“Whatever your passions are, there are nonprofits or organizations that you can apply those passions,” Anna Farha, 24, of Oklahoma City, said. “You can gain valuable experience and help others at the same time.”
By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
“I had a close friend tell me to pay attention to who touches your life every day and who your life touches each day,” said Don Reeves, of Edmond, Oklahoma. “Take time to know their names and show them respect. Value them as individuals and value their contributions.”
By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015
“People are why we’re here,” said David Andra, who leads the National Weather Service Norman forecast office. “They rightly expect us to do our best each and every day to help them make informed decisions in their daily life and for the safety of their families.”
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak resulting in more than 40 deaths. He has extensive experience in human interest stories and coverage of victims, striving to stress the importance of the individual behind the numbers.