Firefighters support cancer research foundation with charity fundraiser

Good News Notes: “Whether battling a fire, giving emergency medical assistance, or helping support a worthy cause, firefighters in North Alabama are there to help. Regina Bodine and Jason Veres are among North Alabama volunteer firefighters who put their lives on the line to help their neighbors when 911 calls get made. Their respective fire…

Charles Barkley donates $50,000 to Mom’s Pantry food bank in Phoenix

Good News Notes:  “Mom’s Pantry executive director Pam Trudeau expressed her gratitude for Barkley’s donation in a statement. ‘Words can’t express how excited we are to receive a gift of this magnitude from Mr. Barkley,’ Trudeau said in the statement. ‘Mr. Barkley’s donation will help provide food for thousands of people including veterans, retired folks,…

Daughter Moves Woman to Form Nonprofit Focused on Kindness

Good News Notes: “Just days before Down Syndrome Awareness Month begins in October, a Brevard County family is hoping to spread kindness during these tumultuous times. Amanda Scauzillo is about to celebrate the first-year anniversary of her nonprofit, Kindness Squad. The nonprofit spreads random acts of kindness, like giving out positivity cards, sometimes a little…

Tampa Bay Rays gift Pinellas County Urban League with $25,000 donation

Good News Notes: “A Tampa Bay area nonprofit just got a much-needed surprise from the Rays. The team’s $25,000 donation will go toward social justice initiatives and will help struggling workers and businesses. On Opening Day, the Rays made waves across the baseball world with a tweet on the death of Breonna Taylor, killed by…

Big Brothers Big Sisters offers virtual program to expand reach

Good News Notes: “After being forced to go virtual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County realized they could finally offer a program for local public high school students – a program they’d previously lacked the resources for. The new, virtual program will be similar to…