Birthday Cards Pour in for 11-year-old with Autism
Posted on : 08-04-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The beautiful thing about children is that they really don't want much when it comes to their birthdays. At most, they'll want a party, friends to show up, some cake and ice cream, and maybe a few friends. Throw that all into the equation and you've got one happy 11-year-old! Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened for an 11-year-old Australian boy who has autism. His parents planned a Birthday party for him and no one showed up. The 11-year-old was heartbroken and his parents quickly thought of a way to make…
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Beloved Veteran Gets Much Needed Home Repairs
Posted on : 08-03-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Many veterans out there, especially those who are older, need the help of others to get by. That's exactly what happened in one Texas community. A beloved veteran, who is actually America's oldest WWII veteran, is receiving repairs to his home thanks to Meals on Wheels of Central Texas. Richard Overton just turned 111 in May. One of his favorite activities involves sitting on his beloved porch of the home that he's been living in since 1948. Unfortunately, the home needs major repairs and many things are falling apart. According…
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Portland Community Comes Together for Homeless Women
Posted on : 06-28-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Homelessness is a serious problem facing many communities throughout the United States of America. It is especially prevalent and noticeable in large cities like Portland. However, there are some potential solutions that various communities are beginning to embrace. Portland is one of those communities.   Tiny houses are a growing trend as people look to simplify their lives and avoid spending more than they have on a home. Now, they are being used as a way to provide basic housing for the people who are most in need. On Saturday,…
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One Man’s Selfless Donation Inspires More Generosity
Posted on : 06-27-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
One Canadian man has managed to inspire generosity around the world. The man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, made a donation to a homeless shelter that he once lived at. He was helped by Thunder Bay’s Shelter House when he lived on the streets. They have a special outreach program where they find people living on the streets and bring them to the shelter for safety.   Sadly, Thunder Bay’s Shelter House does not currently have enough money to keep their outreach program going. They need to raise $200,000…
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Second Chance Dog Wins Over Government
Posted on : 06-26-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
It takes the right temperament to be a policeman, doctor, teacher, or construction worker. As it turns out, the same holds true for animals. Recently Gavel, a German Shepherd who had been trained to work as a police dog, got fired from his job. He’s smart, the right breed, and went through the proper training, but when it came down to police work, he couldn’t cut it.   The reason – he was too nice. He loves people. He couldn’t be intimidating when he’d rather play with a suspect rather…
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