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Oklahoma City University student group spends Thanksgiving break volunteering

A group of Oklahoma City University students got up early Wednesday morning to make breakfast for people they'd never met. Several members of OCU's Hispanic Student Association volunteered at the Oklahoma City Ronald McDonald House.
by Silas Allen Published: November 22, 2012
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Liz Ramirez, a sophomore, said the breakfast has become something of a tradition for the group.

The Hispanic Student Association and OCU place a strong emphasis on service and volunteering, she said.

Many of the group's members are also Clara Luper Scholars, a scholarship program that includes a service component, Ramirez said.

So, most of the students are involved in several volunteering events throughout the year.

“This is definitely one of our favorites,” she said.

Karina Lopez, a sophomore, said she didn't know much about Ronald McDonald House before she began volunteering with the organization. She said she's glad to have the opportunity to make a hot meal for families who are away from home during Thanksgiving.

Besides, Lopez said, she enjoys cooking.

“Making breakfast is always fun,” she said.

by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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How to help

Donations, volunteering

For information on how to help the Ronald McDonald House of Oklahoma City, call 424-6873 or go to rmhcokc.org/help.

Donations can be mailed to:

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City,

1301 NE 14 St.,

Oklahoma City, OK 73117-2018

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