Good News Wednesday (7/24/19)

Need some good news?  Here are a few things that happened this week that will make you smile:

GN724_01IOWA CARPENTER SAVED $3 MILLION TO PUT 33 STRANGERS THROUGH COLLEGE

An Iowa carpenter is responsible for sending dozens of people to college. People he never had a chance to meet.

Dale Schroeder lived simply for his entire life. He grew up poor, never married or had kids, and worked as a carpenter at the same company for 67 years. He owned just two pair of jeans and drove a rusty old Chevrolet truck.

Shortly before his death in 2005, Schroeder told his attorney, Steve Nielsen, that he wanted to use his savings to help poor students in Iowa go to college.

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GN724_02GROUP OF STRANGERS SAVES MAN IN FLIPPED TRUCK

A resourceful group of construction workers and fellow commuters came together to save a man trapped in a flipped pickup truck on Monday.

A report from CNN says that between six and eight good Samaritans rushed to aid the man after his rear tire blew on I-88 in suburban Chicago.

The charge was led by Tom Meyers, a paramedic and firefighter who was passing by when he saw the wreck and a group trying to flip the truck back over.

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GN724_03KANSAS CITY TV STATION PAYS IT FORWARD TO MAN WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO HELP VETERANS COMMUNITY PROJECT SUCCEED

This Pay-It-Forward award goes to a veteran working behind the scenes to help homeless veterans get a roof over their head and secure a job.

Veterans Community Project volunteer Joan Slawson nominated Vinnie for the award because she said he keeps things running smoothly.

“Vinny is the director of everything that goes on in the village with the residents,” Slawson said. “Whether it’s the bus passes, food bags, food boxes, some type of job counseling.”

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GN724_04GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH MEMBERS GROWING FAITH WITH GARDEN IN MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE

Grace Lutheran Church members growing faith with garden in Murfreesboro

This summer, Grace Lutheran Church members in Murfreesboro have a unique way of growing their faith.

They’ve planted Katie’s Garden and give away the bounty for free to anyone in need. There are peppers, tomatoes, squash, watermelon and a variety of other fruits and vegetables.

“Part of it is to be of benefit to our community, get to know our neighbors, get to be a benefit to our neighbors. … We can get to know our neighbors and be friendly and invite them to church and help them in any way we can,” said the Rev. Al Thoe, assistant pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, 811 E. Clark Blvd.

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“Every day may not be a good day but there is good in every day”

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