It can already be tough growing up without a parent – let alone trying to finance your own way through college without parental help. That's why Karl Winsness is lending a hand. As a means of helping out local kids, Winsness created the only scholarship in the country that is given exclusively to children with incarcerated parents. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle...
We have already heard about dozens of relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey – but this story sets a new bar for “pieing-it-forward”. A Pizza Hut restaurant in Sugar Land, Texas paddled into their local neighborhoods earlier this week so they could make special deliveries to Texans trapped by the floodwaters. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The...
Chick-Fil-A does not just prepare toasty chicken sandwiches – they can also reportedly serve up their meals by rescue boat when conditions get dicey. An elderly married couple of northern Houston, Texas had been waiting out the worst of the storm with relatively good results. Over the course of the weekend, their house had remained dry and free of complications. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js
He has been a Houston fixture, advertising his two furniture stores in Houston for over a third of a century. This week he advertised his own cell phone number and opened both locations to 400 victims of the Texas floods from Tropical Storm Harvey. “We’re opening up both buildings as shelters during this horrible time,” Jim Mcingvale said in a...
These two pups were stranded in the path of Hurricane Harvey with very few rescue prospects – until Connor showed up. This was no ordinary rescue, either – Connor made the 4-hour drive south from Austin, Texas to where the dogs were in Corpus Christi. Not only that, but he was also driving towards the hurricane that everyone was running...
Hurricane Harvey might be considered quite a natural disaster – but America has definitely risen to the occasion in more ways than one.
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Thanks to his quick-thinking, a homeless man is being lauded as a hero after he saved police from having to pursue an alleged carjacker earlier this week. According to a spokeswoman at the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station, the carjacker showed up to test drive a woman’s pickup truck that was listed for sale on Craigslist. The man, who was...
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