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November 7, 2013

Second Wind Coffee House serving Norman

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NORMAN —

Hammell admitted that he still would like for Second Wind Coffee to be more known in the Norman community.

“Historically, we’ve done a lot of benefit concerts, but I would like for those to have wider recognition and a wider audience. I would like for the people who are involved in Second Wind to have more opportunities to do local outreach and volunteer service,” he said.

“Right now, we’ve got — for most of our shifts — just one volunteer, which isn’t enough anymore. We need to get where there are at least a couple on each shift. Once we can max out what we are doing at the coffee shop, then we would like to extend our volunteer services other places,” Hammell said.

Hammell hopes Second Wind can be a model that is replicated.

“There is something about the community vibe you get from a coffee shop like this that I don’t think you can really get from anything else,” Hammell said. “Something that is open all the time but is also a volunteer donation establishment where people really can learn and grow together, and you can get a really good diverse group of people.

“What is nice about this is, even though there is a religious aspect to it, for a lot of people who volunteer and participate, they don’t have to do those kinds of things. You can be a melting pot of people who are agnostic, atheist, Baptist, Presbyterian and we can all still build a really good community together.”

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