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…

Therapy dog Buddy visits NYC essential workers

Good News Notes: “He may be out of a job, but he’s still one of the hardest-working hounds in New York. Buddy, a licensed therapy dog who lives with owner Michael Gill in Manhattan, has reinvented himself as a furry freelancer since his regular volunteer gig with the Caring Canines program at Memorial Sloan Kettering…

Working with animals a pleasant escape from isolation

 Good News Notes: “While life has changed a lot for many people, working from home or isolated for two months or more, for others it hasn’t had as much of an impact. Estelle Macé is living in Cherbourg, in Normandy, and during the lockdown continued working with animals much the same as before. The main…

Nonprofit delivers kindness to Granite Staters

 Good News Notes: “A New Hampshire nonprofit is spreading kindness throughout the state one delivery at a time. Eric Boulter founded the Kindness Cures Project about a year ago with one simple mission. ‘To build community through simple, focused kindness,’ he said. He also has a full-time painting business, but that was shut down because…

Random Acts of Kindness That’ll Give You Hope

Good News Notes: “Life as we know it has changed significantly as the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads across countries and continents around the world. From closed restaurants and bars to spending more time indoors, staying at home and away from friends and family has become a way of life. Thankfully, acts of kindness, no matter…

Press release: D-backs to donate $550,000 to community for emergency relief efforts

Good News Notes: “The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced the donation of $550,000 to Arizona-based non-profit organizations that will immediately assist in helping those most vulnerable during the current national emergency. ‘Over the past 10 days, we have watched the heroic efforts of so many Arizonans who are helping those in need – from medical professionals…

Volunteer rural EMS service saved ER nurse with CPR device she helped fund

 Good News Notes: “When Alicia Bravo saw the EMS service in her childhood hometown was holding a 5K race to raise money for a mechanical chest compression system, she signed up right away. As an ER nurse, Bravo knew the importance of quality CPR. She also recognized the challenges faced by volunteer-fueled rural emergency services….