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The protests in Minneapolis and across the country are resonating with people of all ages, leaving many wondering what they can do to help. © Jamie Stoia Kamryn Johnson, right, and her friends Lexi and Mikayla, 9, at the bracelet stand on the front lawn of Kamryn’s home. They have been gathering there every day for the past […]

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In April, as the coronavirus was ravaging New York, Susan Jones learned her older brother had been diagnosed with a blood cancer. © Provided by Associated Press This image released by Damien Escobar shows Escobar with medical staff at Queens Hospital in the Queens borough of New York. Many people are reaching out to help others […]

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A nine-year-old Kenyan boy who made a wooden hand-washing machine to help curb the spread of coronavirus has told the BBC he is “very happy” after receiving a presidential award. James Wamukota Stephen received a presidential award for his invention “I now have two machines and I want to make more,” Stephen Wamukota said. They […]

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As boys, Kevin Alton and Martel Hedge grew up a block apart on Freeland and Climax streets and met when they were 9 and 8 years old, respectively. They first worked for and got to know their Beltzhoover neighbors while delivering newspapers. Now, 30 years later, as men, they are helping their neighborhood through the […]

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Rest And Digest

Before walking the path I walk now I rarely gave myself time to rest and digest what was going on in my life and around me. I was constantly in fight or flight mode, reacting before I really took anything in. I lived my life like I was on a game show, like somehow having […]

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A Minneapolis middle school put out a call for 85 meal kits for students and families after many of the city’s stores were looted or destroyed during protests. On Sunday, faculty and families were pleasantly overwhelmed to find Sanford Middle School’s front lawn completely covered with bags of food and household goods. The food drive […]

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Two Montgomery County teenagers who started helping their grandparents during the novel coronavirus outbreak have turned their goodwill into a nationwide volunteer delivery service with 14 chapters across the country. The friends from Montgomery Blair High School, Dhruv Pai, 16, and Matt Casertano, 15, were both buying groceries for their grandparents in early March, as […]

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Florida seventh-grader Joshua Runde has been using his talent for robotics to help those on the front lines combating the COVID-19 pandemic. With help from his robotics coach and the money he was able to save up, Runde has been producing hundreds of 3D-printed face shields and donating them to the front line workers in […]

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The stack of mail waiting for Byron Woods was about a foot high when he reopened his barber shops after a two-month shutdown because of the pandemic. He tossed the pile of unpaid bills aside and opened a hand-addressed envelope. Inside was a $1,200 check made out to him from a retired schoolteacher. She was […]

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A car wash employee in North Carolina found a $1,200 stimulus check in the garbage—and made sure it got back to its rightful owner. Antonio Hernandez was taking out the trash at Evans Street Car Wash in Greenville when he spotted the check as well as a bill with the recipient’s address, his daughter Michelle […]

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