Confronting a Crisis in Ethiopia, A Brand-New Nonprofit Finds Its Feet

Good News Notes: “Dr. Habteab Feseha, an Eritrean-American physician based in Arizona, said he’d never dreamed that he’d be organizing aid to a conflict zone. For years, he’d watched fellow Eritreans escaping military service, economic hardship, or persecution settle in other countries, including Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. (Feseha’s organization, the Eri Yiakl Foundation,…

Patriots team plane to carry 76 health care workers to Super Bowl in Tampa

Good News Notes: “The New England Patriots aren’t playing in the Super Bowl this year, but one of their team planes will be making the trip to Tampa, Florida. Approximately 7,500 health care workers from across the country will be in attendance as honorary guests of the NFL Sunday for the big game between the Tampa Bay…

Ugandans melt plastic waste into coronavirus face shields

Good News Notes: “When the Ugandan government ordered all non-essential workplaces shut to contain the coronavirus pandemic in late March, Peter Okwoko and his colleague Paige Balcom kept working. But the pair – who had been turning collected plastic waste into building materials such as roofing tiles and pavers since last year – shifted gear…

Interfaith of The Woodlands keeps charity efforts going during pandemic

Good News Notes: “As businesses reopen and residents of Montgomery County slowly return to work and a slightly different world after the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing remains unchanged: a need for assistance to those in need. To help, staff at Interfaith of The Woodlands are working overtime. More than two months…

Celebrities call for donations to aid Navajo Nation in COVID-19 response

Good News Notes: “Tribal leaders issued a call for medical volunteers and additional donations of personal protective equipment Wednesday as COVID-19 continued its spread across the Navajo Nation. A celebrity-studded public service announcement by Protect the Sacred – a grassroots group organized in response to the growing COVID-19 crisis on the Navajo Nation – called for…

WNBA, State Farm and the WNBPA Donate $240,000 to Direct Relief

 Good News Notes: “The WNBA, its players and teams have been working together over the past few weeks to make a greater impact and help those affected by COVID-19, with a particular focus on supporting frontline health care workers by providing personal protective equipment (PPE) and essential medical items. Although we are a league comprised…

Ryan Zimmerman Pros for Heroes Relief Fund

Good News Notes: “Ryan and Heather Zimmerman have felt the support from the Nationals community throughout Ryan’s 15-year playing career, so when the coronavirus pandemic happened, they were compelled to give back The Zimmermans founded the Pros for Heroes COVID-19 Relief Fund, a campaign initially designed to provide health care professionals at the Inova Fairfax…

NFL news: Colin Kaepernick contributes to coronavirus relief in communities

Good News Notes: “Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been given another chance in the NFL, but that isn’t stopping him from doing charitable work off of the gridiron. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kaepernick made a sizable donation to help the relief efforts in POC communities. In an attempt to help people of color that have been affected by…