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Families Get to Keep Homes Thanks to Landlord

Families Get to Keep Homes Thanks to Landlord

This is an amazing story.  Two families struggling with unemployment couldn’t make their rent.  They expected to get tossed out on their ears.  Instead, they got help from an unexpected corner, their landlord. Ed Pierce of South Carolina rents to both families.  He sat down with them to see what could be done.  He came up with a remarkable solution.  He went back to work! Peirce has taken a job at Walgreen.  He’ll work to keep both families going until…

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R.I.P. Senator Kennedy

R.I.P. Senator Kennedy

Tuesday night, Edward “Ted” Kennedy passed away.  His battle with brain cancer over. Kennedy battled his demons, he had his failings, but as a Senator he fought for the American people with integrity and passion.  He fought for civil rights, equal rights, and fairness.  We have him to thank for many of things we take for granted today such as the American with Disabilities Act, Cancer funding, Meals on Wheels, Title IX, sCHIP-Children’s Health Insurance, minimum wage increases, saving Social…

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WWII Vet Return to Hiroshima to Play

WWII Vet Return to Hiroshima to Play

A group of American World War II Veterans met up with Japanese World War II Veterans in Hiroshima in April.  The men gathered together to pay respects by visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.  Then they played softball. Most of those who participated were in their 80s.  They played their game at an elementary school where some 400 children died during the bombing of Hiroshima. This was the second time the group got together for a softball game.  The last…

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Lottery Winners Will Make Special Donation

Lottery Winners Will Make Special Donation

Marin County (California) Sheriff, Brian Cabaud, bought a lottery ticket last Thursday in Mill Valley, CA.  He promised to split his winnings with his girlfriend, Anneliese Hansen, if he won.  That ticket was one of three that won the Mega Millions Jackpot that totalled $227 million on May 1st.  Each ticket is worth $75 million. The reality of winning the lottery hasn’t sunk in yet.  The couple hasn’t made many plans for the money.   Outside of trip to Disneyland, they’ve…

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Mother Wright Dies at age 87

Mother Wright Dies at age 87

The Founder of the Mother Mary Ann Wright Foundation, a tireless advocate who fed the needy, passed away at the age of 87. The Mother of 9 who left Louisiana and her husband (took the 9 kids with her) in the 1950s.  She worked two jobs so her kids would have food and shelter.  At the age of 63, she had a vision which told her to feed the hungry.  And, that’s just what she did. At first she used…

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