Month: August 2013

Anonymous witnesses capture back robber

EVERETT, Wash.,- A man walked into a Wells Fargo bank, the lower half of his face covered with a shirt, the upper half covered in paint, demanding cash. After the robber escaped with the cash and ran into the back of a truck, six witnesses tackled him and held him down until the police could arrive. This group of six helped retrieve the stolen money and save people from harm.

Source: Associated Press

Man educates former village

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NYAKAGYEZI, Uganda,- Many children in Uganda have lost one or both parents to AIDS-related illnesses.

            Jackson Kaguri was visiting his former village in Uganda when he noticed all of the grandmothers working hard to raise their grandchildren who lost their parents to the disease. He decided he needed to help. Kaguri and his wife bought two acres of land and built a school for these children.

            It didn’t stop there. They raised enough money to build two schools and provide uniforms, school supplies, two meals a day and a medical clinic.

Man’s wish to help turns global

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LOS ANGELES, Calif.,- When Haiti suffered a massive earthquake years ago, many people responded by donating money. Jake Wood wanted to do more. He decided to go to Haiti to help. Three days later, he and seven others were on their way to Haiti. Over the next three weeks, he had 60 volunteers in his group. He called their group Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon turned into a non-profit that assists people and communities worldwide that has been affected by natural disasters.