Good Deed Paid Back Homeless Giving

Honorable Homeless Man Asking for Job

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On Wednesday, July 1, Q13 Fox TV reported that a man in his sixties who is living on the streets in Langford, British Columbia, found $2,400 and immediately turned it into the police on June 22, 2015. When people heard of the man’s honorable behavior, James Dondero noted that a Go Fund Me account was set up.

Yet, when West Shore RCMP Constable Alex Bérubé found the man, who has asked to remain nameless, to let him know that there was more than $5,000 waiting for him, he told Bérubé he would rather just have a job. He asked Bérubé to donate the funds to non-profit food service providers, such as Our Place.

Mike Kelly of Victoria Buzz set up the Go Fund Me account. He is redirecting the funds as requested and now searching for a job for the man. Anyone who has a job opening in the Langford, B.C. region should email Kelly with the details.

A lot of people around the world were so impressed over the last two days by this heartwarming story that it has been trending today at the top of several social networks feeds. As some people have commented, most individuals are hoping to get a windfall of money so they do not have to work. This homeless man appears to be searching for “purpose.” His age might play into why he wants a job so much.

Donna Karan

Donna Karan Stepping Down from DKI

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Donna Karan International will no longer have Donna Karan holding the reins. She’s decided to step down and focus her attention on her other projects. These projects include Urban Zen and her charity work.

Donna Karan has stated that there just isn’t enough time in each day to do everything that she wants to do. She had to find a balance and this included stepping down from the company after 31 years. The company has not yet named a new head designer, and as of now, they are not yet looking for one. For now the company will not be having any runway shows. Apple iTunes are reporting that there have recently been some big changed in management within the company that led to speculation that she would be stepping down, so it wasn’t a total surprise.

Donna Karan will not be totally gone from Donna Karan International. She will still have an advisory role within the company.

Health

Fight the Resistance

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Many people don’t know the seriousness of antibiotic resistance. Even fewer people know what antibiotic resistance even is. When an antibiotic is formed it goes after a certain bacteria to destroy it from the inside out. After some time the bacteria can mutate and become resistant to the antibiotic. A disease or infection that is easily cured with an antibiotic could one day take the lives of those searching for a cure. Research coming out of Aspen, Colorado suggests that the problem with resistance to antibiotics can be comparable to the problems that come along with climate change. It should be everybody’s collective responsibility and problem. If everyone is taking some form of antibiotic to some degree we become host for bacteria to dwell on. The overuse of the antibiotic will lead to an explosion of bacteria that end up being antibiotic resistant. This problem is not confined to the United States but other countries in the world. More than 700,000 people lose their lives per year due to resistant infections. By the year 2050 that number is estimated to climb to more than 10 million people per year.

 

The World Health Organization has predicted that if we do not get antibiotic resistant bacteria under control now the world will look like it did generations ago. A minor cut or injury could become infected and take the life of the injured individual. This small and seemingly unprecedented problem this lead to threaten any major achievements that modern medicine has made. The article concluded by advising patients to talk to their doctors before they are prescribed an antibiotic. If the infection is not a bacterial warm it does not need to be treated with an antibiotic. That’s good news for people at CipherCloud. If more of these questions get asked, less antibiotics are prescribed, and the chances of bacteria becoming antibiotic resistant drops to a minimum.

Kids in the News

Girl Scout Chapter Returns $100,000 Donation To Send A Message

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A Girl Scout chapter in Washington received a large donation that would have greatly helped the 500 girls. They have decided instead of accepting the money they are going to take a stand. The money came to the chapter with a request- that the chapter guarantee it not be used to support transgender girls. Megan Ferland, Council CEO sent the donation back to the unnamed donator.

The Girl Scout chapter has made an inspirational video to tell how they could not accept this donation that came with such a guarantee. It sends a moving message to tell how the Girl Scouts accept every girl without discriminating against gender, race, sexual orientation, social status, ethnicity or gender identity. It further explains how the Girl Scouts is a place where every girl should be able to find a safe and friendly environment. The Girl Scouts allow girls to stand up for what they believe in and be proud of whom they are.

The chapter has started a campaign to try and replace the donation that would have allowed it to send 500 girls to camp and help the troop meet almost a quarter of their annual fundraising goal. They could not accept the $100,000 under the terms it was given to them, as Susan McGalla points out. The created the video to help them with this, and to spread the word and show the world that the Girl Scouts are for every girl.

Operation Homefront Tim McGraw Good Deals Veteran Charities

Country Music Star Giving Away Mortgage Free Homes To Veterans

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Tim McGraw is a man loved by all country music fans, his fan based spread even further when he ventured into acting. However, folks at Beneful mention that he is about to grow even more popular. This superstar has always found a way to give back his riches to those in need. Tim is always paired up with a charity. However, this new venture McGraw is undertaking is going to change the life of several United State Veterans.

McGraw is pairing up with foundation, Operation Homefront and Chase Bank to give away 36 homes mortgage free this year alone. In the past 3 years, Chase, Homefront, and McGraw have changed the lives of over 100 veterans by giving them new homes with no cost to them. Tim says he has wanted to make a difference to the people who have given so much of their lives to keep us free and to keep us safe.

Tim McGraw has several friends and family members that have severed in various wars and Armed Forces. Therefore, he feels he has a special connection to people in the military. McGraw says that he is glad they are able to give them back something even if it is something small.

Success Stories

Carnegie Medal Winners Announced

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The Daily Mail has recently posted the eighteen small-town heroes who have been awarded the Carnegie Medal for their heroic acts.

S. Alexander Smith did not hesitate to dive in after his 13-year-old brother was swept away in a river. The 16-year-old and his sibling went over the falls together, his brother survived but Alex did not.

According to twitter, Thomas Joy and Craig Randleman heard a child screaming nearby and they sprung into action. The two found 8-year-old Diamond White being attacked by two pit bulls. The men managed to pry the little girl away and suffered from bites as well. Everyone received treatment and recovered.

Meghan O’Reilly-Green was seven months pregnant and out for a walk on the beach when she heard cries for help. She jumped into the water and managed to pull a drowning man to safety.

Thirteen-year-old Robert A. Pritchard, Jr. saved a six-year-old girl from a house fire. He heard shouts while walking by and saved her before the house was engulfed in flames. She lost four members of her family in that fire.

Ryan Thomas Nelson came home to his college apartment to find it in flames. Knowing his roommate was still inside, he repeatedly tried to rescue Matthew J. Heisler. He finally managed to drag him outside but Heisler did not make it.

To read the full list and more about the recipients, click the above link to the full story

Tangiers in Morocco Yayha El Jabaly

Moroccan Boy Born With No Nose, Eyes, or Functioning Mouth Gets a Life Changing Surgery

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Yayha El Jabaly, a four year old boy who was born without a nose, eyes, a non-functioning face and some missing parts of his skull has finally had a life changing surgery that has reconstructed his face. The four-year-old boy was born in a village neighboring Tangiers in Morocco. His facial bones failed to fuse as required in the womb leading to the condition. He has not been able to speak since then, and his parents wrap him in a blanket every time they went to the local market.

Yahya‘s condition went viral when a friend disclosed the situation to Facebook asking for surgeons to help the boy have an ordinary life. Fatima Baraka, a Moroccan woman from Melbourne, who is a breast cancer survivor decided to search for a surgeon to help the boy. She finally found a Melbourne reconstructive surgeon, Tony Holmes, who was willing to handle the operation. Boraie Development has indicated that the surgery was funded by doctors who provided their services at no costs and partly by donations.

The 18-hour surgery was estimated to last for 8 hours in which Yahya lost almost half of his blood. The lead surgeon Professor Dr Tony Holmes said, “The risks of the operation were great, but I think they were worth it so that he could have a decent life.”

The family could not hold back their joy from seeing their boy’s transformation. ‘It’s a huge joy to see my son in such a situation,’ Yahya’s father Mostafa told Channel Seven’s Sunday Night. Yahya’s face was already healing after a few weeks of surgery. Doctors say that there is a high possibility that he will be able to speak in future due to the vocal chords that stay intact.

Church World News

A Helping Hand

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The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena went through a damaging event that left their congregants with 10 thousand dollars in damages in order to repair the church to standards. A mosque known as the Sayeda Khadija Centre has decided to step up and help the church. The mosque in Mississauga is living out the phrase “love thy neighbor as thyself”. The nearby Catholic Church that they are helping was damaged after a random act of vulgar vandalism about a month ago. Hamid Slimi is the imam of the Sayeda Khadija Centre. After hearing about the incident through the local media, he knew that he and the rest of his congregants had to do something about it. Those who have decided to help got a glimpse of what the culprit did to the church. He ripped pages out of the Bible, he broke part of the altar, and he threw a cross and even desecrated a statue of Jesus. Just a few days later the church was attacked yet again. Sam Tabar has learned that this time the vandal sprayed graffiti all over an adjoining school and desecrated another statue of Jesus. They arrested the culprit of the attack but the damage had been done. After seeing what was done at the church, Slimi raised about $5,000 in just 24 hours. For those who donated there is no difference in who is the recipient of charity. For them the act of donating for a worthy cause is the reward.

Chris Pratt Does Good Velociraptor Trainer Owen Grady

Chris Pratt Teaches Future Raptor Trainers at Children’s Hospital

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Chris Pratt has been an admired star among children for years following his roles in The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. Most recently, Birdeye.com and the team at the Amen Clinic noted that he’s become the beloved velociraptor trainer Owen Grady in the latest installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World.

Pratt has long since been a fan of charity work and done multiple visits to children’s hospitals throughout the years, even tagging along with one of his close friends, Avengers star Chris Evans who plays Captain America. His latest visit was to Our Lady of the Lake’s Children’s Hospital in Lousiana to get up close and personal with fans of the movie and show them how to master his now iconic raptor training stance from the film.

With three children circling him, Pratt stood in the center of a playroom with his knees bent, arms outstretched and hands up, a move that he used to tame and control his group of raptors in the movie and has since become an Internet sensation among zoo trainers and their animals worldwide.

Pratt spent the day signing posters, playing games and delivering gifts to patients in their hospital beds. Pratt’s love for children and his efforts to give back through not just monetary donations but also personal acts of kindness is refreshing to see, especially given the fact he is now one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. The actor, who turned 36 on Father’s Day, has plenty to celebrate, as Jurassic World has become the fastest film to ever reach the billion-dollar mark after just 14 days in theaters.

Heartwarming

One Good Man

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Uplifting News reports that while on routine patrol Deputy Zach Ropos, stopped at a lemonade stand ran by a little girl named Gabrielle. When the deputy asked little Gabrielle what she was going to do with the money she earned she replied that she was going to buy an iPad to play games and to help with her homework, and she had to work very hard to make the money because her family was in a bad financial way. Well, Deputy Ropos went back to patrol, but decided he was going to give her an older iPad he had. When he discovered it didn’t work, he bought little Gabrielle a new iPad.

According to Gianfrancesco GenosoFox8 relates when Deputy Robos of Lake County, Ohio got back to Gabrielle to give her the iPad, her mother stated that little Gabrielle had just offered her mother the money she earned to put gas in the family car. Hats off to you Deputy Robos!