Grannies make mattresses for the homeless out of plastic bags

Source: The Observers / Patty Arnold Some grandmas get together to play bridge or knit hats for their grandchildren. But a group of grandmas in Union City, a small city in Tennessee, get together weekly to turn discarded plastic bags into mattresses that are then given to people who are sleeping rough. The project not…

Can-do guy to give recycling funds to charity

Sandi Putnam always knew when Larry Nitka was the UPS driver delivering her packages.If it was Nitka, the bag of aluminum cans in front of her house would disappear. “If I was expecting a package, I would make sure those cans were out,” says Putnam, 76. If the cans were still there, alongside the package,…