The municipality of Mira will reforest 1,600 hectares of burned pine forest

Good News Notes: “The investment in the amount of 2.6 million euros is “supported by the 2020 Regional Development Program. With the funding approved, the City Council will open a public tender for the execution of all works”, says the municipality in a statement sent to Lusa. According to the municipality, the area where this…

UMass Medical School drama therapy mental illness patients

Good News Notes: “In the play “Lost & Found,” there is a king, a queen, a princess and a wise man. The characters are reading the lines on their scripts. But those “actors” are not real actors from a drama series.   They are a group of people struggling with mental illness who are either stuck in the dark or in the process of recovery, going through a…

DC nonprofit uses donated miles to help connect military families

Good News Notes: “A D.C. nonprofit is helping connect military families who were unable to cover the costs of flights. Luke’s Wings began its mission in 2008. It started with helping patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center fly back and forth to their loved ones. It has since grown from providing 19 flights a…

New surplus store in Johnson supports nonprofit that helps people in recovery

Good News Notes: “There’s a new store in Johnson that sells just about everything. From aspirin to Army boots and clothes to wheelchairs, customers can find it at JP’s Promising Goods. “We’ve got everything in there,” said store co-owner Greg Tatro. “People keep coming in and saying, ‘You really do have everything.’” Everything in the surplus…

Nonprofit begins construction on Tiny Homes for Almeda survivors

Good News Notes; “After losing her home to a wildfire in 2008, a California resident along with volunteers are now helping Almeda survivors by building them tiny homes. Alyssa Nolan, the founder and director of the Tiny Pine Foundation and a group of volunteers have begun constructing the first two tiny homes which will be donated to…

$30 million campaign to end hunger in Central Ohio

Good News Notes: “The Mid-Ohio Food Collective (MOFC) is starting a campaign to fundraise, innovate its services, and ultimately end hunger across Central Ohio. The organization recently launched its ‘Rooted-In-You Campaign to Reimagine Hunger’ to achieve a $30 million fundraising goal for its 20-county service area. “If all we do is give you really good…

Utah teen’s viral letter about her dad’s alcoholism

Good News Notes: “Preslee Scott spent more than one afternoon in her early teen years picking up her dad’s empty beer cans and dumping them in the outside trash can after he’d fallen asleep on the couch. So in December, when the Utah teen was asked by her 10th-grade English teacher to write an essay…