Who is Compassionate in this City?

The Character Council of Edmond, in an effort to promote a citywide recognition of high character people and character traits, reminds the community the character trait for month is Compassion (vs. indifference): helping those in need.

To nominate a resident as a "Champion of Character," one who exemplifies this trait, log on to www.edmondcharacter.org or write: Champions of Character, P.O. Box 392, Edmond, OK 73083-0392.

To help in selecting a person, here are some characteristics of Compassion:

  • Stop to help.
  • Listen when others want to talk.
  • Give of your resources to help those in need.
  • Look for lasting solutions.
  • Comfort others without regard to race, gender, faith, age, or nationality.

This and similar questions are being asked each month by a grassroots effort, Character Council of Edmond, to create a citywide initiative to build Edmond into a "city of character." This non-profit Character Council of Edmond believes that the character of a nation can only be strengthened one person at a time, one community at a time.

Each quarter, the "champion" is recognized by the Edmond City Council. If the person is associated with the Edmond Public Schools, the "champion" is honored by the Edmond School Board during its meeting.

Character determines success. It is only through building character that individuals can achieve their full potential. Good character makes a person a better spouse, parent, employee, neighbor and citizen.