Teen Works for 2 Years to Buy Friend an Electric Wheelchair
High School Student Tanner Wilson saved money from his part time job for two years to buy his friend Brandon an electric wheel chair. He’d heard that Brandon’s old self-propelled wheel chair tired him out, and Tanner wanted to help the friend who’s been there for him. A teacher helped decorate Brandon’s wheel chair and they recently surprised him with the gift. Here’s the inspiring video.
Veteran Fixes Cars for Free
Former Paratrooper and helicopter pilot Adam Ely provides free labor to fix people’s cars. He helps them find good deals on parts and consults with a professional mechanic when needed. Adam is a disabled veteran who spent three years in Iraq and Afganistan. Now, he’s studying special education. Adam and his wife Toni started Hard Luck Automotive Services in 2017.
“I’ve never turned anyone away. It doesn’t matter about economic status, race, or creed. I don’t even care if people take advantage, I will help them, regardless,” he said. (bbc.com)
Trader Joe’s Joins Other Companies to Reduce Plastic Waste
More businesses are working to reduce single-use plastics. EcoWatch reports that Trader Joe’s has already “stopped offering single-use plastic carryout bags nationwide and is replacing plastic produce bags and Styrofoam meat trays with biodegradable and compostable options.” The move happened after a Greenpeace petition obtained almost 100,000 signatures. Thanks for listening, Trader Joe’s! This article from EcoWatch contains a link to other companies working to reduce plastic waste like ASDA in the UK, McDonalds, Costa Coffee, and Evian.
India’s Hospital for Abused Elephants
India has it’s first hospital for abused elephants. The Good News Network reports that “Just months after India was given its first ever hospital for rescued elephants, the facility has already treated 26 recovering pachyderms.” The medical center was started in November by the non-profit group Wildlife SOS which has also rescued bears, leopards, turtles, and other endangered species.
After the elephants are treated they are taken to one of two sanctuaries in India.
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