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Source of Hope: Woman Pays A Man’s Cell Phone Bill, He Gets Job the Same Day

  An Alaska woman's act of kindness helps a struggling man get back on his feet. On her Facebook page, Kenyada Waters explains how when she passed a man standing on the side of the road holding a sign, she knew she needed to help. At first, Waters was going to offer the man some small odd [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference: Grocery Store On Wheels Changes How People Access Fresh Produce

  A retired city bus in St. Louis, Missouri is turning into a mobile farmers market to sell groceries to the city’s food insecure. Known as the St. Louis MetroMarket, this mobile farmers market aims to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores, often known as food deserts. The grocery [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|#InItTogether, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference: Sleep Buses For Homeless

April 28, 2016. An excerpt from Upworthy. By Cameron Stevenson. This Austrailian guy is buying 300 charter buses for an incredible reason: 100,000 homeless folks. 300 busses. And one simple solution. In 1993, Simon Rowe hit hard times, and the only place he had to sleep at night was his car. Two decades later, and no [...]

By |April 29th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Look Who’s Making A Difference: This City Effectively Tackled Homelessness

Excerpt from Upworthy March 21, 2016 This city tackled homelessness by giving every resident a roof over their head. They found it's cheaper, sometimes as much as five times cheaper, to build housing than to deal with the homeless problem in their city. Housing First, the program that deals with homeless housing says "it's hard [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Source of Hope: Muslims Shield Christians from Terrorist Attack on Bus

Muslim passengers came to the rescue of Christians on their bus when terrorists with the Somali-based al-Shabaab group ambushed the vehicle in Kenya's northern Mandera state. Two people died in the initial shooting, but the rest of the passengers put up a united front against their attackers. Read More... This series of blogs, 365 Days [...]

By |January 30th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Source of Hope: Two Guys Do Laundry for Homeless; Provide Clean Socks and Dignity

Two friends in Australia came up with a genius idea to help provide a sense of self-worth to people living on the street. Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi, both 21, pack washers and dryers into the back of their van, and drive around Brisbane offering free laundry to people in need. Thanks to funding from [...]

By |January 29th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Source of Hope: Mom Cares for Newborns While Parents Make Tough Decisions

Meet a mom who takes care of people's babies while they make huge parenting decisions. ...Maybe the birth mom doesn’t know if she can parent. Maybe the father isn’t in the picture. Maybe the birth mom decided she wasn’t able to parent initially, but she began to wonder again after delivery. Or maybe the parents [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Source of Hope: “The Wire” Actor Invests in $20MIL Jobs Project in Baltimore

Actor Wendell Pierce, best known for his role as Detective Bunk Moreland on TV show The Wire is investing in a $20 million apartment complex in the arts district of Baltimore, he announced during a panel discussion at Columbia University on Saturday. The actor, 49, told Fusion it’s the beginning of a jobs program he intends to [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Source of Hope: One Man Feeds 80 Street Dogs Everyday

Fourteen years ago, Michael J. Baines left his home to go to Thailand and work in a restaurant. While at work one day, a street dog came by. She’d just had puppies, and was badly infected and very thin. Michael’s heart broke for her, and so he began to feed her every day. “That’s how [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments

Source of Hope: Cops Bring Groceries to Hungry Senior Who Phoned 911

Police officers went above and beyond their duty to help an elderly, disabled man who hadn’t eaten in two days. The 79-year-old called the Mount Pleasant, Tennessee Police Department as a last resort after a caretaker took off with his social security check. Read more... This series of blogs, 365 Days of Hope, focuses on the [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|#GiveAHandUp, Blog|0 Comments