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A New Purpose for an Old Building

A historic building, formerly known as St. Anthony’s Hospital in Milwaukee, will be transformed into 60 supportive housing units where people can get medical care and help toward independence.

I love it when old buildings are re-purposed instead of torn down.

Here’s a short video about the project:

 

This article gives more on this story:

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/former-hospital-will-soon-cure-homeless-transforms-60-housing-units/

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Halloween Costumes Designed Around Wheelchairs

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Hospital staff and volunteers spent hours creating these amazing costumes requested by the kids to go around their wheelchairs. My favorites are the Star Wars robot and the Frozen sleigh. I’d love to paint snowflakes on that sleigh. I bet they did. Who remembers making a costume from scratch?

Here’s the story:

https://www.littlethings.com/wheelchair-halloween-costumes/?utm_source=LTcom&utm_campaign=uplifting&utm_medium=Facebook_Shared

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Have a happy Halloween!


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What Does it Take For a Black Man to Hug a Nazi?

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Watching the video, I can feel the frenzy in the crowd. The man in the swastika shirt was surrounded by protesters who “screamed, punched and spat on him before Aaron Courtney gave him a hug.”  It must have taken courage, love, and thinking and feeling outside the box to do something so different.

“I could have hit him, I could have hurt him … but something in me said, ‘You know what? He just needs love.’”    ___Aaron Courtney

Courtney asked, “Why you don’t like me?” He pleaded, continuing to ask the question.

Finally, the man gave an answer: “I don’t know.”

Here’s the coverage which includes a short video, but I think the story details are important, too.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/protester-hugged-nazi-pleads-hate-article-1.3575977

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The Elephant Rescuer

Today, I’m honoring a woman with a big, beautiful heart. Lek Chailbert started an elephant rescue program in Thailand with donations and volunteers. Elephants are some of the most intelligent, social beings on the planet, but they are abused and exploited in many parts of the world. Lek Chailbert is working to save them, and other animals, with dedication, patience, and love.

 

For more information, visit:

https://www.elephantnaturepark.org/

 

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#WATWB : Soup Bar offers Pay What You Can Meals

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So much food is wasted, yet many people are hungry.  Jagger Gordon, a chef in Toronto, is turning these two problems into a blessing of abundance. He receives donations of food that would have been thrown away and makes nutritious soups for people who pay what they can. He has been helped by a program called, “Feed it Forward.” Using this model, we can feed everyone.

 

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Helpers in Houston: When Disaster Brings Out the Best

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The good news is that Texas has an abundance of helpers. I’ve been watching rescue videos and reading about the volunteers who jumped in to help the pros rescue people and animals from dangerously high water brought by Hurricane Harvey. What strikes me is that disasters can bring out the best in people.

The following article,”The Heroes of Hurricane Harvey,” contains several inspiring videos showing people doing good:

https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2017/8/27/the-heroes-of-hurricane-harvey

And in this video, Abe Minor didn’t know what he was getting into when he took his jon boat out, but he persevered to help as many neighbors as he could.

Thank you to all the rescue workers and volunteers for your dedication and courage!

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Good News Tuesday: Rescuing Abandoned Babies in Tanzania

A couple in their 60s started this rescue center for babies abandoned in Tanzania. This video brought tears to my eyes. First sad tears, then happy ones with plenty of smiles.

I first discovered this on Mary Aalgaard’s We Are the World post.

I know my recent good news stories seem to be all about babies and animals. That’s what tugs at my heart lately.

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