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…

MacKenzie Scott boosts another Pittsburgh-area nonprofit with $10 million gift

Good News Notes: “Pressley Ridge, a nonprofit agency based in McCandless, announced Wednesday that it received a $10 million unrestricted gift from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The gift is the single largest donation the organization has received in its 190-year history. “We are grateful for and humbled by Ms….

Santa Rosa youth grow career and life skills in neglected garden

Good News Notes: “When Curtis Short and his wife Patricia Seddon first saw the space where they were asked to help young adults with special needs and disabilities create a garden, they were dismayed. The small fenced area was a tangle of weeds, with only a rose bush and several small fruit trees — plum,…

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…

Free horse therapy offered to Marshall Fire survivors

Good News Notes: “Jan. 30 marks one month since Colorado’s most destructive wildfire. The Marshall Fire destroyed more than a thousand homes and claimed the lives of two loved ones. The fire has also forever changed the lives of many families. And for many of them, recovery is just one step. Healing is the other….

North Iowa woman recalls decision to give ultimate gift to stranger

Good News Notes: “Sometimes called “altruistic” or “living” donations, non-directed organ donations involve a healthy individual donating to a completely random recipient.  The first living, non-directed organ donation took place in Iowa in 2000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Since then, 50 individuals in the state have decided to donate an…

Giving Back for Christmas: DC Volunteers Help People in Need

Good News Notes: “The square was ground zero for caring and outreach to people experiencing homelessness, carrying on a Christmas tradition despite the challenges of the pandemic.  Churches, missions and individuals converged on the park to help others.  “We do it because it’s part of the season for us. It’s very important to share God’s…