# Good deeds
"Angel" Teen Drops Everything to Locate Grandma Who Left Her Wallet Behind.
Rarely does someone go above and beyond to assist a complete stranger. Three containers of washer fluid were recently purchased by Dee Harkrider from the Walmart in Forest City, Arkansas. She carelessly left her wallet in the shopping cart before putting them all in her vehicle and leaving. Dee, a disabled grandma of seven, was completely unaware that she had forgotten her wallet.
Hearts Spread Love Through Downtown Leesburg
If you walked around Downtown Leesburg on Valentine's Day, you may have noticed the love symbol along King Street businesses. On Tuesday, the Town of Leesburg shared the heart-warming photos around town where the hearts showed up.
Indiana Man Finds 5K in His Fast-food Bag –Then Does This
His Sister Called it a "Test of the Universe" An Elkhart, Indiana man recently received much more than a Sausage McMuffin from the drive-thru. Instead, he found stacks of money in individual Ziploc bags totaling around $5,000.
Volunteer and Donation Requests Available in Maine
The Bangor Humane Society is asking for some help from Mainers to keep the dogs in their kennels comfortable. They are asking for donations of blankets to use on the cold kennel floors to keep the dogs comfortable and warm. Donations of clean, new, or used blankets, comforters, or throws can be dropped off at the Bangor Humane Society from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. If you have donations but can't make it during those hours, you can stop by and leave items on their covered porch. The Bangor Humane Society is located at 693 Mount Hope Avenue.
Activist dog collected 1,300 plastic bottles for recycling in 2022
Border collies are known for their energy and intelligence. Bred to be herding dogs, they love having a job to do. When Scruff the border collie was young he channeled his energy into finding the biggest sticks he could. However, the vet was concerned we would scratch his gums, so his humans discouraged him from this habit. Undeterred, Scruff simply moved on to collecting used plastic bottles he found on the ground.
Good News About Law Enforcement Officers
There are too many negative stories in the media about law enforcement officers and never enough good news about the women and men in blue. It's time to change that and mention all the good things being done by our law enforcement in Maine.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
We all like to help out those in need in our community, yet many times we aren't sure where to start, or how to help. This is where neighbors helping neighbors will come in and provide the information you need to help out others in need. I will be listing charity projects as I find out about them, and I will pass the info along. If you are involved with a group or are organizing a charity fundraiser, please email me the details, so I can make sure to mention your project in neighbors helping neighbors.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
We all like to help out those in need in our community, yet many times we aren't sure where to start, or how to help. This is where neighbors helping neighbors will come in and provide the information you need to help out others in need. I will be listing charity projects as I find out about them, and I will pass the info along. If you are involved with a group or are organizing a charity fundraiser, please email me the details so I can make sure to mention your project in Neighbors helping Neighbors.
National Be an Angel Day
August 22nd is National Be an Angel Day, which was established in 1993 by the Reverend Jayne Howard Feldman. The goal of the day is to encourage random acts of kindness and to help others in need. Small acts of kindness not only go a long way but also help us feel good. One small act of kindness can easily change someone's life, so why not go out and celebrate and participate in being an angel today. I am listing some suggestions for how you can participate in the day in case you need some ideas. Feel free to add any ideas you think of that I might have missed in the comments.
A 2-Year-Old Hero Saved His Family From a Fire in Texas
A family in Alvord, Texas says that the only reason they are alive today is because of their 2-year-old son. Last month, a fire started in the early morning hours in Nathan and Kayla Dahl's home. The family of seven was sound asleep when 2-year-old Brandon Dahl came running into his parent's room exclaiming, "Mommy, hot! Mommy, hot!" They had seconds to get out of their home.
Dog Missing For Twelve Years Reunites With Owner
Because of the length that Zoey was missing, her microchip listed her as deceased. CREDIT: SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE/ FACEBOOK. To any dog owner, their dog going missing is one of the most terrifying things. Not knowing where to look, being afraid that the worst has happened, or just feeling hopeless - if you own a pet you know the love that goes into that animal. For this lucky family, it turns out that their hopelessness turned to hope, albeit twelve years later.
Three Year Old's Spiderman Photoshoot Goes Viral
Rose, a three-year-old from Mobile, Alabama had one wish for her third birthday - to be Spiderman. That's when her mother, Diamond Jackson, an incredible photographer, and owner of Rae's Bleu Rose Photography decided to make her dream come true and transform her daughter into a superhero all while taking incredible photos.
Pennsylvania Football Coach Sent Team to Shovel Snow for the Elderly
A kind coach in Pennsylvania canceled his team's workout and sent them out to help shovel snow instead. Bethel Park High School football coach canceled his team's workout and sent them out to shovel snow for elderly and disabled people in and around the neighborhood where his team lives.
The Betty White Challenge Raised $12.7M for Animal Shelters Around the World
The death of a well-loved actress and animal lover sparked a global influx of donations to animal shelters in her honor. Nobody was ready for 2021 to take a life like Betty White's. The incredibly loved actress, social justice pioneer, and animal lover passed away on December 31, 2021, leaving behind a legacy and an incredible love for animals. In her passing, the Betty White Challenge was formed - White's team challenged her fans to donate to animal shelters in White's name, and thus, according to Meta, 390,000 donated to fundraisers on Facebook amounting to a whopping $12.7M for animals in Betty White's name.
Bystander Rescues 3 Children From Icy Pond, Police Bring One Back to Life Using CPR
A 23-year-old bystander rescued three children after they fell into an icy pond. Four children, between the ages of four and eleven years old, were playing on an icy pond in Colorado earlier this week when the ice cracked and they fell into the ice-cold waters. That's when Dusti Talavera was watching from her bedroom window, ran downstairs, and ran to the pond to rescue the children before falling in herself.
Texas Man Brings Warm Meal to Less Fortunate Family
A man in Texas helped a family in need, his good deed did not go unnoticed. In Texas, a San Angelo man saw a family that was asking for donations of any kind and he reached out to help this family. At the time, he had no cash on him so he went to a nearby restaurant and bought the family a warm meal to help them on their journey.
Uber Driver Who Was Stranded on I-95 in Virginia Buys Teenage Passenger Hotel Room
The panicked teen needed help and this Uber driver didn't hesitate to help her. DaVante Williams, an Uber Driver in Virginia, thought that the day would be like any other day when he picked up his Uber passenger to drive her 150 miles to Williamsburg, Virginia. However, the day turned out to be a bit of a nightmare when tons of drivers were stranded on 1-95 in Virginia for nearly 23hrs.
Truck Driver Delivered Bread to Stranded Drivers in Virginia
Dozens of people were stranded on the interstate in Virginia, this truck driver decided to help!. Casey Noe and her husband, John, along with nearly one hundred other motorists were stranded on the interstate for over 20 hours on a frigid night in Virginia. Many motorists explained that the night was absolutely terrifying and freezing cold. That's when Casey and John saw a Shmidt Baking Company truck on the road with them and decided to call the company to ask if the truck would consider opening up and offer the motorists bread.
Young Man Pays for Woman's Gas, "Memphis Has Good Youth"
A woman in Memphis wants the world to know that her city has some stellar young people. Olivia Jennings was out and about this week in Memphis, Tennessee when she started joking around with two young men at a Marathon Gas Station. To her surprise, one of the young men turned around and asked if he could pay for her gas.
A Group of Dads Have Joined Forces to Stop Violence in Schools
In Shreveport Louisiana, one Southwood High School was experiencing a drastic increase in fighting, violence, suspensions, and arrests. Within three days, more than twenty students had been arrested for participating in multiple fights. That's when this incredible group of dads decided that it was time to put an end to the violence.