Earth Smiles at Portugal for Making Carbon Footprints Disappear
Posted on : 04-28-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Portugal deserves a thank-you letter. And Earth should write it. The country became the first to ever produce more electricity through renewable sources in a month than it consumed in that month. Hopefully, this feat will inspire other major countries to follow in Portugal's footsteps. According to Michael J. Coren of Quartz Media, the South American nation’s transmission system operator, REN, reported that the production of renewable energy for March was approximately 103 percent of total consumption. Portugal is doing more than just reducing its carbon footprint. It's as if…
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Church Pays Off Over $10 Million in Medical Debt for Local Texas Families
Posted on : 04-27-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Covenant Church gave over $100,000 to pay off over $10 million in medical debt for families located near their four locations in Texas. Over 4,000 families in North Texas had their medical debt eliminated near the Easter holidays. The amount was arrived at because the church normally sets aside a large amount of money for advertising for their Resurrection Sunday services. This year, however, they decided to forego advertising in lieu of buying medical debt to help families living within 20 miles of one of their congregations. Pastor Stephen Hayes…
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Pets with Disabilities Rise Above Their Limitations
Posted on : 04-23-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
In the new book Perfect Imperfection, a pet photographer hones in on what makes some pets super special—in more ways than one. With a special talent for sussing out what makes these animals unique, Alex Cearns takes pet portraits that highlight the amazing personalities of these incredible pets. The best part of the whole project is that proceeds of the book's sales will be sent to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation, making this a truly philanthropic artistic endeavor. One of the dogs featured, Bali, is a street dog who struggled…
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Homeless Hero’s Compassion Rescues Puppy and Inspires Generosity
Posted on : 04-22-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
A Salt Lake City indigent rescued a deserted puppy and has inspired his community to come to his aid. Although Ron Howell is homeless, he could not bear the thought of the dog being abandoned or destroyed. Howell’s act of mercy has returned to him manifold. Every day, Howell spends his time picking up garbage and seeking money or work offers on Highway 700 East close to the I-80 West offramp. He often sleeps near or under the overpass. Recently, a woman drove up to Howell with a chihuahua. She…
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Sunny Days for Autistic Children: Sesame Place Designated World’s First Certified Autism Center
Posted on : 04-21-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Sesame Place is now officially a place where children with autism can “come and play”. In commemoration of the US National Autism Awareness Month, the Philadelphia theme park has recently been designated as a Certified Autism Center. Sesame Place is based on the legendary children’s television show Sesame Street which introduced its first autistic character last year. It is the first park in the world to attain this accreditation. Sesame Place collaborated with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to obtain the certification after its staff…
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