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The heart of our community

By Roy Williams / Inside OKC / February 20, 2019

Last month I received a letter from a family who had recently visited Oklahoma City from Arizona. The Magdaleno family was traveling on I-44 at 3:30 a.m. when their horse trailer disconnected from their truck, causing a major accident.

Thankfully, no one was injured and Oklahoma City residents were able to do what they do best: take care of people. The letter from the Magdaleno family described the compassion and care they felt from the first responders, including the Rescue Ladder 14 team. They told me about how staff from the National Reining Horse Association brought veterinarians to the scene to care for their horses and how a business owner located a horse trailer that allowed the Magdalenos to safely transport their horses back to Arizona.

The Magdalenos closed their letter thanking our community for its generosity and goodwill, and I want to echo their gratitude. Whether you call it loving your neighbor or the Oklahoma Standard, our community shines brightest when we show compassion for other people. Kindness is at the heart of our community and I hope we will continue to keep that tradition moving forward. 


Roy H. Williams, CCE
Chamber CEO & President

This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of The POINT!

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