A Small Push Makes a Difference

Walking through Chicago today on a cold afternoon, a gentlemen was having difficulty getting his wheelchair up a small hill towards the bridge. A young lady who was walking the opposite direction asked if he needed help. He said yes, and she began pushing him up the small hill. Not only did she get him…

“Look for the helpers…”

On days like this (and everyday, frankly), “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mr. Rogers

Dr. Nan Rosenberry Brings Help to Homeless Pets 

At a charity-sponsored lunch for homeless people on Christmas of 2016, Dr. Nan Rosenberry set up her lawn chair, a cooler filled with medications and vaccines, and a sign offering free veterinary care to homeless people with pets. Just like that, the first Florida branch of the nonprofit Street Dog Coalition began. Founded in 2015…

Firefighters plan fundraiser for cancer-stricken comrade

  Bryan Carper has been a familiar sight at fires in Scott Township. Paralyzed in an accident in his younger days, he could not actually fight the blazes. But he came in his wheelchair and did what he could to help to his fellow members of the volunteer fire department, passing out food and drinks…

Only Love Can Heal the Hate…

We all have prejudices, usually based on our experiences or beliefs. And these prejudices get amplified by the company we keep, as many people like to associate with like-minded people. Unfortunately, this can create a false sense of reality, allowing us to live in an “echo chamber of truth.” It is incumbent upon each of…

WeRateDogs Launched A Fundraiser To Help A Chicago Rescue Group

  WeRateDogs, the Twitter phenom that professionally rates dogs on criteria like boopability and patability, is hosting a fundraiser that will benefit the Chicago-based rescue One Tail at a Time. The fundraiser, called Clear the H*ckin Shelters, is hoping to raise at least $10,000 by the end of the week, which would be split equally…

Together We Are Stronger!

We have allowed religion and politics to divide us, and many of those with or seeking power use these levers to further divide and conquer, making them stronger and “we the people” weaker.  It is up to us to reject those who divide us and embrace our common humanity as husbands and wives, sisters and…

Cancer patients get help with treatment thanks to fire company’s fundraiser 

The Franklinville Volunteer Fire Company launched a fundraising venture with the Virtua Foundation this week as a means of helping those in Gloucester County affected by cancer. The Franklinville company was prompted by several cancer-related tragedies over the last two years, to look for a means of helping people access treatment for cancer in Gloucester County. The…