The efforts of Pioneer Press reporter Mara Gottfried to help find the family of a homeless vet who froze to death in a St. Paul park is the type of story to make you want to call that relative with whom you’ve lost touch. Read more →
Yasir Moore, who had a job interview at Chick-Fil-A , stopped into a Target store in Raleigh, North Carolina to pick up a clip-on tie to wear. But Target doesn’t sell clip-on ties; they sell real ties.
So a couple of Target employees helped him out. They also gave him some job-interview tips. Read more →
The nice story about the reaction of people who pitched in to help a guy who has walked 21 miles for work in Detroit every day can’t just be a nice story about people pitching in to help a guy who has walked 21 miles for work in Detroit every day.
There’s a subtle belittling of the effort by those who favor better transportation options for people, as if people can’t stop a wound from bleeding and try to stop the war, too. Read more →
James Robertson, the Detroit man whose story of walking 21 miles a day for work and never missing a day of toil in the last 10 years prompted thousands of people to pitch in to give him a hand, has released a video via the Detroit Free Press with a pretty simple message. Read more →
For a week, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports, Jadalynn Haugen debated whether to spent her $20 of birthday money on candy, or donate it to the Plainview Fire Department to help buy equipment that can resuscitate pets caught in a fire? Read more →
Sometime in June or July, if things work out as she hopes, Maxine Renning of Los Angeles will ride her bike into Minneapolis. She admits she’s not much of a cyclist but by then she will be. She’ll be riding from Baltimore and will stop here on her way to Seattle as part of a 4,000-mile ride to support people fighting cancer. That seems to be her specialty. Read more →
A good person has to feel for Linda Bowar of Rochester, who did something about the fact that there are too many kids without appropriate winter gear for Minnesota’s dark months. Or, at least, she tried to do something. Read more →
Lauren Hill, the Cincinnati woman who is dying from a brain tumor, has reached another goal. The basketball player wanted to raise a million dollars for cancer research by the end of the year. In the last minutes of a telethon, someone threw $100,000 in. Read more →