Homeless man finds $17,000 outside food bank and gives it to volunteer

A homeless man is being praised after he handed in $17,000 he found inside a bag outside a food bank in Washington.  Kevin Booth, 32, found the cash inside a brown bag outside the Sumner Food Bank in Sumner in August while looking for the bread that is left outside the building for people to take. Source:…

Holiday Darkness? Be a Light!

Have you ever experienced the darkness? That place so dark that you can’t find your way out.  Where you look for any sign of light, but continue to fall deeper and deeper into its depths. Then you see that small glimmer of light spark in the distance, and you start the long, slow slog towards…

My Birthday Wish…

I woke up today knowing that I most likely have fewer sunrises in front of me than those I’ve left behind. In 48 years, I have experienced some amazing peaks and a few very deep valleys. Each have left their mark, with some more evident than others. I have felt the cold of the darkness…

Why I followed four homeless teens for nine months…

“Being out there… it’s not nice,” says Josh, 18*, as he queues for a bed in a homeless shelter in Blackpool. “You have to guard everything when you’re sleeping. You hide your shoes in your sleeping bag, sleep on your bag, hide your phone down your pants. Druggies have tried countless times to nick my…

Boy battling cancer granted wish to be firefighter for a day

A Sacramento firefighter who helped make a sick boy’s wish of becoming a fire-eater come true on Wednesday said he knows first-hand what the Make-A-Wish experience can do for a child. Source: Boy battling cancer granted wish to be firefighter for a day