TULSA, Okla. — Steve Warner has been with FedEx for 20 years. That's before smartphones with GPS navigation, when most people still relied on paperback maps.
Although technology has made his job easier, Warner says what is happening with the coronavirus pandemic is anything but easy.
This is not the first time he's dealt with change or has seen troubling times. Warner was a Marine for 20 years and was in the heart of a Middle Eastern war zone.
He says one thing he's learned is that nothing last forever and wants to share that message with Oklahomans.
“Hang in there. It’s gonna go away." Warner said. "It’ll happen."
His message is not the only thing Warner is sharing. He says while on his deliveries daily, he sees first hand people struggling to make ends meet and put food on their tables.
Warner decided to do something FedEx usually does during the Christmas holiday, a food drive in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
FedEx Operations Manager Dan Braswell says the need to host a food drive during the pandemic is crucial and describes Warner as more than just an employee.
Braswell said, "He's very passionate about everything, the Marines, passionate about FedEx and about helping people."
Helping is what Warner says he intends to do until those in need have meals. One less thing they'll need to worry about during these trying times.
"Just as much as we can get to help out as much as we can," Warner said.
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