Donations for some Tulsa nonprofits that serve the needy were down leading up to Christmas but there’s still time to help. Various factors — including recent cold weather, the energy sector and even technology — have caused some Tulsa nonprofits to struggle.
The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty held a press conference Monday where a group of dignitaries, attorneys and religious authorities pleaded multiple arguments for why they believe the life of convicted murderer Richard Glossip should be spared: Some argued he is innocent, others said his sentence outweighed his crimes. State officials say Glossip has well beyond his day in court and they intend to carry out his execution.
Today marks my first of ten days in Nicaragua. I am fortunate enough to travel with a group of faculty and students from Tulsa Community College and work with Just Hope, a non-profit organization that builds partnerships with communities in Nicaragua. Our goal is teach children art and music in a community called Chacraseca.
Last night we flew into the capital, Managua, and stayed in a Best Western across the street from the airport. Our group woke up late this morning and said goodbye to air conditioning as we headed to La Casa De Paz (The Peace House) located in Chacraseca. Before we reached our final destination we stopped in Leon, a city about a 20 minute drive outside of Chacraseca.