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Good News Tuesday 2/18/20: Australia Fires Contained, Soldiers and Koalas, Taxi Driver Interrupts Scam, 10 Billion for Earth, and College Degrees in Prison

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

All Australian Bushfires Contained in New South Wales

Not all the fires are out, but they are all contained allowing more focus on rebuilding.

The exciting news comes after a week of historic rainfall in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.     Good News Network

Let’s continue to pray for healing.

In this related story, soldiers are using their free time to help care for displaced koalas.

Soldiers take care of Koalas ABC news

From ABC News

Taxi Driver Stops $25,000 Scam

When a 92 year old woman asked him to take her to the bank to pay the IRS, taxi driver Raj Singh dug deeper. He ended up taking her to the police, who uncovered the scam. Mr. Singh could have just taken the lady to the bank and not asked questions, but it’s a good thing he cared.  Here’s the story from The Good News Network.

10 Billion Dollars for Planet Earth

Jeff Bezos, “the richest man in the world,” has announced his plan to donate 10 billion dollars of his own money to help fight climate change. Associated Press reports Amazon, the company started by Bezos, plans to have “100% of its energy use come from solar panels and other renewable energy by 2030.” That will be something to watch over the next 10 years.  The AP article pointed out that Jeff Bezos “only recently became active in donating money to causes as other billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have done.” Wouldn’t it be great if all of the world’s financially wealthy people because so altruistic? Hopefully, it’s not too late to do some good for the planet. Here’s the article from AP News.

Earning College Degrees in Prison

Hudson Link is a nonprofit program that helps prison inmates earn college degrees for free. According to Hudson Link, the general rate of recidivism in (NY) state is 43%, while the prisoners who walk out with degrees have only a 2% chance of being re-incarcerated. You can read more about it on the Good News Network.

This  video had me grinning and teary eyed.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

18 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday 2/18/20: Australia Fires Contained, Soldiers and Koalas, Taxi Driver Interrupts Scam, 10 Billion for Earth, and College Degrees in Prison

  1. JoAnna, I do love your good news posts and am take with most of your stories.
    It always shows the positive side of us Earthlings.

    Miriam

  2. The news about the $25,000 scam was a bittersweet one for me. It hurts that there are people among us who rob the elderly of their life’s savings.

    • I agree. I have gotten threatening calls about owing the IRS money. I’ve reported them and so far have resisted the urge to call them back to tell them how terrible this is and something about karma. I’m thankful for the taxi driver.

  3. Thanks for sharing these… they make me smile…
    Love, light, and glitter

  4. More encouraging news. The Bezos story is amazing

  5. JoAnna, all of these are ❤ The army pausing to care, the taxi driver paying attention, Tim hearing a different call and degrees in prison. Just marvellous and thought provoking. Thank you. ❤

  6. Very sweet images of soldiers saving helpless animals. Well done blog.

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