Commonwealth Announces $10 Million to Support Pennsylvania Agriculture Producers, Charitable Food System

Good News Notes: “During a visit to Sauder’s Eggs the week, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced a $10 million contract with Feeding Pennsylvania to acquire surplus agriculture products from Pennsylvania producers to be funneled through the charitable food system to put fresh, local foods into the hands of Pennsylvanians in need.” “‘If there’s anything worse…

Charity helps bury the poor

Good News Notes: “When she took a job at a cemetery near Toledo, Dorene Sherman knew little about pre-planning for death. ‘I saw so many people coming in thinking the grave site was all they needed,’ she said, explaining that there are often overlooked fees for opening up and closing the grave. ‘I quickly learned…

Fresno man receives liver transplant in four-person, live donor swap

Good News Notes: “George Rogers considers himself one blessed man after receiving a life-saving gift from a stranger: a liver. “It’s kind of like a gift from heaven. It really is,” he says. Rogers was diagnosed with liver failure in November of 2018. “It’s devastating. Absolutely devastating,” he says. He struggled with mental clarity. “Liver…

Horses helping patients with therapy at Madonna

Good News Notes: “Horses Jack, Rascal and Tonto stopped by Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Wednesday afternoon to bring smiles to patients and staff. ‘It’s just great to be able to get our patients outside during this difficult time,’ said Kristin Luethke, Recreation Therapist at Madonna. “Letting them see the horses, getting outside and get some fresh…

Rotary food drive helps those in need

Good News Notes: “Marshalltown and surrounding communities came out to support the Rotary Club of Marshalltown for a community food drive Saturday at the Fisher Community Center parking lot. Throughout Saturday morning people came around to the Fisher Community Center parking lot in trucks and cars to donate food and money to the needy. Some…

Music Therapy for Children with Special Needs

Good News Notes: “Modern research has been demonstrating many positive effects of music for children with special needs. Some therapists are specially trained in utilizing these tools to help their clients increase focus, regulate emotions, increase social abilities, and improve motor skills.” View the whole story here: https://patch.com/california/paloalto/music-therapy-children-special-needs

Federal judge approves housing in LA for 7,000 homeless

Good News Notes: “A federal judge approved an agreement that will mandate the city and county of Los Angeles to provide housing for up to 7,000 homeless people living near freeways in an effort to put a dent in the region’s homeless crisis, officials said Thursday.” “Under the terms, the city will provide 6,000 beds to the homeless within 10 months and…

Good Samaritan Rescues Woman From Vehicle That Was Hit By Train

Good News Notes: “The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car stuck on the railroad tracks at Kankakee Road and Route 53 between Godley and Braceville around 9:23 last night.  77-year-old Patricia Fox became disoriented and turned onto the railroad tracks and her vehicle became stuck on the tracks.” View the whole story here:…