Churches, nonprofit plan affordable housing for downtown Holland

Good News Notes: “Two churches are working with a nonprofit to bring affordable housing to downtown Holland. “Holland has seen significant rent increases. We’re finding that it’s harder and harder for working class families to be able to find quality places for people to live,” Dwelling Place CEO Jeremy DeRoo said. If the project goes…

Musk, Bezos Agree on a Solution to San Francisco Homeless Crisis

Good News Notes: “Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are the two richest people in the world.  They are tech-savvy and entrepreneurs who have both disrupted legacy industries. Automotive with Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report for Musk and trade and distribution with Amazon  (AMZN) – Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report for Bezos. They have not finished transforming the world given the…

Nonprofit sets sights on future commercial kitchen

Good News Notes: “Whether it’s supporting a community of local entrepreneurs, helping a farmer to develop value-added products or creating innovative ways to serve those in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Maui Food Technology Center has been seeking ways to expand its roots. For the next phase of growth, the nonprofit’s president Luana Mahi said…

$10M awarded to Raleigh nonprofits from American Rescue Plan funds

Good News Notes: “The City of Raleigh was awarded a total of $73.2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. All that money needs to be spent by December 2026. The money can be used on a wide range of issues including community health initiatives, small business support, and infrastructure support. City staff has selected 13…

Hero vet braves Ukraine battle zone to rescue animals

Good News Notes: “A veterinarian is being hailed as a hero after he navigated war-torn Ukraine to save animals caught in the crossfire of the rising conflict. Jakub Kotowicz has rescued over 200 cats and 60 dogs from Lviv, across three convoys. The 32-year-old entered the war zone last week as part of a caravan from…

Jean’s Angels nonprofit unveils laundry truck for homeless people

Good News Notes: “A group of “angels” are taking their fight to help the Tri-county homeless to the streets via a mobile trailer. Today, the non-profit “Jean’s Angels” unveiled their new laundry truck.  It has four washer and dryer units, and will be brought to spots where the area’s homeless are known to gather, giving…

A local nonprofit is planning transitional homes in Joplin

Good News Notes: “A nonprofit is getting help from the community to get up and running. Vita Nova Village is raising funds to build several transitional homes. “Vita Nova Village was born out of the idea of creating something to provide the next step to homeless people once they were ready to leave the shelters,”…