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Great-Grandma Delivers Bag Lunches to Feed 200 Needy Kids Every Day

When this great-grandmother found out kids in her county could go hungry over the summer, she decided to feed all 200 of them — every day.

The school district in Gray’s Harbor County, Washington, didn’t have money to provide free or reduced price meals to low income kids over the summer. So Phyllis Shaughnessy, rounded up volunteers, did some fundraising, and got the Green Lantern Tavern to donate kitchen space.

She and her volunteers meet every morning to pack lunches, featuring non-perishable food, and fan out across the county delivering “Green Lantern Lunches.”


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Dedicated elementary school teacher walks students home from school every day

A Memphis, Tenn. teacher is going the extra mile for his students, literally. Carl Schneider walks his kids home from school every day.

Schneider is part of a group of five teachers at Whitney Achievement who volunteer to walk students home each day. About 200 students take part in the walking program, many of whom live in apartments about a quarter-mile away from the school.

The program ensures that the students are able to get home safe and allows them to forge a special bond with their teachers...

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Chinese woman with no medical degree or a PhD wins a Nobel Prize for her work in creating an anti-malaria medicine

Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou helped by ancient Chinese remedy

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The First Canadian City to Eliminate Homelessness – Here’s How They Did It

For the homeless population of Medicine Hat, Alberta, the right dose of the perfect solution has led to an amazing revolution.

Tonight, every one of the city’s 60,000 people are sleeping with a roof over their heads, thanks to the Canadian city’s new policy that mandates housing for anyone who has spent 10 days in a shelter or on the streets.

When city officials learn of a person living in these circumstances, they move the individual (or family) into a house or apartment. In fact, Mayor Ted Clugston says 10 days is the absolute limit—the city usually finds housing for homeless people even quicker than that...

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More than 10,000 problems fixed through ‘Improve Detroit’ cell phone app

In a city that is large enough to fit Boston, Manhattan and San Francisco, it’s not easy for Detroit workers to find – and fix – thousands of problems that exist in many long-neglected neighborhoods.

But that has changed with the introduction of a new cell phone app, “Improve Detroit,” that allows users to easily alert city hall to potholes, illegal dumping sites, abandoned cars, water main breaks, busted traffic signals and broken hydrants.

In the six months since Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration launched the app, more than 10,000 problems have been fixed, city officials said today.

About 6,500 people have downloaded the app since it became available in April.

According to the city, the app has helped:

  • Clean up more than 3,000 illegal dumping sites.
  • Repair 2,092 potholes.
  • Shut off running water to 991 abandoned structures.
  • Remove 565 abandoned vehicles.
  • Repair 506 water main breaks.
  • Fix 277 traffic signal issues.
http://motorcitymuckraker.com/2015/10/09/more-than-10000-problems-fixed-through-improve-detroit-cell-phone-app/


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Extreme Poverty to Fall to Record Lows, Below 10%

The World Bank has said that for the first time less than 10% of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015.

The bank said it was using a new income figure of $1.90 per day to define extreme poverty, up from $1.25.

It forecasts that the proportion of the world's population in this category will fall from 12.8% in 2012 to 9.6%.

Reducing poverty in the East Asia and Pacific region was highlighted as being key to global progress...

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City Pays Homeless to Learn Job Skills While Beautifying Riverbanks

A picturesque river is getting a makeover while the city’s homeless in Reno, Nevada are getting a new chance at jobs and housing.

The new project, “Reno Works,” will employ twenty homeless people who are eager for work, giving them temporary jobs cleaning the banks of the Truckee River — with the goal of getting them full-time jobs afterwards.

The swift-moving Truckee flows through the heart of the city, past parks and casinos, but also past homeless camps and litter. The city will spend $110,000 on the project to relocate campers into shelters and provide job training for those who want to work...

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Muslim woman goes viral after giving anti-Islam protester hug

The beautiful moment a Muslim woman embraced an anti-Islam protester outside a US mosque has been captured on camera.

Video and photos of the heartwarming gesture show Cynthia DeBoutinkhar hugging the protester outside the Noor Islamic Cultural Centre in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday...

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College Student’s Device Can Turn Polluted Air into Printer Ink

This device doesn’t just suck soot out of the air—it repurposes the stuff as printer toner.

Anirudh Sharma, co-leader of a student-run science lab at MIT, has invented something called Kaala, a device that adds alcohol and oil to polluted air and creates printer ink.

The idea first came to him while channeling childhood memories...

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Woman in Paris Creates Revolutionary Car Service For People With Disabilities

When it comes to handicap accessibility, it’s no secret that public transportation in a number of cities is given a failing grade—taxis and rental cars are also ill equipped to accommodate wheelchairs.

So it was not surprising, but still frustrating, when a woman from Paris, France visited Florida and found she couldn’t find a wheelchair-accessible ride around town.

Once Charlotte de Vilmorin arrived back home, she decided to create her own solution in the form of a company called Wheeliz.

An “Uber” for people with disabilities, Wheeliz pairs the owners of handicap accessible vehicles equipped with lifts and other amenities to people who need them.

While there are 100,000 adapted cars in existence throughout the city of Paris, very few of them are in use all the time. Her business, therefore, earns drivers some extra cash while creating more transportation options for people who need them...

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Teens Buy 150 Burgers to Hand Out To Homeless “Are you Serious?”

When two Los Angeles teens ordered $151 worth of burgers at a local McDonald’s last week, the cashier thought he heard wrong.

“One hundred?” the cashier asked in the video, smiling in disbelief.

“I’m being dead serious,” was Lance Stewart’s reply.

And so, after dividing up the huge cardboard box of double-cheeseburgers, Stewart, 19, and his buddy Adin Kolansky began seeking out the homeless and giving away their loot. When they ran out of McDoubles, they ducked into a Rite Aid to buy lunchables to give out instead, and headed back to the streets.

Stewart posted the video to Facebook and YouTube—where it is racking up millions of views and inspiring others to do the same...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/are-you-serious-teens-buy-150-burgers-to-hand-out-to-homeless/

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Man intervenes to stop racist attack on woman on Tube

A man has told how he stepped in to help a young woman in a hijab who was verbally abused by a racist on board a Tube train in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

In a Facebook post that has been liked more than 32,000 times, Ashley Powys said he boarded the Victoria line train at Oxford Circus at 8pm on Monday and sat opposite the woman.

He told the Standard things turned ugly when a man, who was in his 30s, got on the train and began hurling racist abuse at the girl...

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/man-intervenes-to-stop-racist-attack-on-woman-on-tube-after-paris-attacks-a3116131.html




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Houston Praised for Moving 4,100 Homeless Vets to Permanent Housing

Thousands of homeless vets and their families have permanent roofs over their heads in Houston, Texas thanks to an aggressive effort to eliminate veteran homelessness.

At least 4,114 formerly homeless veterans, and their spouses and children, have been housed since 2012– which nearly cut in half the city’s homeless population...

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Newlywed Refugees In Canada Get Surprise Wedding Party From Town Hall

A Syrian refugee couple had more to celebrate at this reception than just a wedding.

They were feting new friendships with sympathetic strangers in Saskatchewan, a place they now call home...

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