How one social worker is giving back to his childhood community

Good News Notes: “When he worked as a student advocate at Fort Vancouver High School, Damien Wheeler connected with a student who was at risk of failing. Wheeler said the student wasn’t asking his teacher for help, so he stepped in. “He felt comfortable because he had someone on his side,” Wheeler said. “And he…

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Give Generous Donation to Mothers in Need

Good News Notes: “Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are continuing their mission of supporting women in need. It was revealed via Harvest Home’s Instagram account yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had donated a generous amount of Pampers baby diapers to the charity as part of the company’s Million Acts of Love Campaign. The organization…

Rescue Labrador Retriever Adopts Orphaned Kittens

Good News Notes: “A rescue dog is paid it forward by looking after a litter of orphaned kittens. According to a release from the U.K. animal rescue charity Battersea, Bertie, a one-year-old Labrador retriever, is helped the Battersea shelter that found him a forever home raise a group of kittens. Bertie started looking after the seven kittens…

He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

Good News Notes: “Heroin started rewiring and taking control of Will’s brain in the early 2000s, as he turned 40. “Back then, if you used drugs people didn’t want anything to do with you,” Will recalls. “People gave up on me.” Will lost almost everything: jobs, his driver’s license, his car, his marriage and his…

Woman Looking For New Pet to Adopt Finds Dog She Lost Years Ago at Shelter

Good News Notes: “Aisha Nieves of Allentown, Pennsylvania began browsing the adoption webpage of the Lehigh County Humane Society’s (LCHS) website on June 18 with the hopes of finding a new pet for her two sons. That’s when she saw Kuvo, the tan pitbull-rottweiler mix that she lost over two years ago. “I thought, ‘Wait,…

Salvation Army Orlando unveils new type of homeless housing

Good News Notes:  “They are small, simple, shiny and a lot less expensive than a traditional homeless shelter. And The Salvation Army in Orlando wants to raise $1 million to build a community of 50 of them — part of an urgent effort to create new emergency housing for what community leaders expect to be…

Downtown San Antonio hotel transitioning into new home to the homeless

Good News Notes: “Members of San Antonio’s unhoused population will soon be able to seek shelter at a former Days Inn hotel on East Houston Street. On Thursday, June 17, City Council approved a Department of Human Services pilot project that seeks to serve as a bridge for those chronically experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. …