Couple Postpones Wedding After Harvey, Feeds Hundreds Displaced By Storm
Texas couple Dayna Skolkin and fiancee Josh Tillis were supposed to get married the Sunday after Hurricane Harvey hit, so they had to postpone their nuptials. They had also planned a welcome dinner for loved ones before the wedding, but those gourmet meals were instead used to feed hundreds of victims of the natural disaster.
The couple happily volunteered to help prepare the food, which was breaded chicken, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and rolls, and it was delivered to hotels, the convention center, and other places people needed meals in Houston. And focusing on lending a hand even helped them feel better.
“Everyone in Houston right now is doing everything we can to try to help,” Skolkin says. “It was therapeutic for us to get out of our own personal feelings of sadness to do something productive for the community."
Source: Inside Edition
Starbucks Worker Saves Customer’s Life
As his shift was beginning at his Palm Springs, California Starbucks, barista Kurt Vaughn had no idea he was about to save someone’s life. But when a customer passed out and needed CPR, the 20-year-old put his skills to the test.
Vaughn learned everything he knew in Boy Scout training years before, but he knew just what to do to help 66-year-old Mike Furtado. The man had gone into cardiac arrest, but Vaughn’s chest compressions and rescue breathing helped keep him alive until paramedics arrived and took over.
Furtado spent time recovering in the hospital and calls Vaughn - who was a total stranger before - his hero now. After this experience, Vaughn wants to become a certified EMT to continue to save people.
Source: USA Today
Fund Honoring Philando Castile’s Legacy Will Buy Student Lunches
Thanks to the Philando Feeds the Children fund, the school where Philando Castile worked as a cafeteria supervisor can honor his legacy by paying for students’ lunches, just like he did. Created by local college professor Pamela Fergus, this fund will buy lunches for kids at the J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School, where Castile worked, memorized students’ names and even paid for their lunches out of his own pocket.
Students at the St. Paul, Minnesota school can end up running up a lunch debt if they can’t pay for their meal, so this fund helps eliminate those debts. Fergus started the fund to create a “lasting connection” for students to remember Castile’s generous spirit.
Fergus says that Castile’s mother has vowed to match the full amount raised with a donation of her own. “She said the only thing I want for my son is for people to remember him with honor and dignity,” Fergus explains.
THAT DARN QUESTION
A quarter of people in their 20's still have a parent paying this for them. What?
DAWN'S HINT... IT HAS TO DO WITH WHAT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR FACE!
Answer: Their cell phone bill.