Chicken-Fried News: Oklahoma has givers!

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Oklahoma is earning high marks for its generosity. We at Chicken-Fried News know what you’re probably thinking: How? What are you talking about?

It can’t be in teacher pay.

Doesn’t Oklahoma rank as one of the lowest among states in mental health funding?

Aren’t some of our cities ranked as the most dangerous in the United States?

All true. But we are givers!

That’s right; the Sooner State ranks No. 5 nationally for its high rate of philanthropy, which includes metrics like “percentage of income donated,” “volunteer rate” and “percentage of sheltered homeless,” according to WalletHub personal finance website.

Nationally, the state ranks No. 6 for its high rate of volunteering and public service. It earned the No. 22 slot for its charitable giving, according to WalletHub.

Sounds like Oklahomans deserve a pat on the back.

Let’s forget our state spending and higher rates of criminal activity for a moment and dwell on this good news: Our state is also filled with kind and loving people.

 

Print headline: Oklahoma has givers!

Gazette Staff

This article was written by the Oklahoma Gazette staff. To reach an editor, please email jchancellor@okgazette.com with this story headline in your subject line.

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