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Good News Tuesday 3/24/20: Positive Updates, a 90 Year Old’s Recovery, and a Compassionate Response to Racism

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

 

Positive Updates Regarding COVID-19

From medical progress and recoveries to better air quality and financial support, here are 10 Positive Updates from the Good News Network regarding the fight against the virus.

Many companies including Apple, Facebook, Tesla, Ikea, and Harbor Freight, are donating medical supplies such as face masks to hospitals.  Here’s just one example in the news. 

Just in time, a church in North Carolina found 7000 masks in storage leftover from hurricane Florence. The N95 masks have been donated to the local hospital. Here’s more on that story. 

90 Year Old Recovering from Coronavirus

90 year old Geneva Wood went into the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington after having a stroke. With the center’s outbreak of COVID-19, Geneva tested positive for the virus. Geneva was close to death and not expected make it through the next 24 hours, but after her family came to say their goodbyes, Geneva started to improve. She’s still recovering, but has tested negative. Here’s more of Geneva’s story with a moving video. 

A Compassionate Response to Racist Tweets

After receiving racist tweets, Muslim attorney and political activist Qasim Rashid responded with compassion. He learned that Oz Dillon who tweeted the verbal attacks was struggling financially due to his wife’s medical challenges. Qasim contributed to Oz’s GoFundMe campaign and encouraged others to help as well. Qasim and Oz got to meet in person and have become friends. Here’s one of Oz’s responses on GoFundMe:

“An amazing week of eye- and heart-opening enlightenment, that I used to always have before 9/11,” he said “A Christian Muslim, Qasim Rashid, who I had previously opposed politically just because of the word Muslim, has opened my eyes that there are GOOD people in all walks of life.”  Oz Dillon  (via The Good News Network)

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What’s YOUR good news?

Please feel free to share in the comments

anything good you’ve seen, felt, or heard about.

Take extra good care of yourself! You matter!


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Good News Tuesday: Support for The Tree of Life Synagogue, Signing Students, and a 94 Year Old Wise Guy

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Muslim groups raise over $125,000 to help Pittsburgh synagogue victims

People of many faiths are helping the victims and families of The Tree of Life synagogue where a shooting took the lives of 11 people in Pittsburgh Saturday. It gives me hope to know that among the helpers are two Muslim-American non-profits who have exceeded their fundraising  goal in the campaign, “Muslims Unite For Pittsburgh Synagogue.”
Below are two links for the story. The first is from nbcnews.com and the second is an earlier story from The Times of Israel.

 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-muslims-raise-over-100000-for-synagogue-victims/

Kindergarten Class Signs Happy Birthday to Custodian Who is Deaf:

Watch how this beloved custodian reacts to kindergarten students signing the Happy Birthday lyrics especially for him.  Happy Birthday, Mr. James!

 

94 Year Old Veteran Greets Students with Wisdom and Fist Bumps

Wally Richardson meets middle school students every morning with positive wisdom and encouragement. I love his motivational call/response technique. Take a look!

Good News Tuesday seeks to bring some balance to media, one Tuesday at a time.

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 Feel free to share, YOUR good news in the comments!


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Muslim volunteers help so Christians can attend Church on Christmas Eve

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Salem United Church of Christ normally provides meals and shelter every Sunday night for homeless women and children. But since Christmas eve was on a Sunday, they didn’t know how they’d be able to attend Christmas Eve church and meet their usual rotation in the BEDS plus homeless program. When the pastor shared this dilemma with an interfaith association, Karen Danielson, of the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation offered the services of Muslim volunteers.

This story demonstrates one more example of how we are stronger together:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-muslims-help-christians-christmas-eve-st-1224-20171221-story.html