Everything on the news today is just seething with negativity. Let’s shake things up with some good stories! Check out our top three feel-good stories of the week.
Open Doors, Open Hearts
As many of us are watching Hurricane Florence approach North and South Carolina, Airbnb is jumping into action. Airbnb, along with its hosts, is opening their doors to the many residents evacuating their homes. Over 300 hosts have already offered rooms to people on the run from Hurricane Florence, free of charge. When a disaster arises, the company activates its “response tool” which contacts hosts in or around the impacted area asking if they have any space to share. People helping people, that’s what it’s all about.
Back in May, Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development partnered with Hero Box and almost 50 other businesses to donate everyday items to deployed soldiers. This week on 9/11, 321 Hero boxes were deployed overseas to the Army, Navy and Air Force to thank them for their service and make their lives a little easier.
Parade of Heroes
This past week in Storm Lake, Iowa, Storm Lake Elementary and Middle Schools honored the fallen heroes of 9/11 by throwing a Hero Parade for all local emergency responders. Students lined the block to cheer and high-five emergency representatives from the police, sheriff, fire, hospital and National Guard. What better way to honor the fallen than by thanking those that carry on their work.
Now those are some news stories we can get behind! Be sure to share stories like these on your own timeline to remind your friends that there is still so much good in the world!