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.
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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