Bon Jovi’s restaurant gives free meal to furloughed workers

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is providing free meals to local government workers and their families during the federal government shutdown. JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank announced on Facebook it will provide the free meals to furloughed workers Monday between 12 p.m….

Phoenix couple’s nonprofit helps more Haitian children get adopted

Craig and Kathi Juntunen retired in 1998, leaving their successful consulting firm to live a life spent mostly on the golf course and ski slopes. “We were living a … very privileged life that we were lucky enough to stumble onto,” Craig Juntunen said. While golfing one day, he had a conversation with a friend…

Nonprofit gifts Scott County girl an outdoor accessible wheelchair

A 4-year-old in our region has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. In fact, you could call Elaina Gilliams’s December trip for treatment in Charlottesville a Christmas miracle. “They are weak, but he is strong,” Elaina sang, finishing up ‘Jesus Loves Me’ for the visitors in her living room. Elaina loves to sing…

Charity pays off house of Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan

The family of a Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan will have one less financial worry this holiday season after a charity paid off their mortgage. Source: Charity pays off house of Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan

Rascal Flatts Spreads Bookish Holiday Cheer at Children’s Hospital

‘Tis the season for good deeds, and Rascal Flatts have answered the call! The country music superstars recently stopped in at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee, to spread their love of reading and holiday cheer to kids who might be spending the most wonderful time of the year (or at…

Volunteers spread cheer to area homeless encampments

Marching through the woods clad in rain-drenched Santa hats Friday morning, the small crew from Southwestern Community Services embodied holiday spirit in the truest sense. Source: Volunteers spread cheer to area homeless encampments