so we can strengthen and empower those we serve.
  • Diversity – We respect the unique qualities of each individual and family in our community and believe that these differences are a valuable asset and an inherent source of richness and opportunity for learning and growth.

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Our mission is “Investing in our community … One Life at a Time!”

We are dedicated to helping Owasso and surrounding areas residents in need.  We depend on the generous service of our volunteers to successfully complete this mission day after day.  We are able to keep our overhead costs extremely low because of loving volunteers, like you.

OCR is an excellent option to completing community service hours for scholarships, organization, and family togetherness.  As a volunteer, you will be able to choose your time schedule.  We need volunteers on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. For long-term volunteers, OCR provides background checks. Each volunteer is asked to fill out an application before beginning their service.

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Owasso Community Resources is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and a dedicated staff to help families in need.

As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, our board is committed to providing oversight of all contributions, assuring donors that every dollar goes to help families in need.

OCR began in 1994 through a Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) venture grant.

Our goal was to mobilize volunteer efforts in the City of Owasso to improve the present social service delivery system.

It is through that humble beginning, OCR has transformed into an organization that note only connects volunteers with critical needs in the community, but provide essential services (food, utility and rent assistance) to families in need.

Board of Directors

David Kessler, president

Krysti Bean, vice president
The Crosby Group

Nick Sokolosky, treasurer
First Bank of Owasso

Cyndi Knoten, clerk
Community Marketing & Media Partners

Jim Cinnoca
First United Methodist of Owasso

Rickey Hayes
Retail Attractions

Michelle Warren
Marshall Spinal Care

Quarter Davis
Above All Electric

OCR Staff

Randy Cowling, Executive Director

Baine Cagle, Case Manager/Programs Coordinator

Jennifer Allison, AmeriCorps Member – Food Pantry Coordinator

Lesa Cunningham, AmeriCorps Member – Job Link Coordinator/Programs Assistant


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