Successful Entrepreneur Gives Back
Posted on : 02-10-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Nigerian entrepreneur Tony Elumelu will be giving away thousands of dollars to Africans starting new businesses. His mission is no less than improving the entire African continent and overhauling its image in the eyes of the rest of the world. He started providing assistance to various businesses across Africa in 2015 and plans to give away up to 100 million dollars by the time the project is done.   The application process is simple, and there are only a few criteria applicants much meet to be considered for assistance. A…
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Retire Finds New Purpose In Knitting Machine
Posted on : 02-09-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
A Canadian community is drawing together around a local resident. Bob Rutherford is 88, and that means he has plenty of time to think of ways to help out his community. This life-long tinkerer invented a unique knitting machine that he uses to create socks for homeless shelters.   In 2010, Rutherford lost his wife of many years. He felt hopeless and alone and didn’t know what to do with himself. His son suggested he help himself by helping others. That was all the motivation Rutherford needed to start contributing…
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Deaf Sailor Honored for Water Rescue
Posted on : 02-08-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
It’s a classic story of morality. A racer is at the head of the pack when he notices an injured person lying on the side of the road. Does he selflessly give up his chance at winning to help out or keep going to the finish line? For sailor Gavin Reid, there was never a question.   Reid was competing in a Round the World Yacht Race in 2016 when his yacht received a distress call from another ship. He didn’t hesitate to leave the race path and head towards…
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A City’s Compassion For A New Father Without a Job
Posted on : 02-07-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
It is hard to imagine that someone would welcome a newborn child and be fired from his job in the same day. According to a story ran by the Huffington Post, that is exactly what happened to Lamar Austin of Concord, NH.   His wife, Lindsay, went into labor and had to be rushed to the hospital on the last day of this year. Understandably, Austin wanted to be with his wife during the birth of their son. He requested two days off from his job as a part-time security…
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Texas Man Proves There’s No Age Limit on Heroism
Posted on : 02-05-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
What would you do if you saw a car flip over in a fiery crash right in your front yard? Most people would like to think they would rush to help. Lindell Marbut of Burleson, Texas was no different and when a car flipped over in his yard, he immediately rushed to rescue the young women trapped inside. What makes his story extraordinary is that he is 85 and uses a cane to get around.   Exactly what led to the crash is unknown, but Department of Public Safety officials…
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