JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to these LGBTQ+ causes

Good News Notes: “Five nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $1 million each, split by $250,000 a year for four years, to support initiatives for economic inclusion among the nation’s LGBTQ+ youth, workforce and elder communities. Here’s where the money is going:  1. GLSEN, formerly the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network, combats…

‘Be Kind’: Young Kentucky Sisters Inspire With Kindness Campaign

Good News Notes: “Even though it’s been a difficult year with the coronavirus pandemic, a politically-divided country and social unrest, there is a bright spot in one Kentucky town. Two young girls are encouraging people to come together — using two words ‘Be kind.’ Twelve-year-old Raegan and 9-year-old Rylyn Richins are sisters. They’ve been making…

Former Giants pros load 1,500 turkeys for Thanksgiving giveaway

Good News Notes: “Three former New York Giants players — Joe Morris, David Tyree and Jonathan Casillas — were on hand in East Brunswick Thursday to help load 1,500 boxed, ready-to-cook turkeys, to be distributed through Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express program and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and two dozen partner agencies. ‘It’s such a…

Dayton-area nonprofit to provide around 6K free Thanksgiving meals

Good News Notes: “Around 6,000 free Thanksgiving meals will be given away to people in need by Miami Valley Meals, a new nonprofit started during the pandemic. The organization was started in March by chefs and culinary professionals who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. They make and distribute frozen meals for area…

California bakery raises over $20,000 for charities with its cakes

Good News Notes:  “Little House Confections started as a charitable campaign in founder Liz Roth’s home during the coronavirus pandemic to raise money and awareness for Covenant House of California. Stay at home orders were in full effect when the interior designer decided to channel her anxiety into baking, while also giving back to her…

University of Utah reaches 71% renewable energy with new solar contract

Good News Notes: “The University of Utah announced Tuesday that it has signed a 25-year solar energy contract with the Castle Solar Project near Huntington, Utah. The contract will deliver 20 megawatts of solar energy to campus over its lifespan, powering the university toward its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. A geothermal energy contract signed in…

In Rural Nebraska, Combating Hunger From The Pandemic Is A Community Effort

Good News Notes: “Lexington, Neb., is just one of the many rural communities that has long dealt with food insecurity, but the global pandemic both intensified need in the town of 11,000 residents and presented new challenges in getting people food. The nationwide hunger rate among small towns was 12.7% in 2018 compared to 10.8% in urban…

EGEB: BP cuts fossil fuels by 40%, invests in green energy

Good News Notes:  “In February, Electrek reported that fossil-fuel giant BP announced that it will become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner. One objective it said it would pursue is to “increase the proportion of investment into non-oil and gas businesses over time.” BP also said it would restructure, and in June, CEO Bernard Looney announced…

3 Mariners Rescued from Island After Spelling Out ‘SOS’ in Sand

Good News Notes: “Three missing mariners were rescued from a tiny, uninhabited Pacific island on Tuesday thanks to an ‘SOS’ message they wrote in the sand, authorities said. Guardsmen from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard (ANG) and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania National Guard found the men on the tiny…