Good News Wednesday (7/17/19)

Take a look at some good news from the past week that you might have missed.

GN717_01CARING TARGET WORKER SAVES CUSTOMER FORM PAYING SCAMMERS $5,000

A fast-thinking Jacks Valley Target employee saved someone from buying a $5,000 pre-paid gift card at the request of telephone scammers.

“The caring Target employee halted the transaction and notified the Sheriff’s Office,” Spokesman Sgt. Jeff Schemenauer said. “The Sheriff’s Office is asking all retailers who sell pre-paid cards to conduct awareness training and help our community protect one another.”

Schemenauer asked residents, and especially seniors, to be aware that the FBI isn’t going to call and tell them they have a warrant that can only be satisfied by mailing a $2,000-$5,000 pre-paid gift card.  Read more here…

GN717_02DEPUTY SAVES INFANT’S LIFE AFTER STOPPING A CAR FOR SPEEDING

Berkeley South Carolina Deputy Will Kimbro stopped a car for speeding last month but he didn’t know he would end up saving an infant’s life.

The dramatic events took place during a routine patrol on June 11 and was caught on a newly released video recorded by the officer’s body camera.  Read more here…

GN717_03GOOD SAMARITANS IN GEORGIA TURN IN CASH PICKED UP ON HIGHWAY AFTER ARMORED TRUCK MISHAP

Georgia cops were pleasantly surprised when several Good Samaritans turned in thousands of dollars that spilled out onto a highway earlier this week after the side door of an armored truck suddenly opened.

Dunwoody Police said several people have turned in money they picked up along I-285 near Ashford-Dunwoody Road on Monday night, when the door mishap sent an unspecified amount of money flying into the air.  Read more here…

GN717_04CENTRAL FLORIDA CHURCH PAYS OFF $7.2 MILLION OF MEDICAL DEBT FOR 6,500 FAMILIES

It’s uncertain whether the struggling residents of Central Florida have ever prayed for their medical bills to be wiped out, but that’s exactly what just happened. Sixty-five hundred families are going to get letters in the mail saying their debt has been paid by people they’ve never met.

“It’s one thing for us to say, ‘God loves you,” Senior Pastor Dan Glenn told his congregation. “It’s another for us to show it.”

When Stetson Baptist Church found itself with an ‘extra Sunday’ at the end of its fiscal year calendar, its leaders decided that on June 30th, the money collected during the service would be donated to charity. Their plan was to split the proceeds to support a group foster home that provides services for underserved youngsters and also help the residents of their home county of Volusia to pay their medical bills.  Read more here…

“Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news.”

Ethel Waters

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