When disaster strikes, this Alabama nonprofit is ready

Good News Notes: “Hurricane Ida was on Judy Holland’s radar as soon as it was on James Spann’s. As the managing director of High Socks for Hope, she knows that whenever a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster happens in the Southeast, the nonprofit organization will soon spring into action. And they’ll still be in the…

Hundreds of Palm Coast Residents Gather to Clean City’s Waterways

Good News Notes: “The City of Palm Coast held a successful waterway cleanup on Saturday, seeing over 1,600 pounds of trash cleaned up over 250 volunteers. Dressed mostly in the purple volunteer t-shirts handed out by the city, Palm Coast’s good samaritans spent all morning combing the scenic waterways for any and all garbage, and…

NCDOT, Volunteers collect 9M pounds of roadside litter

Good News Notes: “When consumer goods, often single-use disposables, are littered or improperly managed, this trash can find its way into rivers, streams and other waterways. These ultimately empty into our oceans, where the trash becomes marine debris, according to theEnvironmental Protection Agency. “In North Carolina, we take great pride in our natural resources, but…

Nonprofit Organizations Offer Free Produce for Food-Insecure Families Across SoCal

Good News Notes: “Organizations are opening a world of produce for food-insecure families across Southern California. Nonprofits like Seeds of Hope and the Pico-Union Project are under an umbrella of groups with Food Forward at the top. Rick Nahmias is the founder of Food Forward, a nonprofit organization that brings fresh surplus fruits and vegetables to people experiencing food insecurity…

Local seniors fill backpacks for children facing food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Some older residents in Louisville helped the city’s younger ones Friday. Seniors from the Dominion Senior Living of Louisville celebrated World Senior Citizen’s Day, which is Aug. 21, by packing about 100 backpacks with cereal, meals, masks and more. It marked a year-long partnership between Dominion Senior Living and Blessings in a…

Virginia Tech PhD student crowned first-ever Miss Virginia Volunteer

Good News Notes: “A Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech has made history as the first-ever Miss Virginia Volunteer. Breana Turner won the title this weekend in Lynchburg. The 24-year-old earned $10,000 in scholarship money as well as a car and an apartment for her year of service. Turner holds a master’s degree in public health…