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This family is spending lockdown time cleaning headstones in local cemeteries

With so many countries under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have a lot of free time on their hands. There is a family in Cheshire, England, that decided to spend their quarantine time cleaning headstones in local cemeteries. Ryan van Emmenis, along with his children, has cleaned more than 20 headstones since lockdown started last month. It started after a friend posted a picture on social media of...

April 29, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Meet the school students who helped a family in Switzerland that lost home and farm in fire

A family in the village of Grüsch, Switzerland, lost its home, stables and farm in a destructive fire last year on October 30. Their home and stables were almost 300 years old. The news shocked and saddened the students at the local public school, who decided to help the devastated family in whatever way they could. Robin Egger, a head teacher at the school, worked with a colleague and together they developed a...

April 24, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These “Fantastic Grandmas” help scientists learn more about venomous sea snakes

Amid all this COVID-19 gloom surrounding the world, we’re hoping this unique story of courage and passion might uplift your spirits! “Fantastic Grandmas” is a group of seven women in their 60s and 70s who are spending their golden years swimming after venomous sea snakes so that they can help researchers learn more about the snakes around Lemon Bay, New Caledonia in the South Pacific. The hardy...

April 23, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This USPS worker drops off essential supplies to elderly people on his mail route

Kyle West, also referred to as “Mailman Kyle”, is a USPS mail carrier in Ohio who has lately been delivering not just mail, but also essential supplies like milk and toilet paper to elderly people on his mail route. He says a lot of the people along his route are elderly and are afraid to go out in public. “My favorite guy came out and asked me if I could please get him toilet paper. From then...

April 22, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Irrespective of their membership status, Sam’s Club offers ‘Hero shopping hours’ to healthcare workers

Today when the entire world is battling the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers and first responders working on the frontlines of this crisis are nothing short of warriors. In order to provide extra support to these heroes, Sam’s Club has announced that they will be offering their exclusive “hero” shopping hours to healthcare workers, regardless of their membership. Currently, company employees are given an...

April 17, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Chicago Animal Care and Control is “officially out of adoptable animals”

For the very first time in its history, the Chicago Animal Care and Control does not have even a single adoptable animal on its premises. As most people are currently at home due to stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus crisis, families across the country have decided now is the best time to adopt a pet. In New York City and Los Angeles, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)...

April 16, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This teacher walks 5 miles each day to ensure his students get their free school meals

Zane Powles is an assistant headteacher at Western Primary School in Lincolnshire, England. Amid this coronavirus crisis, he is ensuring that his students still have access to free school meals by delivering them by hand to their doorstep – and walking over five miles each day to do so. Zane hauls huge rucksacks filled with packed school meals that weigh more than 18 kg plus homework for at least 78...

April 15, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This teen pilot is flying supplies to hospitals in rural areas

TJ Kim, a 16-year-old from Virginia, is a high school student who doesn’t have a driving license yet, but he can fly. So he decided to use this ability to deliver desperately needed medical supplies to rural hospitals across Virginia. Kim, a sophomore at Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, brainstormed with his family in McLean, Virginia, about ways to keep active, and to serve the community while he had...

April 10, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey donates $1 billion towards COVID-19 relief efforts

The CEO of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey just announced that he will be donating a whopping $1 billion to help fund COVID-19 relief efforts. He also tweeted that the amount roughly equals about 28% of his net worth. The hefty sum will reportedly be funded by the tech entrepreneur’s Square shares. As the funds are distributed to various relief efforts through the Start Small Foundation, Dorsey plans to offer...

April 09, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This boy scout made ‘ear guards’ for healthcare providers that make wearing masks for prolonged period less painful

To make sure that healthcare workers working tirelessly on the frontlines of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic do not have sore ears at the end of their long shifts, Quinn Roney, a Canadian boy scout, has been using his 3D printer to create “ear guards” for them. “Quinn answered a request from the local hospitals for help with creating ‘ear guards’ to help take the pressure off...

April 08, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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