Here is the story from the Washington Post.
During our recent holiday party, I was discussing living in Wichita with some of our newest employees (AccuWeather continues to grow nicely!) and asked them how they liked living in Wichita. It was so great to hear how much they loved it. This is a diverse group from literally Vermont to San Francisco. Their number one point of praise is, "people here are so friendly" and "people here [Wichita] really care about you." Yes, to both.
The fact that Kansas is #1 in volunteering doesn't surprise me in the least. Kansans are very positive and open-minded which translates to caring about their neighbors.