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…

Volunteers Form Human Chain in Tireless Effort to Save Beached Whales in New Zealand

Good News Notes: “In a tireless, two-day effort, volunteers in New Zealand joined together to successfully refloat a pod of long-finned pilot whales stranded on the beach. On Monday, the pod of 49 long-finned pilot whales was found stranded on Farewell Spit, a remote beach on the South Island, AP reported. In response, rangers from New Zealand’s Department…

Morton Grove Animal Shelter Rescues Dozens of Animals From Storm-Ravaged Texas

Good News Notes: “A Morton Grove animal rescue embraced dozens of cats and dogs that arrived at its suburban facility on Saturday from Texas, where an unprecedented winter storm caused disarray throughout the entire state. Wright-Way Rescue teamed up with Austin Pets Alive! to rescue animals from the unusual cold. ‘We were like, hey, we have the…

Several San Antonio breweries offering free, clean water

Good News Notes: “San Antonio breweries are stepping up to help people in need of free, clean water after this week’s winter storm. These locations have purified drinking water and most ask that people take their own containers. Many of these locations also have food available. Here’s a list: – Weathered Souls says hours for free clean…