Open House Success!

What an extremely blessed day Saturday at our grand opening for Jeri’s House! We had over 50 people come and raised about $900!

This would not be possible without our devoted supporters! YOU! A huge thank you to everyone who came and saw what the Lord has done and is doing!

Our drawing for the $200 gift card went to Faye Miller and bless her heart has told us to donate it to Jeri’s House! What sweet people that support our mission!

We want to give a shout out to Debbie Eagle for her Scentsy fundraiser which raised $100 for Jeri’s House! And to her husband Justin Eagle for his help wherever it was needed!

We had lots of snacks and everyone seemed to really enjoy the tour and just visiting with others in a homey atmosphere! It was absolutely wonderful!

Finally, an even louder shout and huge hug goes to the folks who helped pull this off! My Support Service Provider Jenese Tucker, my right hand Beth Escher, my maintenance guy and board member Roger Smith and his wife Beverly, and my best friend Kathy Shelton!

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May God abundantly and overwhelmingly bless your socks right off your feet for all your prayers and financial support to Jeri’s House!

Thank You!

Jeri’s House would like to give a shout out to Bissland Chiropractic and their patients for being so generous in their fundraiser this last week! We received some greatly needed items! Thank you again! Hope to see you at our grand opening Saturday October 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm.

God bless you!


Jeri’s House would like to thank the downtown Lions of Tulsa and the Kiwanis of Tulsa for their generous donations! These are great supporting groups and we are so blessed to be connected with them both! Their ongoing prayers, financial and material support has been overwhelming!

Thank you so very much! God bless you!

Jeri’s House Grand Opening!

RING THE BELLS! CLANG THE SYMBOLS!

Grand opening for Jeri’s House!

Saturday October 23, 2021, 10 am to 4 pm

466 S. 79th E. Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74112

Come tour our facility and see what it’s all about!

Enjoy some fresh popcorn and other snacks!

Delight your sense of smell from Scentsy fundraiser to help Jeri’s House!

Don’t miss out on your free chance to win a $200 gift certificate!

Come enjoy some time with us!

Please let us know you are coming so we can make sure to have enough goodies for everyone!

918-619-6610 or info@jerishouse.org

Hello Friends of Jeri’s House,
My name is Debbie Eagle, and I am a Scentsy Consultant. I am excited that local Rehabilitation Training for DeafBlind people is one step closer to reality, now that staff have taken residence in a Tulsa home. I am pleased to announce a fundraiser that will allow you to experience new and classic Scentsy fragrances, and support Jeri’s House, all at the same time! If you love the smell of baked apples and spices, or the pungent aroma of pine and spruce, but you don’t like to use warmers, not to worry. You can pick the type of fragrance system products you buy and $5.00 from every sale will support Jeri’s House.

Here’s how it works:
I will be selling two types of mystery bags. One bag will cost $35, and contain six bars of wax of varying scents, to be warmed in your favorite warmer. The other bag costs $30 and requires no warmer to enjoy. I’ll give you a hint. If you buy this bag, you’ll get a fragrance system, with a fragrance, that you can start enjoying in as little as five minutes. Unfortunately, I cannot make substitutions. Remember that the fun of a mystery bag is discovering new Products and fragrances that just might become part of your new holiday tradition.

So how do you get these mystery bags? There will be two opportunities, one at an open house, the date will be announced soon. The other will be in a fundraiser to be held in Oklahoma City. If you can’t wait to order your mystery bag, you can text me at (918) 850-1973. I will do my best to respond to your text as soon as I can, but I cannot make deliveries, due to other professional obligations. I accept PayPal, ApplePay, checks, and cash. Together, let’s help Jeri’s House continue to grow, so that competitive training can be offered to DeafBlind individuals throughout Oklahoma and across the nation.

September 2021 Newsletter

For God did not give us the spirit of fear but of love, power and sound mind – 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

Dear Supporters of Jeri’s House!

On September 2, 2021, my secretary Beth and I moved into the house which is now called Jeri’s House! So many people came together to help with cleaning, moving, setting up, organizing, rearranging, repairing, clearing off, and getting it all in its place. We are now ready to have our grand opening on Saturday October 23, 2021. Details are at the end of this newsletter.

Over the past few weeks, it has touched my heart to the point of tears seeing it all come to life! I have to admit at times fear tries to grip me, but I just remind myself that God is not of fear but of love, power and sound mind. This is what I hope to impress upon those individuals that enter into Jeri’s House! This will be a place where individuals can come be encouraged, empowered and educated! Yes, a chance to step up and be all that God intended!

We regret to say we decided to cancel our murder mystery in Oklahoma City due to uncertainties that some are still experiencing. We will do this fundraiser as soon as more are comfortable with getting out.

Our open house on Saturday October 23, 2021, promises to be a fun day with fresh buttery salty popcorn, snacks and goodies, Scentsy fragrances to indulge in, and seeing for yourself what your prayers and financial support has done, is doing, and will continue doing! We’ll also have a free drawing for a $200 gift card for those that come enjoy a little time with us on this day.

We changed our postal box to a location much closer to our house, so it is now P.O. Box 580695, Tulsa, 74158. We will keep the old P.O. Box number until November 1, 2021 and continue forwarding any mail to our new box. We appreciate your understanding with this change.

Remember and sign up to receive our monthly newsletter by going to our website www.jerishouse.org and clicking on newsletter sign up. We are happy to mail newsletters to those who prefer receiving it that way. Just let us know so you can receive it in your preferred format. Don’t want you to miss any of the exciting happenings!

As always, we thank you so very much for your continued prayers and financial support for Jeri’s House! I love helping individuals who have a dual sensory loss and I wouldn’t be able to do it without your support! We each have a talent, skill, task, or job to do and it’s up to us whether we choose to step out and step up, or, sit back and become stagnant. Don’t waste the precious life God has given you! You are valued and have so much to give!

May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you, and may He grant you peace both now and forever!

God bless you!

Jeri, CEO/Founder

Jeri’s House, Inc

RING THE BELLS! CLANG THE SYMBOLS!

Grand opening for Jeri’s House!

Saturday October 23, 2021, 10 am to 4 pm

466 S. 79th E. Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74112

Come tour our facility and see what it’s all about!

Enjoy some fresh popcorn and other snacks!

Delight your sense of smell from Scentsy fundraiser to help Jeri’s House!

Don’t miss out on your free chance to win a $200 gift certificate!

Come enjoy some time with us!

Please let us know you are coming so we can make sure to have enough goodies for everyone!

918-619-6610 or info@jerishouse.org

Hello Friends of Jeri’s House,
My name is Debbie Eagle, and I am a Scentsy Consultant. I am excited that local Rehabilitation Training for DeafBlind people is one step closer to reality, now that staff have taken residence in a Tulsa home. I am pleased to announce a fundraiser that will allow you to experience new and classic Scentsy fragrances, and support Jeri’s House, all at the same time! If you love the smell of baked apples and spices, or the pungent aroma of pine and spruce, but you don’t like to use warmers, not to worry. You can pick the type of fragrance system products you buy and $5.00 from every sale will support Jeri’s House.

Here’s how it works:
I will be selling two types of mystery bags. One bag will cost $35, and contain six bars of wax of varying scents, to be warmed in your favorite warmer. The other bag costs $30 and requires no warmer to enjoy. I’ll give you a hint. If you buy this bag, you’ll get a fragrance system, with a fragrance, that you can start enjoying in as little as five minutes. Unfortunately, I cannot make substitutions. Remember that the fun of a mystery bag is discovering new Products and fragrances that just might become part of your new holiday tradition.

So how do you get these mystery bags? There will be two opportunities, one at an open house, the date will be announced soon. The other will be in a fundraiser to be held in Oklahoma City. If you can’t wait to order your mystery bag, you can text me at (918) 850-1973. I will do my best to respond to your text as soon as I can, but I cannot make deliveries, due to other professional obligations. I accept PayPal, ApplePay, checks, and cash. Together, let’s help Jeri’s House continue to grow, so that competitive training can be offered to DeafBlind individuals throughout Oklahoma and across the nation.

Come By For A Tour!

Hello Supporters of Jeri’s House!

Just a quick note to let you know everything is shaping up beautifully at Jeri’s House with the help of many great people! So excited to welcome you here to see what is now becoming a reality! Give us a call at 918-619-6610 to make your appointment! Come see what God has done through your prayers and financial support!

Also be sure and sign up to receive our monthly newsletters to keep up with all the exciting happenings!

www.jerishouse.org

Prayer doesn’t change things for me but changes me for things! … author unknown

Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!

A huge thanks goes out to all those that helped with moving my secretary/houseparent Beth and I into what is now Jeri’s House! I started off mentioning everyone by name, but the list got longer and longer, and I was concerned I would forget someone and wouldn’t want to offend anyone. So, let me just say you know who you are! Love you to the moon and back and appreciate your service more than you’ll ever know! Please know you are always in my prayers, and I know the Lord will bless you abundantly for your hard work helping us this past weekend!

Please continue keeping us in your prayers! Appreciate any financial contribution you feel led to donate to help with this endeavor! God bless your socks off! Hugs!

It’s Happening!

What we have prayed and dreamed about for five years as finally come to life! Get up! Put your dancing shoes on! Celebrate with us!

Tomorrow September 2, 2021 Beth, my houseparent/secretary and I will be moving into Jeri’s House located approximately at 4th and Memorial in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Yes, finally, it is really happening!

Now the work really begins! Please call after Labor Day to set up a time to come visit Jeri’s House and see what we are so excited about! For safety reason we will not give out the exact address unless by appointment only. We pray you will respect this confidentiality!

May God bless you for your continued prayers and financial support to make  Jeri’s House all that He intended! Thank you so much for your support and look forward to giving you a tour of Jeri’s House!

Please check out our website for updated emails and phone numbers for Jeri’s House and be sure and sign up to receive monthly newsletters!

www.jerishouse.org

2 Timothy 1:7 – For God did not give us the spirit of fear but of love, power, and sound mind!

Hugs to all!

Photos from the Kiwanis and Lions Club

Photo of Jeri and Jenese, SSP, speaking at the Kiwanis.
 I want to thank the Kiwanis of Tulsa for allowing me to come present on Jeri’s House!
Photo of Jeri and Orpha from the Lions Club.
 We appreciated the opportunity to speak to Lions of Tulsa today! 

Jeri’s House August 2021 Newsletter

His Word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path – Psalm 119:105

Dear Supporters of Jeri’s House!

I’m so excited to finally be writing our first monthly newsletter to keep everyone updated on the great things happening! This August edition may be a little longer than normal because there’s so much information to share! So, sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy!

The above verse has always kind of confused me because it sounded like it was saying the same thing twice. But was it? No, not at all! This verse has become very real to me in the last few years concerning Jeri’s House. Some decisions need to be made now and others made in the future. So, we have a lamp under our feet to see or obtain wisdom for what we need to do now and a light to our path, so we know what we need to do in the future. Our main goal right now is to get the houses up and going here in Tulsa but our long term goal is to also have houses in Oklahoma City. No limitation where God is concerned!

I met Mother Miriam in January 2017 and she wanted to offer her two houses to Jeri’s House as she and her organization were moving out of state. She didn’t know when she would find another area and I knew it would be better if it happened when I retired from Visual Services. We stayed in touch over the last 4 years and December 2020 she found a place in Kansas. Due to unforeseen circumstances their move has bumped into some obstacles, but it looks like all will be clear by the end of August for them to move their things out and for Jeri’s House to move in! I’m so excited! She is offering these two houses, one being 2,200 square feet and the other being 1,100 square feet for $800 a month or until the total cost is paid which is $250,000. This is absolutely unbelievable! But that’s exactly how God works, isn’t it?

A few months ago I was contacted by someone who wanted to donate their entire houseful of furniture to Jeri’s House which included a couch, several rocker recliners, end tables and lamps, coffee table, a few night stands, two twin beds, a number of book shelves, dining table with chairs and almost everything needed for the kitchen! Again, how wonderful is this?!

One of the most important things Jeri’s House has done is we hired a part-time secretary who started July 13th of this year. Her name is Beth, and she is a God sent! She will also resume the position of full-time houseparent for the larger house when we move in.

As most of you know, we had to cancel our Murder Mystery fundraiser a few times due to covid but we’re happy to say it has been rescheduled. So, save the date of November 6, 2021, in Oklahoma City. It promises to be an entertaining and educational event you won’t want to miss! More details will be in our upcoming newsletters and on our website and Facebook.

Just because we are not in the houses yet doesn’t mean we are sitting idly by. We went to the home of our first participant to start teaching them skills they requested to help with their independence. We will continue going to participants’ homes until we are able to see them at Jeri’s House. Even after we settle in, not only will we serve those who decide to live there, but also provide daily classes for those who wish to learn independent skills but choose not to live at the house because they live in the local area and cannot give up their current residence. Our first participant was so excited to know they were the first!

We appreciate each of you so very much for being a part of this endeavor! We believe God has His hands on every aspect of Jeri’s House and we want to be obedient. Our goal is to inspire and empower DeafBlind individuals to be all that God intended them to be! Your prayers and financial support are helping us to achieve this passion! Please continue your support and check out our website for updates and of course, be on the lookout for our next edition of Jeri’s House newsletter.

God Bless,
Jeri

May God bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you, grant you peace both now and forever! Numbers 6:24-26

The Jeri Cooper Act – Signed!

Put your dancing shoes on!

The Jeri Cooper Act (SB1044) was signed by Governor Stitt Monday May 24th and now is in the process of being designed! Please call or email Governor Stitt thanking him for this great step towards empowering DeafBlind Oklahomans!

Gov. Office: 405-521-2342

God Bless America and Oklahoma! Hugs!