Nonprofit begins construction on Tiny Homes for Almeda survivors

Good News Notes; “After losing her home to a wildfire in 2008, a California resident along with volunteers are now helping Almeda survivors by building them tiny homes. Alyssa Nolan, the founder and director of the Tiny Pine Foundation and a group of volunteers have begun constructing the first two tiny homes which will be donated to…

Nonprofit hosted food distribution on Johns Island

Good News Notes: “Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach hosted a free food and dental kit distribution on Saturday. It took place at the nonprofit’s Johns Island location on Brownswood Road. Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach says they are continuing to provide help to those needing emergency financial, employment and food services during these…

PA Firefighters Save Couple’s Wedding after Resort Fire

Good News Notes: “A couple’s wedding day was salvaged thanks to the efforts of Pennsylvania crews who battled a fire that destroyed the guest house of a historic hotel resort Thursday. The fire broke out at about 8 p.m. in a nine-room carriage house at the Normandy Farm Hotel in Blue Bell, WPVI-TV reports. Caitlin Kerezsi…

Volunteers lend a hand in flood clean-up efforts

Good News Notes: “ On Monday morning, homes were submerged under four feet of water along Euclid Avenue and Bridge Street in Paintsville. Forty-eight hours later, there has been a transformation unlike no other — leaving thick layers of mud and a ton of cleanup. Eric Castle’s parents live along Bridge Street, with water seeping…

Pittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating storms

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh nonprofit is heading down to Texas to rescue puppies from across Texas after devastating winter storms and widespread blackouts swept the state recently. “No Dog Left Behind,” an organization that provides air and ground transportation for at-risk animals, is rescuing at least 15 dogs — bringing them from Houston to…

RI nonprofit helps 27K+ families put food on the table throughout pandemic

Good News Notes: “The founder of local nonprofit organization tells 12 News that they’ve helped a record number of families put food on the table since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last March. Project Hand Up, created several years ago by Coreen St. Jean, is a food supplement program that offers a variety of products in…