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in Our Season of Common Crisis, and Common Hope

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- -   Foreword and Introduction   - -



      We find ourselves in a time of twin crises, two fundamental threats to civilization: the covid-19 pandemic itself, and the often-lethal psychological, moral, and spiritual darkness it has exhumed at all levels of society, private and public.  Happily, our times - and the fundamental strength and light of the human spirit - are also bringing us remarkable feel-good stories of compassion, generosity, humor, creativity, and connection.  With these stories we reclaim our optimism and confidence in ourselves and each other, and affirm anew our faith in the basic human decency that will get us through these times.

      In our struggle with fear, anger, selfishness, and ignorance we may yet come out ahead.  This page is dedicated to meeting that challenge.

      Geotrees.Com is pleased to gather and share links to many of these stories.  We'll continue to add more as they emerge, and invite you to enjoy, take strength from, and share them all.

      GREAT THANKS to all of our sources.  You have given us concrete ways to affirm and participate in the fundamental human community of love and upliftment, under very difficult circumstances.  May all of us, and each of us, make the most of it.  Thank you.

"EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY IN THE END.  IF IT'S NOT OKAY, IT'S NOT THE END."
--   John Lennon   --



- -   Welcome!  The Links and Stories Begin HERE   - -


Monday, September 20th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Role Model Compassionate Young People:   "A Remarkable Young Man":  Make-A-Wish Grants Jackson, Mississippi Teen's Wish to Feed the Homeless
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Sunday, September 19th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Composting, Community, and Sustainability:   New Food Waste Pilot Program Wants to Change How Baltimoreans Think about Composting  (Search on "Compost" to See Earlier Stories)
      Resource Links:   Compost Crew,  and Baltimore Compost Collective
      Source:   Baltimore Magazine   ~   Click Here


Saturday, September 18th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    EVENT, Tomorrow, Sunday - Save the Date - Building Social Justice and "the Beloved Community":   Baltimore's Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC, to Hold a Sidewalk Rally and Food Collection on Sunday, September 19th, 2021
      Resource Link:   The Coalition's Forty Cosponsor Congregations and Organizations
      Source:   Baltimore's Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT, Saturday, Today - Two Stories:  What Do These Heroes, and This City, Need from US?  Baltimore's Street-Level Peacebuilders Continue the Struggle for Peace After a Violent Week
      Resource Links:   Baltimore Ceasefire,  and We Are Us: A Baltimore Unity Movement
      Sources:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here,  and WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT, Saturday, Today - Claiming Our Local Black History for "the History of the Future":   Fairfax County, Virginia's NAACP Holds "Discover the Hidden History of Justice Park" in Seven Corners
      Resource Links:   The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation,   the Fairfax County NAACP,   and the Ravenwood Park Citizens Association
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Role Model Leadership Young People:   Meet DC's Youth Mayor:  A Young Leader Championing Big Change
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT, Today, Saturday - Volunteering for Our Environmental Home:   Worldwide, it's International Coastal Cleanup Day.  Locally, Hundreds Head to DC's Kingman Island for Annual Cleanup
      Resource Link:   The Ocean Conservancy
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here


Friday, September 17th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Hometown Love at Its Best:   Where Do You Find Kindness?  How About at an Arlington, Virginia Yard Sale?
      Resource Links:   The "Kindness Activist" Blog,  the "Buy Nothing" Project,  and the "Little Free Pantry" Movement
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Media in Service, Compassion, and Community:   Help Make a Difference by Supporting WTOP's "Live Local" Campaign
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes in Action:   Perry Hall, Maryland Mother Creates Bow Business, Raises $20,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT, Saturday Morning, September 18th - Welcoming the Stranger:   Updated - Clothing Donations Sought for Afghan Refugees with the Dulles South Neighborhood Closet
      Resource Link:   The Dulles South Neighborhood Closet
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Reclaiming Our Initiative, Our Housing, Our Neighbors, Our City, Ourselves:   The Organization "Parity Homes" Restores Vacant Homes, to Create Affordable Housing in Baltimore
      Resource Links:   Parity Homes   and Fight Blight Bmore
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Historic Role Model Leaders Amongst Us Today:   Hispanic Heritage Month:  A Conversation about Advocacy with Activist Dolores Huerta
      Resource Link:   The United Farm Workers, or UFW
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Thursday, September 16th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Young Volunteers; Faith in Action, "A Blessing to Others":   "Whenever There's a Need, We Try to Say 'Yes' ":  Freeland, Maryland's First Fruits Farm Helps Those Affected by Hurricane Ida   (See September 8th and June 26th for Earlier First Fruits Farm Stories)
      Resource Links:   First Fruits Farm  and Convoy of Hope
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT - Adorable, Adoptable, and Free, Too:   Loudoun County, Virginia Animal Services Host a 'Clear the Shelter' Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, September 18th - Also, Children's Craft Tent, Raffle Baskets, and Giveaways, Oh My
      Resource Link:   Loudoun County Animal Services
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, September 15th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    EVENT - Save the Date - Claiming the Room and the Right to Heal:   National Recovery Month, and Baltimore's 14th Annual Recovery Walk, Saturday, September 18th, 2021
      Resource Link:   National Recovery Month
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Towards a Whole History - and a Whole Nation with a Whole Future:   Push for Native American Curriculum in Schools Makes Gains Nationwide  (Resource Links are Included within the Story)
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT - Save the Date - Charitable Tie-Ins On Line:   Marriage Proposal?  Job Interview?  Court Appearance?  Why, It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day for You, Matey, Sunday, September 19th
      Resource Link:   Against Childhood Cancer in Australia
      Source:   International Talk Like a Pirate Day Itself   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, September 14th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    EVENT - Save the Date - Standing Up For Each Other, and With Each Other:   A "Black Lives Matter" Rally, Sunday, September 19th, with Baltimore's Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC
      Source:   BLMIC on Line   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Hometown Love in Action:   "A Beautiful Feeling":  Unity Grove, Georgia School Helps Raise Money to Surprise Beloved Custodian with a Car
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Hometown Love in Action:   First Story of Two - Former Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama Teaming Up in Effort to Aid Afghan Refugees
      Resource Link:   Welcome.US
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Hometown Love in Action:   Second Story of Two - Maryland Governor Hogan Joins Coalition, 'Welcome.US,' to Help Afghan Allies in the US
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Food and Hunger; Our Leadership Young People in Action:   "Food for Neighbors" Volunteers in Northern Virginia Collect 8.5 Tons of Food for Students
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  

*    "The Weird Turn Pro":   Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museums Wins $10,000 Grant in John Oliver's National Museum Contest
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


Monday, September 13th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Heroes and Leadership Role Models; Prophecy and the Arts:   Honoring the Life of Tupac Shakur:  A Poet, a Prophet and a Beloved Son of Baltimore
      Resource Link:   The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, Inc.
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    Claiming Grassroots Citizen Empowerment in Redistricting:   Voting Rights Groups Urge Marylanders to Help with Redistricting Maps
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    "It's About More than Just the Art; It's About Community":   DC's International Mural Festival is Back with New Name, Artists  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Time for Community-Building in Be More, Hon:   "Splash!  A Community Waterfront Experience" - Connecting Residents to Middle Branch Park Goal of Community Event
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  


Sunday, September 12th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Adoptable, Adorable Animal Friends:   DC's Humane Rescue Alliance Waives Fees in 'Clear the Shelters' Adoption Drive  (Numerous Resource Links are Included in the Story)
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our History, Our Future:   'Honoring Our Ancestors by Reconnecting with Our Roots':  Cambridge, Maryland's Annual Day of Resilience Features Ambassador of Sierra Leone
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    It's National Hunger Action Month - Food and Hometown Love for Our Kids:   For Thousands of Baltimore Kids, Local Group 'Weekend Backpacks' Works to Ensure They are Fed
      Resource Links:   'Weekend Backpacks'  and National Hunger Action Month
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  


Saturday, September 11th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Adoptable, Adorable Animal Friends:   Pet of the Week:  Meet Gigi!  Here are Sergio, Lovebug, and Rufus, Too!
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    A Day of Compassion, Generosity, and Love:   "The Mission Continues":  Hundreds of Volunteers at the DC Convention Center Pack Meals for the Hungry to Mark 9/11
      Resource Links:   Operation Enduring Service - The Washington DC Meal Pack   and  The Capital Area Food Bank
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  


Friday, September 10th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Welcoming the Stranger:   Effort to Resettle Afghan Refugees in DC Region Gets Much-Needed Financial Lift
      Resource Links:   The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington,  and Lutheran Social Services, National Capital Area
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Reclaiming Our History, Our Future, Ourselves with the Arts:   The Two-Year "Freedom Stories" Initiative, Including How Enslaved Families in 1700s' Prince George's County, Maryland Used the Legal System to Gain Freedom  (Resource Links Included in the Story)
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Welcoming the Stranger:   Montgomery County, Maryland Rally for Afghan Refugees Pushes for More Housing, Volunteers
      Resource Links:   The Montgomery County Muslim Foundation
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Leadership Love in Action:   "It's the Least I Can Do":  Singer-Songwriter Lizzo Buys Lunch for Oklahoma City Health Care Workers
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Growing Our Kids, Our Community, Our Future:   A Mini Community Library Opens and Blossoms at Baltimore's Beechfield Elementary Middle School
  Resource Link:   The 'Mobilize for Good' Initiative of Walden University
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    9/11 Commemoration:   "People Need Compassion. . .  Start With the Children":  Columbia, Maryland Man Marks 9/11 with Inspiring Message
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    EVENT - Our Remarkable Leadership Young People; Food and Hunger:   Carroll County, Maryland Student Feeds 6,OOO through Hampstead's Little Free Pantry  (Resource and Event Links Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


Wednesday, September 8th, 2021  *  Rosh Hashanah, Day Two     - To the Top -

*    Personal Role Model Courage in Overcoming Stigma:   Olympic Athlete Returns to Alexandria School to Help Students Struggling with Mental Health Problems  (See Earlier Stories on September 8th and June 26th of This Year)
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Food, Relief, and All-American Heart:   Maryland Farms Come Together to Help Families Affected by Hurricane Ida
      Resource Links:   First Fruits Farm  and Convoy of Hope
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Baltimore Nourishes its Kids with Literacy, Hon:   Two Days left to Donate a Book to a Baltimore Student through the "If You Give a Child a Book" Campaign  (Resource Link is Included in the Story Itself)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Baltimore Nourishes its Kids with Literacy, Hon - Story #2 of the Day:   Former NFL Player Joel Gamble, with Help from Former Player Tavon Mason, Gives Back to Baltimore
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown People and Media for Our Children, Our Schools, Our Future:   New School Year, Same Commitment from FOX 45's Project Baltimore
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here  


Tuesday, September 7th, 2021  *  Rosh Hashanah     - To the Top -

*    Remarkable Circumstances, Remarkable Achievement, Remarkable Role Model Human Being:   Paralympian Jessica Long Brings Gold Back to Baltimore
      Resource Link:   Jessica's Home Page
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Adorable!  Pet Rescue by Air:   Stolen Dog Found in Dundalk, Maryland gets Private Flight Home to NC  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


MONDAY, September 4th, 2021  *  Labor Day; Rosh Hashanah Eve     - To the Top -

*    EVENT - Consistent Nonviolence and Life Rights:   Pro-Life Democrats to Gather at Virginia March for Life in Richmond, Friday, September 17th
      Resource Link:   The Event on Facebook
      Source:   Democrats for Life of America, or DFLA   ~   Click Here  

*    Role Model Leadership Education, Mentoring, and Young People's Formation and Empowerment:   Turning Potential into Performance:  The Effective Leadership Academy
      Resource Link:   The The Effective Leadership Academy (ELA)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Role Model Leadership Young People:   Montgomery County, Maryland High School Raises Money for Football Opponent Impacted by Hurricane Ida
      Source:   WJLA ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  


SATURDAY, September 4th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    The Restaurant, the Community, and the Heart of Old DC:   Georgetown Restaurant, "1310 Kitchen and Bar," Collects Thousands of Supplies for Afghan Refugees in the DMV
      Resource Links:   The 1310 Kitchen and Bar  and Lutheran Social Services, National Capital Area
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our History, Helping Build and Guide Our Future:   Mural Celebrating Frederick Douglass Being Unveiled in Easton, Maryland
      Resource Link:   The Facebook Page: "Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    EVENT, September 23rd - Food and Hunger:   The Annual Fundraiser, "Dining Out for Life," to Benefit Moveable Feast in Baltimore and Beyond
      Resource Link:   Dining Out for Life 2021
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  


FRIDAY, September 3rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue:   Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Officer Goes Above and Beyond to Help Mother and Son in Need
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Vulnerable Kids - Amazing Love at Work in the World:   With No Money for His Birthday, This Oklahoma Mom Sewed a Homemade Present for Her Son.  Now, Strangers are Flooding Him with Toys  (Resource Link to "The Manta Ray [Hospital] Giving Project" is Included in the Story)
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here  

*    Our People, Our Neighbors - "It's Been the Unity from Everyone, and the Willingness to Help":   "I'm Very Proud of my City": Parole, Maryland Neighborhood Rallies Together after Devastating Tornado
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    "A Brighter, Happier Place" - Joy, Affirming Life:   Video Shows Salt Lake City Hospital Worker, Teva Martinson, Performing Impromptu Ballet
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Can Someone Here Help with This?   'He's My Best Friend:'  Manassas, Virginia Student Paints Message Asking for Kidney Donor to Save her Dad  (Phone Numbers are Included in the Story)
      Resource Link:   Mary Becker's Facebook Page
      Source:   WJLA TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  


THURSDAY, September 2nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Leadership, Role Modeling, and Community "for the History of the Future":   Explaining the Past, Present, and Future of the Mutual Aid Movement  (Resource Links Included in the Story)
      Source:   NBC TV 4 DC   ~   Click Here  

*    Food, Community, and Volunteer Opportunities:   See the Video:  Affordable Produce Delivery Program 'Civic Works' Helps Baltimore Senior Citizens
      Resource Link:   Civic Works
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Growing and Nurturing Sustainable Lifeways:   Middleburg, Virginia Goes Greener with Composting Pilot  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  

*    Live Culture and Music from the World Family, Right Here:   Rosslyn Jazz Festival Returns to Virginia  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Building a Healthy, Multigenerational Culture:   Social Media's 70-and-Up "Grandfluencers" are Debunking Aging Stereotypes and Myths
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Care, Respect, and Love for Our Adoptable, Adorable Pets:   The Hero Rescue in Jarrettsville, Maryland Takes In Pets Evacuated from New Orleans during Ida
      Resource Link:   The Hero Rescue of Jarrettsville
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Food and Hospitality Cultural Formation; Grassroots Personal and Social Development:   The Groundwork Kitchen in Baltimore's Pigtown is Serving Up Meals and Second Chances  (Resource Links Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


WEDNESDAY, September 1st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    EVENT - We Gotta Be in Baltimore, Hon:   Mr. Trash Wheel Fan Fest Coming Up to Celebrate the Baltimore Icon, October 4th through 8th - Your Art Ideas Sought!
      Resource Link:   The Trashwheel Family, "A Proven Solution to Ocean Plastics"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Rescuing and Caring for Our Pets:   Maryland Nonprofit Heads to Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ida to Help Rescue Animals
      Resource Link:   Ally Cat Allies
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets:   Pet of the Week:  Meet Sergio!
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Building Personal and Social Resilience and Hope with Our Ex-Offenders:   Baltimore Nonprofit "The Lazarus Rite" Giving Ex-Offenders a Route Forward with CDL, or Commercial Driver's License, Career Prep  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue, with "A Model Solution to a National Problem":   Law Enforcement Connecting with Kids in West Virginia
      Resource Link:   The Martinsburg Initiative
      Source:   WBFF TV FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Leadership Young People in Formation "for the History of the Future":   This Montgomery County, Maryland Teen Works to Impact Adolescents and the Underserved  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    "Who is My Neighbor?":   DC Chefs Team Up for Sandwich Pop-Up to Benefit Afghan Refugees  (Resource Links Included in the Story)
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  


TUESDAY, August 31st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Reading and Literacy, Nurturing Our Children in Need:   Donate a Book to a Child in Need through Scripps Howard's "If You Give a Child a Book" Campaign  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Creative Adult Role Model Mentors for Our Post-Incarceration Young People:   Nashville Restaurant, Cafe Momentum, Gives Opportunities to Teens who Served Time in Juvenile Detention
      Resource Link:   Cafe Momentum
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Voices, Hearts, and Action for Peace from DC to Afghanistan:   ICAN, or the International Civil Society Action Network, Brings its Women Peacebuilders to Bear for Afghan Women
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Honoring the City and the People of Super Bowl XLVII:   Ravens, Baltimore's Stephen & Renee Bisciotti Foundation Donate $1 Million in Ida Relief Funds
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


MONDAY, August 30th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    "Welcome Home!" - The Uproar Church:   Owings Mills, Maryland's Uproar Church Holds Back-To-School Supply Drive for 'Connect Sunday'
      Resource Link:   The Uproar Church
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    "We, the People" - 95 Photos:   Photo Gallery for the 2021 March on For Washington and Voting Rights
      Source:   WBFF FOX TV 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Empowerment, Formation, and Transformation of Young Black DC Men:   How This After-School Program in Washington, DC Achieved a High Vaccination Rate in a Black Neighborhood where Most Young Adults are Unvaccinated
      Resource Link:   Life Pieces to Masterpieces
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here  

*    People to People - Afghan Refugee Welcome and Relief:   Quantico Marine Corps Base Overwhelmed with Donations for Afghan Refugees  (Check Back for Updates; Multiple Resource Links Included in the Story)
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets in Need:   How to Help: Dozens of Animals Rescued from Ida's Path are In the DC Area and Need Help  ("Last Chance Animal Rescue" Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  


SUNDAY, August 29th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Housing and Resilience:   GEDCO, or the Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation, Helps to Combat Homelessness in Baltimore  (Resource Links Included in the Story)
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  


SATURDAY, August 28th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    With Links to Three Organizations - Watch "Daylight" for Updates:   Here's How to Help Afghan Refugees
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    A Role Model "Son of the City" in Action:   Giving Back to Baltimore:  Denver Nuggets Player and Baltimorean Will Barton III Hosts School Supply Giveaway
      Resource Link:   Will Barton's WB5 Foundation on Facebook
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    It's Only Hometown Grassroots Love at Work, Hon:   Dundalk, Maryland's Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Turner Station Holding a Community Giveaway
      Resource Link:   Mt. Olive Baptist of Turner Station on Facebook
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


FRIDAY, August 27th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    DC EVENTS for Social Justice:   FAQs:  "March On for Voting Rights 2021" in DC, Tomorrow, Saturday, August 28th  (Resource Links Embedded in the Story)
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    EVENTS for Social Justice in Baltimore, August and September:   Baltimore's SURJ, or "Showing Up for Racial Justice," Offers Events and Volunteer Opportunities for "a Multiracial Majority for Justice, with Passion and Accountability"
      Source:   SURJ Baltimore   ~   Click Here.   (Referred Thanks to Baltimore's Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC)

*    Role Model Leadership and Community-Building, Up From the Streets:   DC-Local Nonprofit "Our TIN Inc." Works to Improve the Community through Clean-Up Initiatives (Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable, Loving, Creative Young People:   Carroll County, Maryland Girl Creates Nonprofit "Peace, Love, Dolls" to Give New Life to Old Toys, Lift Spirits of Other Kids  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Standing for Our Veterans:   "Absolutely Money Well Spent":  Baltimore Nonprofit, "The Baltimore Station," Hosts Movie Night Fundraiser at the Benjies to Help Veterans  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


THURSDAY, August 26th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Faith in Action, in Service, and in Love:   Ellicott City, Maryland's "Bigfoot Endurance" Raises More than $70,000 over Five Years for Parkinson's Disease Research  (Resource Links Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    "We're All People at the End of the Day":   Photo Goes Viral of US Marine from College Park, Maryland Calming Infant Outside Kabul Airport  (Facebook Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Young People and their Leadership Formation:   Local Nonprofit, "The Philanthropy Think Tank," Helps Baltimore Teens Create Service-Driven Initiatives  (Resource Link Included in the Story)
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Can You See It from Space?  "Maybe We All just Need to Give Ourselves a Big Virtual Hug:   Australian Farmer Honors Beloved Late Aunt with Dozens of Sheep Arranged in a Heart
      Source:   WBFF FOX TV 45   ~   Click Here  


WEDNESDAY, August 25th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    NVA Houses and Communities of Faith:   All are Welcome!  The All Dulles Area Muslim Society, or ADAMS, to Hold Groundbreaking for Leesburg Branch, Saturday, August 28th
      Source:   The ADAMS Center   ~   Click Here  

*    Recovering and Honoring Local Black History, Local Black Life:   The Loudoun Freedom Center Announces Plans for Sycolin, Belmont Cemeteries
      Resource Link:   The Loudoun Freedom Center
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  

*    Fun Event to Benefit Our Adorable Animal Friends in Need:   Fun Scavenger Hunt Planned in Baltimore This Weekend to Kick Off "BARCStoberfest" Events
      Resource Link:   The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, or BARCS
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Education; Growing Our Young People; Building Grassroots Community:   After Six Years of Service, Penn North's Nonprofit "United Efforts" Preps for New Facility
      Resource Link:   United Efforts
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Peacebuilding and Community Solidarity:   Neighbors Come Together for Community Safety Walk in Response to Recent Violence in Baltimore's Highlandtown
      Resource Link:   ROCA Baltimore
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Afghani Refugee Relief:   Landover, Maryland-based Non-Profit, "Homes Not Borders," Setting Up Homes for Afghan Refugees  (Resource Links Embedded in the Story
      Resource Link:   Homes Not Borders
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here  

*    The Organized Community Pitches In for Our Neighbors in Distress:   $2.4M in Grants to Fund Baltimore County Community Organizations to Support Pandemic Recovery
      Resource Link:   The Baltimore Community Foundation
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Faith and Community in Action:   Elkridge, Maryland's Mosaic Christian Church Launches Impact Week to Make a Difference in the Community  (Resource Link Embedded in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


TUESDAY, August 24th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Optimism, Courage, and the Basic Grit to Back Them Up:   Meet the DC-Area 2020 Paralympians
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets:   "Clear the Shelters" Returns with 2021's "Adopt and Donate" Campaign
      Source:   NBC NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Love and Community in Action:   New Prince George's County, Maryland Pizza Joint has Lofty Goal of Giving Back to Others
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Afghani Refugee Relief; Our Second Story of the Popal Family:   "Tough to Just Sit and Do Nothing":  How a DC Restaurant Owner is Helping Afghan Refugees
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Local Black History; Building the Nation's "History of the Future":   "Righting the Wrong" - Sixty-One Years Later, Headstones from Local Black Cemetery are Returned
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  


MONDAY, August 23rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Afghani Refugee Relief, Welcome, and Love, First of Two:   Donations Accepted at Sterling, Virginia's All Dulles Area Muslim Society, or ADAMS, for Afghan Refugees
      Resource Link:  The Main ADAMS Campus
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Afghani Refugee Relief, Welcome, and Love, Second of Two:   Baltimore-Area Mosques Taking Donations for Local Afghan Refugees - List of Resources Included in the Article
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Food for the Future:   Eating for the Earth:  Eco-friendly Climatarian Diets Surge in Popularity
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Food and Hunger:   Loudoun Hunger Relief in Virginia Earns Perfect Score in Charity Oversight
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  


SUNDAY, August 22nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Building Our Future; Education; Nurturing Our Young People in Need:   "Operation Backpack" to Give School Supplies to Needy DMV Families - Donations Welcome!
      Resource Link:  Operation Backpack
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Community Peacebuilding; Mediation; Nurturing Our Young People:   "Cure the Streets":  Violence Interrupters Hold Back-to-School Community Event in DC
      Resource Link:  OAG DC's "Cure the Streets" Violence Interruption Program
      Source:   WJLA ABC TV 7   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets   Pet of the Week:  Meet Lovebug!
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Honoring Our Past - How Much History has She Seen First Hand?   Community Puts On Birthday Parade to Celebrate Guthrie, Oklahoma Woman's 112th Birthday
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  


SATURDAY, August 21st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets:   At-Risk Dogs and Cats to Be Flown to New Jersey and Massachusetts to Launch NBCUniversal Local's Annual "Clear The Shelters" Pet Adoption Campaign
      Source:   NBC 4 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Good News and Good Cheer for a Better World:   CNN's "The Good Stuff" Updated for Saturday, August 21st
      Source:   CNN   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Heroes for Recovery from Addiction:   Carroll County, Maryland Food Truck Seeks to Deliver Coffee, Breakfast whilst Helping Those Struggling with Addiction
      Resource Link:  HOFFA Beans / the HOFFA Foundation
      Source:   The BALTIMORE SUN   ~   Click Here  

*    Growing Our Hometown Small Businesses:   DC Program Offers Retail Space to Pop-ups for Free
      Source:   NBC TV 4 DC   ~   Click Here  

*    Good News Stories Nationwide from "The Patch" for August 20th:   Eleven Good News Stories:  Rescue - And Tales Of Love - To Fawn Over
      Source:   PATCH.COM   ~   Click Here  


FRIDAY, August 20th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Education, Empowerment, and Leadership Formation "for the History of the Future":   Three Marylanders Join the [MLK] Memorial Foundation's Inaugural Class of Social Justice Fellows
      Resource Links:  The [MLK] Memorial Foundation,   and The Milton Hershey School
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   George Washington University Student to Lead Refugee Team in 2020 Paralympic Games
      Source:   WJLA ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Determined Young People:   Imagination, Skittles Help Boy, 5, Complete the Appalachian Trail
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Leadership Creativity, Innovation, and Community-Building:   Boxville: How Used Shipping Containers Are Revitalizing a Chicago Community
      Resource Link:  The Boxville Home Page
      Source:   NBC 4 NEWS DC   ~   Click Here  

*    Exceptional Community Spirit:   WBAL's Jennifer Franciotti Rappels Down Building in Columbia, Maryland to Support Special Olympics - Additional "Over the Edge" Opportunities Await the Rest of Us
      Resource Link:  Special Olympics "Over the Edge"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Compassion in Action - Our First Story of the Popal Family:   This Afghan Immigrant Family Collects Supplies for Today's Refugees at Their DC Restaurant - To Help, See Links Embedded in the Story - Volunteers are Welcome!
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  


THURSDAY, August 19th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    First of Two Stories - Food Rescue, Nutrition, Sustainable Living and Community Itself:   This Maryland-Based Company, Hungry Harvest, Rescues Produce that Doesn't Make It to Supermarkets
      Resource Link:  Hungry Harvest
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Second of Two Stories - Food Rescue, Nutrition, Sustainable Living and Community Itself:   Rossen Reports:  Would You Buy This 'Ugly' Food to Save Money?
      Resource Link:  Imperfect Foods
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    "One in Five Adults Lives with a Mental Health Condition":  In Behalf of and Solidarity with Our Marginalized People:   Olympian Simone Biles Makes Mental Health Advocacy Part of Post-Olympic Tour this Autumn
      Resource Link:  The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here  

*    Growing Our Young People, Our Community, Our Very Future:   "It Was Absolutely Amazing":  Baltimore's Temple X Summer Program Looking to Continue Throughout the Academic Year
      Resource Links:  Temple X Schools on Facebook,   and on Medium.Com
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Leadership and Empowerment:   Building Blocks DC Aims to Build Communities and Prevent Gun Violence
      Resource Link:  The Progressive Life Center
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  


WEDNESDAY, August 18th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Leadership Love for Our Kids, Our Community:   EVENT - Baltimore's 'Urban Reads Bookstore' to Host Back-to-School Event Saturday, August 21st
      Resource Link:  'Urban Reads' Bookstore
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Community Empowerment and Leadership Love in Action:   Upcoming EVENTS with Baltimore's 'Team of We Happyville,' August 20th, 21st, and 29th
      Resource Link:  'Team of We Happyville' Home Page
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Heart of a True Champion:   Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Says She Will Donate Prize Money to Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    We Can Help Here:   Baltimore's Preston Mitchum Jr. Foundation Seeks Donations for Its 19th Annual Back to School Drive  (Resource Links are Included in the Story)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    We Can Help Here:   'This is About the Promise of America':  Groups Prepare to Aid Afghan Refugees
      Source:   WBFF FOX TV 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    This Role Model Young Person Steps Up for Mom, Whole-Family Values:   Bakersfield High School Student Starts Ice Pop Business to Help Mom Pay Rent; Goes Viral
      Source:   WBFF FOX TV 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Young People with Disabilities:   PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg, Virginia Offers Individualized Vocational Training for Kids with Disabilities
      Resource Link:  PosAbilities Academy
      Source:   The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR   ~   Click Here  


TUESDAY, August 17th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    For Those in Desperate Need:   How We Can Help Afghan Refugees:  Volunteers, Donations Needed in Virginia, DC, and Maryland
      Source:   WJLA ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Culture and Community:   Baltimore's AFRAM Festival Gets Underway; First In-Person Event Held on Monday
      Resource Link:   The AFRAM Festival 2021 Home Page
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Above and Beyond the Call with Our Remarkable Providers in Blue:   Anne Arundel County, Maryland Officer Takes Boy Shopping after Mom Searches for Shoes in Dumpster
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Yankee Ingenuity:   Duck Tape Keeps the Military Going.  What Have You Fixed With It?
      Source:   TASK & PURPOSE   ~   Click Here  

*    Love, Comfort, and Care for Our Most Distressed Kids:   The Magic Yarn Project Seeks Volunteers to Make Princess and Superhero Wigs for Critically Ill Kids
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      Resource Link:   Magic Yarn on Facebook
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Creative Whimsey, with a Purpose:   'It Makes Me Feel Happy':  Lodi, California Mom Dresses in Cow Costume to Help Guard Kids Crossing the Street
      Source:   WBALTV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Building Hometown Food Security:   EVENT - Save the Date:  The 'Dining Out for Life' Fundraiser for Baltimore's Movable Feast Takes Place on Thursday, September 23rd
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Building Our Kids, Our Community, Our Future:   Act Now Baltimore's Temple X School Uses Community Connections to Help 'Lost' Children
      Resource Link:  Act Now Baltimore
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  


MONDAY, August 16th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Stepping Up for Our Kids:   Baltimore County Public Libraries Partner with Nonprofit 'Vision to Learn' to Help Provide Children with Free Eye Exams and Glasses
      Resource Link:   Vision to Learn
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue; Growing Our Kids, Our Communities, Our Common Future:   Baltimore Police Hold Seventh Annual 'Cops and Community' Day
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Connecting Anew with Our Remarkable Responders in Blue "for the History of the Future":   'Hoops with a Cop' Aims to Connect Prince George's County, Maryland Police with the Rest of the Community
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Healing and Empowerment:   Baltimore's 'Ballet After Dark' Expands to Help More People Heal from Trauma
      Resource Link:   Ballet After Dark
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Future Citizens and Leaders in Formation:   See the Video:  DC Non-Profit 'For Love of Children' Helps Students Excel both Inside and Outside the Classroom
      Source:   WJLA ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    More Healing and Empowerment:   From Cashier to Manager:  Jordyn's Deli in Falling Waters, West Virginia Helps Special Needs Employees Chase their Dreams
      Source:   WJLA ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Caring for Those Struck by Disaster:   DC's World Central Kitchen Works to Feed People Impacted by Haiti Earthquake
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  


SUNDAY, August 15th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Heroes Young and Old, Hon:   Former Raven Torrey Smith Leads Kids in Baltimore City Clean-Up Events
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Leadership Young People in Formation:   Boy Scouts in Historic Black DC Troop Soar to Eagle Scout Status
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  


SATURDAY, August 14th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    We Must Be in Baltimore, Hon:   Customers Volunteer to Help Community-Committed Baltimore Restaurant Amidst Staffing Shortage
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Caring in Community, Hon:   #SecuringtheBag:  Baltimore's Hackers Show Old School is New School in Delivering the Goods
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    Surmounting Disabilities:   Howard County, Maryland Special Olympics Goes to New Heights -- Over a Twelve-Storey Building's Edge -- to Fundraise
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Adorable:  Our Remarkable Canine Friends:   This Pittsburgh Funeral Home is Introducing a New Staff Member - A Bereavement Care Dog
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Community-building Art with Our Grassroots Heroes:   New Mural in East Baltimore Celebrates, Depicts Notable Residents
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Hearts, Our Young People, Our Future:   Washington Football Team Holds Back-to-School Fair
      Source:   NBC NEWS 4 DC   ~   Click Here  

*    From Bondage and Disability to Recovery, Transformation, and Role Model Leadership:   'I Am Not a Pageant Girl':  Ms. Wheelchair Maryland to Compete Nationally as an Addiction and Disability Activist
      Source:   The BALTIMORE SUN   ~   Click Here  


FRIDAY, August 13th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Kids, Our Community, Our Future Itself:   This Baltimore Nonprofit's Backpack Drive Aims to Connect 5,000 Families with School Supplies
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Canine Friends:   Boston-Area Photographer Spotlights Pandemic's Four-Legged Unsung Heroes:  Our Dogs
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Adorable:   Alabama Dad Dresses Up as T-Rex Dinosaur, Greets His Daughter After Her First Day of School
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  


THURSDAY, August 12th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Community Activist Role Model Young People:   EVENT - Volunteers Invited!  Kids at Baltimore's 'Level Up Leadership Academy' Summer Camp Organize Community Cleanups for This Saturday, August 14th (Locations Included)
      Resource Links:   The Hilton Rec Center,  and Level Up - Level 82.
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Blossoming Bouquets of Human Diversity Nationwide:   New Census Data Expected to Reveal a More Diverse America
      Source:   DC NBC 4 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Hero Responders in Blue:   Prince George's County, Maryland Police Officer Retrieves and Delivers Pizza
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets:   Adoptable Pets of the Week - Remy and Rufus and Pax, Oh My
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Generosity and Good Will:   Howard County, Maryland Family Hosts Pirate Adventure Scavenger Hunts to Help Local Charities
      Resource Link:   Wedding?  Job Interview?  Court Appearance?  It's 'International Talk Like a Pirate Day,' September 19th, 2021
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Transformative Leadership Livelihood and Economics:   Boss Move:  Local Business Owners Give Company to Their Employees
      Resource Link:   'A Few Cool Hardware Stores'
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


WEDNESDAY, August 11th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Empowerment, Peacebuilding, and a Call to Community:   National Coalition Pushes Leaders to Fund Baltimore Violence Prevention Groups
      Resource Link:   The 'Fund Peace' Home Page
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    An Unusual 'Roll Model':   Arbutus-Catonsville, Maryland Cyclist Pedals Cross-Country to Raise Money for Two Food Banks and to Bring Awareness to Food Insecurity
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Protecting and Saving a Precious Legacy "For the History of the Future":   Two Activists Unite to Protect BLM Signs at DC's Lafayette Square
      Source:   NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   Harford County, Maryland Student Starts Giving Trees to Help Kids in Need
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


TUESDAY, August 10th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Community-building with Hometown Class, Corporate Soul:   Aspen Institute Pilots New Way to Build Neighborhood Trust with Ten Hyper-Local Grants in Baltimore
      Source:   THE AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    Community-building with Hometown Class, Corporate Soul:   In Silver Spring, Maryland, a Homemade, Homespun Memorial to Black Lives Taken
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Heroes, Peacebuilding, and the Arts:   Mural of Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson in Baltimore's Charles North Neighborhood to Promote Peace
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Peacebuilding and Healing Up from the Streets:   Inside One Baltimore Group's Effort to Stop Youth Violence Before It Starts
      Source:   THE TRACE   ~   Click Here  


MONDAY, August 9th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Community Compassion in Action; Our Kids:   Loudoun County, Virginia Nonprofits, Businesses Provide Back-to-School Support for Children in Need
      Source:   The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR   ~   Click Here  

*    Active Mentoring of Our Young People:   Madisonville, Louisiana Middle School Teacher Decorates Truck with Positive Affirmations, Encourages Students to be Kind
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Community-building for "The History of the Future":   Since 1976:  Schedule Announced for Eight-Day AFRAM Festival in Baltimore
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Kids, Our Teachers, Our Future:   These Local Teachers All Have Needs their School Can't Cover.  Here's How You Can Help
      Three Resource Links:   DMV Schools,   Baltimore-area Schools,   and the 'Donors Choose' National Website.
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here  


SUNDAY, August 8th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    For Our Critically Ill Kids:   Dozens Participate in the Twelfth Annual 'Casey Cares' 5K in Columbia, Maryland
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Animal Friends:   Mama, a Senior Montgomery County, Maryland Pit Bull who Saved Another Dog, Needs Her Own Rescue
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Regenerative Agriculture:   'We Really Could Change the World':  Agriculture Revolution Explores New Approach to Farming
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    "We Aren't the Only Things on Earth;" Our Kids:   This Free Forest School Helps Baltimore County Kids Unplug, Learn about Nature
      Two Resource Links:   Free Forest School's National Page,   and their  "Find a Local Group" Page.
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    "All Ideas are Welcome and We Really Mean That":   United Way of Central Maryland is Giving Away $500k through its Changemaker Challenge to Help Strengthen Communities
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


SATURDAY, August 7th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Indigenous People Reclaiming Themselves:   The Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) are No Longer Leaving their Story to Others.  They've become Tour Operators
      Resource Link:   Nez Perce Tourism, LLC
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here  

*    "Be Patient, Be Kind, Be Understanding - and Smile!":   "Sincerely Sorry":  Customer Sends $100 and Apology Letter After Swearing at York, Maine Restaurant Workers
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Time Out for a Refreshing Total Immersion Geek Culture Break:   Anime Will Be on Display when "Awesome Con" Returns to DC
      Resource Link:  Awesome Con On Line
      Source:   NBC 4 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Leadership Young People:   Meet the Disability Activists Schooling Their TikTok Followers About Ableism
      Source:   NBC 4 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Community- and Peace-building with Baltimore Ceasefire 365 and Our Leadership Young People:   Photo Exhibition called "Peace in Motion: Baltimore Ballet Boys" Opens in Baltimore
      Two Resource Links:   Baltimore Ceasefire 365,  and  Open Society Institute (OSI) Baltimore.
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Hometown Community-building:   Overlea Art Fest being Held in Baltimore This Weekend
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Youth Development, Empowerment, and Leadership Formation:   A Special Celebration as Baltimore's Aziza PE&CE Program Wraps Up its Summer Session
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Peace- and Community-building:   Baltimore DJs Bring 'Heal the Hood' to Harlem Park
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


FRIDAY, August 6th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Creative Young People   " 'Just Go Do It':  Bowie, Maryland Teen Published Four Books, Created Black Doll to Inspire Others"
      Resource Link:   Us Book Lovers
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Family, Home, Community:   "Family in Baltimore's Little Italy Receives Centennial Home Plaque for Owning the Same House for 100 Years"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Community-Level Civic Empowerment:   "Baltimore County Public Library Debuts Mobile Library Law Center, Aims to Reach Underserved Residents"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Heroes, Hometown Love:   "Mo Gaba Inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  


THURSDAY, August 5th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    IS THIS YOUR GO PRO CAMERA?   " 'I Do Want Them to Have Their Memories Back':  Texas Man Works to Return Lost GoPro Camera to Family"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Faith in Action; Youth Leadership and Skill Formation:   "With Our Help, the Rev. Ray will Build a Beacon of Hope for Youth in West Baltimore"
      Three Resource Links:   Save Another Youth, Inc.,   the Stop the Violence Coalition Baltimore,   and the Rosemont Community Interfaith Coalition.
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Kids, Compassion, and Community:   "Ames, Iowa Surprises Pair of Iowa Nine-Year-Olds after Thief Steals from Their Lemonade Stand"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Preserving Our History, Building Our Future:   "Webinars, Training, and Grants:  The DC Oral History Collaborative"
      Resource Link:   The DC Oral History Collaborative
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Leadership Young People:   "Towson, Maryland High School Student Plans Tributary Music Festival to Support the Chesapeake Bay"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


WEDNESDAY, August 4th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Role Model Leadership, Service, Inspiration, and Love Rising Up from the Street:   " 'People Empowered by the Struggle' Rallies for 'Long Overdue' Improvements in Baltimore City Public Schools"
      Resource Link:   People Empowered by the Struggle
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    An Update of Tuesday's NNO Story:   "Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Harrison Hopes that National Night Out's Feel Becomes the Norm"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    WBAL's Story, Wednesday Morning:   "Baltimore Police, Community Members Improve Relationships during Annual National Night Out"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Human Kindness and Generosity:   " 'Thank You So Much':  More than $170,000 Raised in 24 Hours for Las Vegas Mother and Three Kids who were Facing Eviction"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    WMAR's Wednesday Morning NNO Story:   " 'It's Like They're One of Them':  Baltimore County National Night Out Events Bridge Gap between Community and Police"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Simple Human Kindness in Complex Times:   "This Thirteen-Year-Old Chesapeake, Virginia Teen Mows Fifty Lawns for Those in Need | Get Uplifted"
      Resource Link:   Raising Men Lawn Care Service
      Source:   WUSA TV 9 "GET UPLIFTED" NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Adorable:   "Kitten Miraculously Survives Seven-Hour Drive Trapped Inside Car from Outer Banks to Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Hometown Heroes, Our Adorable Pets:   "Max and Erica Scherzer Sponsor Week of Pet Adoptions as a Thank-You to DC"
      Resource Link:  DC's Humane Rescue Alliance
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  


TUESDAY, August 2nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Building a Civil, Resilient, and Nationwide Culture of Community:   "Turn Your Porch Light On:  DMV and Metro Baltimore Communities, and Communities Nationwide, Will Celebrate National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday"
      Two Resource Links:   WMAR's List of Baltimore-regional Events and Activities;   National Night Out's US-wide Home Page.
      Sources:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS  -  Click Here,   and WMAR TV 2  -  Click Here  

*    Building a Civic and National Culture of Community:   "University Of Maryland Medical System Pledges $1.2M to Overcome Hunger"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  


MONDAY, August 2nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Creative Fundraising for Hunger:   "Father-Son Duo Hearly and Andreas Mayr Complete Chesapeake Bay Kayak Trip for Hunger Relief"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adoptable, Adorable Animal Friends:   "Pet of the Week:  Rufus is Super-Friendly and Calm"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Vigilance in Caring for Our Kids:   "Good Samaritans in Stafford, Virginia Rescue Toddler who Fell Out of Mom's Vehicle"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Food, Hunger, and Grassroots Community-building:   "Community Fridges Help Fight Food Insecurity in Baltimore City"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

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SUNDAY, August 1st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Grassroots Peace- and Community-building:   "Safe Streets Baltimore Hosts First of Three 'Safe Summer' Citywide Cookouts in Push to Reduce Gun Violence in the City"
      Resource Link:   Safe Streets On Line
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Hearts Shine for Our Kids and Families:   "DC Non-profits Team Up to help 5,000 Families with Free Ward 8 Back-to-School Event"
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    See You in the Next Olympics, for Sure:   "He Started Skateboarding when He was 15.  Now, This Sacramento 60-Year-Old is Still Shredding at the Skate Park"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    All-American Hometown Community:   "Purcellville, Virginia Keeps it Positive with 'Words on a Fence' Project"
      Source:   The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR   ~   Click Here  


SATURDAY, July 31st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Resource Recovery and Sustainable Ways of Life:   "How to Avoid Filling Landfills Up if You Want to Get Rid of Unwanted Stuff"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Pandemic Heroine:   "Greensboro, North Carolina Walmart Cashier Sings to Her Customers to Uplift Them during Challenging Times"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    All-American Nostalgia and Down-Home Charm:   "Viral Video Launches Maryland Eastern Shore Couple, MomMom and PopPop, into TikTok Elite"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  


FRIDAY, July 30th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Leadership and Role Model Resolution and Recovery:   "After 22 Rehab Attempts, Baltimore Woman Overcomes Demons to Become Counselor"
      NOTE!   This article includes links to a large bounty of resources.  Great thanks and respect to WBAL and reporter Deborah Weiner for this work.
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Black History, The Nation's Future - Empowerment and Community-Building:   " 'The Women are Holding It Down':  Non-profit Black Women Construction Crews Rehab Homes in West Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Literacy, Community, Civilization Itself:   "The 'Read in Color' Initiative:  Creating More Access to Diverse Books in DC Neighborhoods"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Heroine and Citizen Extraordinaire:   "Halethorpe, Maryland's Linda Reger Organizes Community Trash Clean-ups in Southwest Baltimore County"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Heroine and Citizen Extraordinaire:   "Halethorpe, Maryland's Linda Reger Organizes Community Trash Clean-ups in Southwest Baltimore County"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


THURSDAY, July 29th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Composting Ignorance for a Harvest of Love:   "One Group Rallies Against Hate after 'Racial Encounter' among Children in Gambrills, Maryland"
      Resource Links:   'Kindness Grows Here'  and  'Chalk the Walks'
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Young and Old - "Ah, the Humanity!":   "She's Nearly 100.  He's 2 and Lives Next Door.  Here's How They Became Best Friends"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here  

*    Papa Thermodyne, Eat Your Heart Out, 10-4":   "Behold the Video:  Dutch Trucker's Amazing Feat with Tea Bag"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  


WEDNESDAY, July 28th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Cultivating Our Students, Our Families, Our Future:   " 'We Invest in Families':  Virginia Nonprofit Collecting School Supplies to Help Families in Need"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Adorable:   "A Fur-st of Its Kind:  Loudoun County, Virginia Unveils New Animal Shelter"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Black Community History, the Total Community's Future :   "Leesburg, Virginia Council Agrees to $25K Cemetery Payment to the Loudoun Freedom Center"
      Resource Link:   The Loudoun Freedom Center
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  


TUESDAY, July 27th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Toward Community-Based Public Safety; Social Resilience and Stability:   "Police Throughout the DC Metro Region Gear Up for National Night Out Community Events"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Modeling Community Engagement and Leadership; Food and Hunger:   "The Highlands Urban Garden, or HUG, in Arlington Helping to Combat Hunger"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable and Creative Young People:   " 'Amazed by Him Every Day':  New Orleans Nine-Year-Old Launches Nonprofit to Raise Awareness for Pediatric Cancer"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    The 'Inspired Life' Series - Our Compassionate Young People:   "These Ventura, Iowa Boys Found Turtles Crushed on the Road.  Now They Spend their Days Helping Other Turtles Get Across"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here  


MONDAY, July 26th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Diversity, Pluralism, and "the History of the Future":   "City of Fairfax, Virginia Makes History with Its Inaugural Asian Festival"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Wild Animal Neighbors and Friends:   "South Carolina Beachgoers Work Together to Free Pelican from Fishing Line"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets:   "Pet of the Week:  Rosie Needs a Home"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Solidarity and Global Community:   "Costa Rican Gymnast Ends Olympics Floor Routine with Tribute to Black Lives Matter"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Adorable Empathy and Compassion:   "Story with Video:  Weeping Little Boy in Handan, China Refuses to Hand Fishy Pal Over for Lunch"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Canine Partners and Friends:   "Therapy Dogs being Introduced at Ohio Schools to Put Stressed Students at Ease"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  


SUNDAY, July 25th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Community Role Model Leadership and Empowerment:   " '100 Black Men for Peace and Empowerment' Rally to End Gun Violence in DC"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Caring for Our Animal Friends:   "Beachgoers Save Small Whale Caught on Sandbar after Giving Birth in South Carolina"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Black History, Our Future:   "Hidden Gems:  Maryland Eastern Shore's Harriet Tubman Driving Tour"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


SATURDAY, July 24th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Championship in Community Action:   "Ravens Players Include the Community in Their Personal Donations and Volunteering"
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People; Resource Recovery:   "This Redmond, Washington Teen Turns Worn-out Rock Climbing Ropes into Dog Leashes and Gives All Profits to Animal Groups"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Bowie, Maryland Honor Student Collects More than 10,000 Pairs of Shoes for Children"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Potomac, Maryland Teen Creates Nonprofit to Reduce the Creation and Use of Non-recyclable Waste"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Future Leader:  Frederick County, Maryland Student Collects Hundreds of Review Books for Disadvantaged Students"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Love and Caring for Our Children in Need:   " 'The Homeless Children's Playtime Project' Comes to Prince George's County, Maryland, Aiming to Help More Homeless Children"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Environment, Our Home:   See the Video:  "Havre De Grace, Maryland Artist Nic Galloro Urges Environmental Awareness with Creations Made from Litter"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  


FRIDAY, July 23rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    "One in Three Marylanders" in Need - Food and Hunger:   "The AmeriGroup Foundation Donates $40,000 to Support the Maryland Food Bank's 'Pantry On The Go' "
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Peace Rises from the Grassroots for Our Young People:   "Peace Walk Calls for End to Gun Violence after Shooting Death of DC's Nyiah Courtney at Age Six"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Leadership Young People in Formation and in Service:   "How This DC College Student Uses Her Mental Health Struggles to Uplift Others"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Communication and Connection for Police and Black Youth:   "Groups Work Together to Provide Healing-centered Engagement for Baltimore Youth"
      Resource Links:   1. The Black Mental Health Alliance,   and  2. HeartSmiles
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Healing the City, Each Other, Ourselves:   "Read the Plan:  Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Releases Three-Pillar City Crime Plan Friday, July 23rd"
      Resource Link:   The Document Itself:  Baltimore City Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    In Behalf of Those with Special Needs:   "Loudoun County, Virginia's 'A Farm Less Ordinary' Prepares for Annual 'Feast in the Field' Event"
      Source:   The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR   ~   Click Here  


THURSDAY, July 22nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Integrity, Courage, Professionalism, and Sheer Unmitigated Class:   "WTOP's J.J. Green and GM Joel Oxley Speak Out after Receiving Racist Letter"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    The Remarkable Creativity of Our Young People, and Their Mentors:   "The 'Don't Shoot Guns - Shoot Cameras,' Anti-violence Program for DC Youth, Expands to California"
      NOTE!  There is a link to the Hustlers' Guild, mentioned in this piece, in a Tuesday, July 6th story.
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Let's Celebrate, Honor, and Feed the Worldwide Human Family:   "EVENT:  The 'Around The World Cultural Food Festival' Returns to Old Town Alexandria for 2021, July 31st"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON, DC PATCH   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Community and Love at Its Best:   "Crofton, Maryland's Mommies Play Group Rallies to Buy New Ice Cream Truck for Beloved Business Owner, Mr. Solo"   (See Monday's links for an earlier Mr. Solo story on DC's WJLA)
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Heroes and Role Models for Recovery:   "Two Baltimore Pro Skateboarders Using Skills to Save People Suffering from Addiction"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


WEDNESDAY, July 21st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Standing Up to Oppression and Genocide:   "EVENT:  Sidewalk Rally for the Uyghurs in NW DC, Thursday, July 22nd, 2021"
      Source:   Adas Israel Congregation Social Justice Committee   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Heroes and Our Remarkable Young People:   " 'I Like to Call Him the Heart of Baltimore':  Orioles to Induct Super Fan Mo Gaba into Hall of Fame"
      Source:   WJZ TV 1   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Mentoring and Bridgebuilding:   "Halethorpe, Maryland Cops Work on Community Trust with Kids through Basketball Clinics"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Move Over, STEM!   "Loudoun County Teacher Named 2021 Virginia History Teacher of the Year"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Businesses Nurturing Community and Green Space:   "South Baltimore Neighborhoods Receive $6M from Horseshoe Casino as Part of Park Revitalization Project"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Feline Friends:   "The Maryland SPCA Partners with PetSmart Charities for Special Kitten Adoption Event"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Food and Hunger:   "JK Community Farm Partners with DC Central Kitchen"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  


TUESDAY, July 20th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Empowerment and Peacebuilding:   " 'Let There be Light, Let There be Peace' Prayer Vigils Held Across Baltimore as Crime Continues to Increase"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Amazing Young People:   "Seven-Year-Old Kansas City, Missouri Cancer Survivor Donates Thousands of Toys to Hospital"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    More Amazing Young People:   "Howard County, Maryland Teen Raises $2,000 for Johns Hopkins Children's Center through Super Mario Gaming Marathon"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  


MONDAY, July 19th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Sweet Refreshment for Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit:   " 'They Are My Family':  Beloved Crofton, Maryland Ice Cream Man, Mr. Solo, in Need of a New Truck"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Building Caring Community for One Another:   "It's the 'Social Justice Celebrity Charity Weekend' in Annapolis, Thursday - Saturday, July 22nd - 24th"
      Resource Link:  Tickets for the Weekend on EventBrite
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Leadership Young People, and Their Amazing Mentors:   "Harford County, Maryland Young People in Focus, Speaking and Listening with Each Other:  'Voices of Equity' "
      Resource Link:  Voices of Equity, Nationwide
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Maryland's Black History, the Nation's Future:   "Maryland Civil Rights Leaders Roam the Eastern Shore on a Bus Tour, Addressing Systemic Racism and Police Misconduct"
      Resource Link:  Caucus of African American Leaders of Anne Arundel County
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  


SUNDAY, July 18th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Caring Community for One Another:   "Anne Arundel County Public Library System Opens Community Pantry in Westfield Annapolis Mall"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Future Leaders, in Service and Formation Today:   "Oahu, Hawaii Teenager Recycles to Help Students Reach College"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Grassroots Leadership Formation; Self-Determination; Community:   "Community-run Green Space Coming to DC's Ward 8"
      Resource Link:  The Green Scheme
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Personal Healing, World Healing:   " 'Grateful is the Biggest Understatement':  Omaha Parents Catch Brain Tumor Early On, Create Foundation for Others"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    See the Video - "The Beloved Community" in Action; Food:   " 'Pantry on the Go':  Reisterstown, Maryland's Christian Life Church Helps Needy Post-Pandemic with Food Pantry"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here  


SATURDAY, July 17th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Pluralism and the Arts:   "The DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival returns"
      Source:   WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here  

*    Several Uplifting Items of Good News:   "CNN's 'The Good Stuff' for Saturday, July Seventeenth"
      Source:   CNN   ~   Click Here  

*    Adorable Cats:   "Meet Truffles, the Special Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Kitty who Wears Glasses to Help Kids Feel Better about Wearing Theirs"
      Source:   WTOP MEWS   ~   Click Here  

*    Adorable Dogs:   "Puppy Party:  Apple Valley, Minnesota Dogs Love Daily Gatherings in Neighbor's Yard"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    "There's Definitely a Reason":   "Simpsonville, South Carolina Family Reunites Bible with Owner's Virginia Family after Finding It in Junk Yard"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  

*    Hometown Grassroots Economic Empowerment:   "Baltimore's BOOST Program Aims to Empower Black Business Owners"
      Resource Link:  The Downtown BOOST Program of Baltimore
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    A Worthy, and Adorable, Role Model:   "Behold the Video!  Goose Refuses to Leave Mate during Emergency Surgery in Barnstable, Massachusetts"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  


FRIDAY, July 16th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Love for Our Children in Need:   "Baltimore's Casey Cares Foundation Holds 'Caring Connections' Party with Critically Ill Kids, their Families"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Recovery and Empowerment:   "One-Stop Reentry Fair in Baltimore Assists Returning Citizens"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Heart to Heart with Our Special Kids:   "Anne Arundel County, Maryland Special Needs Student has Dance Party to Reunite with School Resource Officer"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Responders, Our Neighbors:   "Police, Neighbor Partner to Repair Roof of Elderly Ellicott City, Maryland Couple Scammed out of $33,000; Home Depot, Other Businesses Help, Too"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Neighbors, Our Communities, Our Future:   "Abington, Maryland's Mountain Christian Church Hosts 'Second Saturday Serve' to Help Community Members in Need"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Neighbors, Our Communities, Our Future:   " 'B'more for Healthy Babies' is Growing West Baltimore Neighborhoods"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here  

*    Our Neighbors, Our Communities, Our Kids, and Our Future:   "Volunteers Build New Playground for Five-Year-Old South Riding, Virginia Cancer Patient"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  

*    Young People in Leadership Formation:   "Brambleton, Virginia's Shalika Yerramsetty Headed to Junior National Young Leaders Conference"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here  


THURSDAY, July 15th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Sustainability:   "Composting Pilot Program Comes to Baltimore City for Food Scraps"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here  
      NOTE!  Please see Saturday, July 10th for an earlier story from WJZ.

*    Defending, Building, and Growing Our Communities:   "Baltimore's Arts Community Hopes to keep Area 405 Affordable as Sale Looms"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   " 'Hugs for Horses':  Volun-Teen Students Volunteer Their Time, Seek Donations to Help Take Care of Horses at The Phoenyx Farm and Sanctuary in Fallston, Maryland"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Pluralism, Equality, Self-Determination, and Community:   "These Groups are Working to Make Baltimore's Skating Community More Inclusive for Queer Skaters"
      Source:   The BALTIMORE SUN   ~   Click Here

*    Empowerment, Urban Farming, Housing, and Community:   "Public Housing Residents will Receive Food, Training at Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden in Deal with Housing Authority of Baltimore City"
      Source:   The BALTIMORE SUN   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, July 14th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Cherishing Our Young People, Growing Their Future - and Ours:   "The Family League of Baltimore Invests $1 Million in Recreation and Parks' Youth Programming"
      Resource Link:  The The Family League of Baltimore
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Community Caring in Action; Housing:   "Latest Loudoun County, Virginia 100WomenStrong Grants Focused on Housing"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Corporate Leadership Role Models; Housing:   "Amazon Donates $40 million Property to Arlington for New Affordable Housing"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Volunteerism; Youth Civic and Leadership Formation:   "Volunteer Maryland Seeking Young People who Want to Serve Their Communities"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Rescues, Reunions and Recoveries:  Stories of Our Amazing Dogs!"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Artist with a Wide Range Impact:   "Baltimore's Myla Robinson Makes Earrings in Patterson Park, Gives Portion of Profits to Those in Need Across the Country"
      Source:   The BALTIMORE SUN   ~   Click Here

*    Black History; the Nation's Future:   "Checking In with an Activist whose Black Lives Speech Left Demonstrators in Tears - Video Links Included"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, July 13th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Forgiveness, Redemption, and the Road to Recovery:   "A Cranbrook, BC Man's Dog was Stolen.  He Found the Thief, and Instead of Calling Police, He Got Her into Rehab"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Heart and Soul with Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "With Video Calls and an Army of Volunteers, this Paoli, Pennsylvania Fifteen-Year-Old is Battling Pandemic Loneliness in Nursing Homes"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Take New Heart and Trust in the Future:  Our Remarkable Role Model Young People:   "Volunteering in Nursing Homes Gives Teens Experience and Career Inspiration"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes; Volunteerism; Hunger:   "From Rock Superstar to All-Star Dishwasher, Jon Bon Jovi is Keeping His Community Fed"
      Resource Link:  The JBJ Soul Kitchen
      Source:   CNN   ~   Click Here

*    Building Today's Young People and Tomorrow's Leaders:   "Baltimore's Coppin State University, McDonald's USA Announce New Scholarship in Honor of Freddie Gray"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Need a Reason to Smile, a Reason for Hope?  Here Are Six:   "Six Life-Changing Gifts, Surprises and Acts of Generosity that No One Saw Coming"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11 and Stitch   ~   Click Here

*    Building Lives, Communities, the Future Itself:   "Baltimore Nonprofit to Host Career Fair, with Career Workshops, in Cherry Hill on July 15th; Mayor Brandon Scott to Attend"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, July 12th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Housing; Hometown Community Self-Determination:   "West Baltimore Residents Hold 'Save Our Block' Block Party in Poppleton Community"
      Resource Links:  The People's Power Assembly, and the Ujima People's Progress Party
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Hometown Volunteers:   "Volunteers Renovate Baltimore Home, Surprise Veteran with Keys"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Building and Rebuilding Hometown Businesses:   "DC Small Businesses Emerge from COVID with Help from Nonprofits and Wells Fargo"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Hometown Role Model Artist Community-Builders:   "Coffee With:  Baltimore's Charm City Porch Concerts"
      Resource Link:  Ed Hrybyk
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Business Wisdom with a Human Heart:   "New Haven Salon Owner Sells Business for $1 to 'Worthy' Employee' "
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    An Affordable and Edifying Interlude of Geek Culture and Community:   "Check it Out, Pilgrim!  Shoff Productions Hosts Frederick, Maryland Comic Con, Saturday, July 18th.  'Nuff Said!"
      Source:   The BALTIMORE PATCH   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, July 11th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Only in America?  Well, Maybe Japan Too, Actually:   "Save the Date, Pilgrim - Geek Culture Rules!  Awesome Con, Canceled for 2020, Returns to DC Convention Center, August 20th - 22nd, 2021.  'Nuff Said!"
      Resource Link:  Awesome Con On Line
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Extraordinary Commitment and Responsibility in Our Leadership Young:   " 'Believe in Yourself':  Twelve-Year-Old New Mexico Navajo Girl Opens Third Soap Store"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable; Our Remarkable Responders:   "DC Firefighters Rescue Duckling Trapped in Storm Drain"
      Source:   WJLA ABC NEWS TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "The Song of the North"; Adorable Humor:   "Video:  Golden Retriever Puts On Brave Face Next to Singing Huskies"
      Source:   WJLA ABC NEWS TV 7   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, July 10th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Sustainability:   "Baltimore's Residential Drop-Off Centers to Host Food Scrap Collection for Composting"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Time Enough for Love:   "Heart to Heart!  Sacramento Couple Nursed Each Other Back to Health after Respective Cardiac Transplants"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adorable Pets:   "We Can Help with This!  Hampstead, Maryland Woman Needs Van to Help Pets in Need"
      Resource Link:  The MCQE Mobile Pet Pantry
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Artists Building Community:   "Art Installations Create Beauty, Improve Pedestrian Safety in Baltimore Neighborhoods"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, July 8th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Hometown Grassroots Leadership Mentors:   "Community MVP:  Mentoring Program in West Baltimore Geared Toward Uplifting Young Black Men"
      Resource Link:  Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adoptable, Adorable Pets in Need:   "The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, or BARCS, Asks for Help to Get Dog a Customized Wheelchair"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, July 7th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Only in America:   "A Mechanic Opened a Restaurant.  On His Days Off, He Fixes Junk Cars and Gives Them to People in Need"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community-Minded Generous Corporations:   "UnitedHealthcare Donates $10,000 to Baltimore Boys & Girls Clubs as Part of a Guinness World Record Title Attempt"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Community Development:   "Baltimore Awards more than Thirty Organizations with Grant Money to Help Transform the Charm City"
      Resource Link:  The Community Catalyst Grants Program
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Building Our People, Our Community, Our Future Itself:   " 'Everything is Working Out for Me':  Residents of DC Men’s Shelter Celebrate Jobs Program"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Building Our Young People - Their Future, and Ours:   "PG County, Maryland's Jacob's Ladder Bridges Gap Between Underserved Youth and Financial Literacy"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adoptable, Adorable Pets in Need:   "Ashburn, Virginia Resident Races Against Clock to Bring Adoptable Dogs from Turkey"
      Source:   The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, July 6th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Love in Action:   " 'I Think Somebody Threw Her in There':  Petersburg, Virginia Garbage Man Saves Dog He Found in Dumpster"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Heroes:   " 'It's Pretty Heroic':  Video Shows Good Samaritans Rescuing Bakersfield Man from Burning Car"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Beloved Animals:   "Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS) Finds, Rescues Forty-Eight Dogs"
      Resource Link:  BCAS
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Leadership Role Models and Mentors:   " 'They Can Have an Impact:'  Nonprofit Helps Underserved Youth Combat Gun Violence in DC"
      Resource Link:  The Hustlers' Guild
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Zhuhai, China Pup Barks at Drainpipe to Save Trapped Kitten"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, July 5th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Rebuilding and Better-Building Our Communities:   "Baltimore Councilman Mark Conway Hosts Community Get-Together at Alameda Mall in a Return-to-Normalcy Celebration"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Best Places to Adopt Puppies and Kittens in Baltimore"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Local Love in Action - Cherishing Our Hometown Businesses:   "Local Following Secured Arlington Sandwich Shop's Success during Pandemic"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, July 4th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Heart to Heart:   "First Responders at the Surfside Collapse are Getting Homemade Cards from Kids:  'It Stopped Me in My Tracks' "
      Resource Link:  Lauren Book's Twitter Link for Your Messages
      Source:   THE WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, July 3rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Building Our Hometown Black Community, Leadership, and Life:   " 'Why Now?'  The Fight to Save a Community Garden in Baltimore's Cherry Hill"
      Resource Link:  Black Yield Institute
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    (As of Noon Saturday - POSTPONED - WATCH THIS SPACE:   "Event Invitation:  The 'Lead with Love' Marathon in Baltimore's Patterson Park, Saturday, July 3rd."
      Source:   K!D Casper and Friends   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:   "Baltimore DJ Chris Kopec Kept the Beat Alive During Lockdown - and Raised $2 Million for Charity Along the Way"
      Source:   BALTIMORE MAGAZINE   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, July 2nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Leadership Hometown Businesses:   "Baltimore's T. Rowe Price Hosts Forum to Support Nonprofits Focused on Racial Equity"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Hometown Nonprofits:   "House of Ruth Maryland Among Organizations Receiving Grants to Help Reduce Violence in Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable - Our Remarkable Pets:   "Hiking Cat Reaches the Top of New Hampshire's Tallest Mountains"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Let's Ride for the Cause!:   "Twelve-Year Leukemia Survivor Needs Our Help Biking through Maryland"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Engaging the Past, Building the Future:   "Georgetown University's 'Pivot Program,' a Transition and Re-entry Program for the Formerly Incarcerated"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, July 1st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Young People, Our Community, Our Future:   "Healing Youth Alliance Group Focuses on Mental Health and Trauma Within Baltimore's Young Black Community"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    More Grassroots Leadership Young People:   "Fairfax County, Virginia High Schoolers Use Garden to Help Food Banks"
      Three Resource Links:  1.  Food for Others;   2.  the Fairfax Food Council (Website);   and   3.  the Fairfax Food Council (On Facebook)
      Source:   WTOP MEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adorable Animal Friends - Only in Maryland:   "Pip the Beach Cat Launches New Book Series that Brings the Famous Feline to Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Building Our People, Our Communities, Our Future:   "Johns Hopkins University Awards Nearly $6 Million to Nine Baltimore Violence Reduction Projects"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, June 30th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    A Heroic Old Soul Among Us:   "Future Leaders:  How This DC College Student Uses Her Mental Health Struggles to Uplift Others"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:   "Ducks Invade Baton Rouge Neighborhood;  Not Everyone Quacked Up about It"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Hometown Young People:   "Seven-Year-Old Author Publishes Books and Writes Song to Help the Planet"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Charitable Young People:   "To Aid Their Home Island during Pandemic, Coastal Maine Students Forgo Senior Trip"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Building Men, Building Community, Building Civilization Itself:   " 'I Built a Brotherhood':  The Next One Up Program Empowers Young Black Men in Baltimore"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Role Model Dads:   "Mandeville, Louisiana Father Writes Daughter 690 Inspiring Lunchbox Notes to Ease Her Anxiety"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, June 29th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Simply Amazing:   "Two Women Chatted in a Bathroom.  They Soon Realized They Were Each a Match for the Other's Husband, who Needed a Kidney"
      Source:   THE WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Service and Support Dogs:   "Loudoun County, Virginia's Veterans Moving Forward Lands $10,000 Grant from RingCentral"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Communities Who Care, and the Mutual Aid Movement:   "20 Million People in the US Still Don't Have Enough to Eat.  A Grassroots Movement of Free Fridges Aims to Help"
      Source:   THE WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Sustainability and Resource Recovery - Recycling Textiles:   "S.M.A.R.T. Encourages Us to Donate Textiles, Secondary Materials [for Recycling]"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Model Young People:   "Howard County, Maryland Gamer Plays for 24 Hours Straight to Raise Money for Pediatric Leukemia Research"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Therapy Dogs Visit Patients and Staff at Baltimore's M&T Bank Center Vaccination Site during Last Week of Operations"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, June 28th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Role Model Courage:   " 'Don't Give Up':  Ankeny, Iowa Man Paralyzed in 2015 Shooting Heads to Paralympic Games"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable!  "All of the Love":   "June 25th - National Bring-Your-Dog-to-Work Day"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends Will Thank You:   "Fire Up that Grill!  Plant-based Burgers for the Fourth of July"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Creativity and Community at Their Best:   "Baltimore Alley Beautification Project Helps Combat Illegal Dumping"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, June 27th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Love, and Lots of It:   "Project CommUNITY Special:  Building a Better Baltimore"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Leadership Volunteerism:   " 'We Just Wanted to Be Able to Give Back':  Couple Learns Farming to Help Feed Hundreds in Community"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Grassroots Community Transformation:   "How Urban Farms are Changing the Landscape of Food Deserts"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, June 26th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Love, and Lots of It:   "Behold and Rejoice:  Grassroots Musicians, 'Baltimore Jack,' with a Love Song to Baltimore"
      Resource Link:  Medicinal Music on a Mission - Drumetry (tm)
      Source:   Nextdoor.Com and YouTube   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Grassroots Role Models; Food and Hunger:   "DC Chef Launches New Nonprofit to Provide Free, Healthy Dishes"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Black Culture in Baltimore:   "#SecuringtheBag:  Arabbers Fill Food Void in Baltimore"
      Source:   THE AFRO NEWS - The Black Media Authority   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Howard County, Maryland Animal Shelter's New Owners Aim to Give It a New Start"
      Resource Link:  The Canine Humane Network
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, June 25th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Grassroots Benefactors:   "Adoptive, Foster Children in Anne Arundel County, Maryland Receive Free Grooming at Odenton Barbershop"   (Second Link of Two This Week; See Wednesday's Stories)
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    An Old Soul Among Us:   "This Day in History:  Diary of Anne Frank Published in 1947"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Another Old Soul Among Us:   " 'I Knew I Wanted to Send a Message':  Huntsville Teenager Donates Hair to Children with Cancer"
      Resource Links:  Children with Hair Loss, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Yet Another Old Soul Amongst Us:   " 'She's an Amazing Girl':  Nine-Year-Old Girl Shaves Head to Raise Money for Kids with Cancer"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Triumphant - Our Leadership Role Model Young People:   "Teen with Brain Cancer Wins Culinary Scholarship from Raddish Kids"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Grassroots Artists:   "Dancers Work to 'Shine a Different Light on Baltimore' "
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    'Hometown Maryland Heart' at Its Best:   "Bel Air, Maryland Father Hopes to Inspire Others to Take In Foster Children"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "More than Six Hundred Teens in Arlington are Volunteering Their Time to Repair Homes"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, June 23rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    An Old Soul Among Us:   "See the Video:  His Spirit Lives Forever - The Story of How Mo Gaba Captured the Hearts of His Community"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Role Model Grassroots Benefactors:   "Odenton, Maryland Barbershop Will Give Free Haircuts to Kids in Foster or Adoptive Care for the Rest of the Year"
      Source (Link Included):   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Community:   "Free 'Feed the Fridge' Meal Program Expands to Prince George's County, Maryland"
      Source (Link Included):   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Second C2C Link This Week - See Tuesday's Links:   "Baltimore's 'Challenge 2 Change' Youth Program Hopeful for Expansion"
      Source (Links Included):   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Community-Building, Youth Leadership Formation, Sheer Baltimore Class   " 'It's been an Incredible Experience':  Baltimore's Greenmount West Community Center's Free 'Wash & Fold' Sees Success"
      Source (Links Included):   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable - Our Remarkable Animal Friends:   "Hamilton, Montana Couple Rescues Horse from Drowning in River; Horse Befriends Them in Return"
      Source:   WJLA ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, June 23rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Leadership Local Businesses:   "Pompeian Sponsors Beautification Grant Program for East Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets:   "DC Humane Rescue Alliance is Waiving Adoption Fees through This Weekend; Animal Fosters Also Needed"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Who Is My Neighbor?":   " 'It's a Blessing':  Oklahoma Man Who's Been Walking Seventeen Miles for Work Surprised with New Bicycle"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Young People in Leadership Formation:   "25 Baltimore County Public Schools Students Participate in Young Women's Leadership Program"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes and Our Young People in Leadership Formation:   "Kicking Off Baltimore's LEVEL Up Leadership Academy"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, June 22nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Faith in Action, Up from the Grassroots:   "East Baltimore Community to Hold Rally to Rehab Vacant Houses"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Community Heroes and Role Models:   " 'Challenge 2 Change' Founder Terry Williams Hopes to Uplift Baltimore's Narrative by Transforming Youth"
      Resource Link:  Challenge 2 Change
      Source:   WMAR TV 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Community Heroes and Role Models:   "Baltimore Soccer Stars Hosting Vaccine Clinic, Shootout for Kids"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, June 21st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Faith in Action, Up from the Grassroots:   "Baltimore Churches Come Together for a Peaceful Juneteenth March"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Peacebuilding Role Models, Mentoring, and Youth Leadership Formation:   "The Tender Bridge Foundation Starts Street Hockey Team for Baltimore Children"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Leadership:   "Hometown Hero and Community MVP:  Dominic Nell is Working to Restore West Baltimore"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, June 20th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Leadership Role Model Young People:   " 'Black Fathers Matter' Motorcade Event in DC Celebrates Dads on Fathers' Day"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Model Neighborhood People:   "DC's Ward 8 Held a Block Party to Celebrate Juneteenth in Style.  And Cleaned Up the Parkway"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Model Young People:   "Surprise!  Overlea High School Grad is Baltimore County Young Woman of the Year"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Building Community with the Community's Arts:   "Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Perform Free Live Summer Concerts, Beginning with July 4th Special on WMAR-2"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Only in Baltimore, Hon:   "Baltimore's Cicadas Inspire a Local Musician to Create a Song in Their Honor"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, June 19th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Adorable:   "See the Video:  Rescued Squirrel in Diyarbakir, Turkey Stands Guard over Cash Drawer"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Community Love in Action:   "Baltimore's Fells Point Residents Combat Serial Swastika Graffiti with Rainbow Hearts"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Community Love in Action:   "NFL Retirees are Mentoring Players on Fatherhood Playbook"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, Our Nation's Future:   "Opal Lee, 'Grandmother of Juneteenth', Celebrates the Federal Holiday -- but There is More Work to Do.  Here's How You Can Help"
      Source:   CNN ON LINE   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, June 18th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue:   " 'HOMETOWN HERO':  Man Who Jumped Off Ocean City, Maryland Bridge to Save Toddler Will Fly with Thunderbirds"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Role Model Compassionate Young People; Homelessness:   "Volun-Teen is Accepting Donations for Homeless Care Kits"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Leadership Empowerment and Love:   "Father-Son Basketball Game in Baltimore Brings Community Outside the Lines"
      Source:   WMAR 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Children at Celebree School of Germantown, Maryland Build Their Own Cicada Hospital"
      Source:   WMAR 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Models in Action:   "DTLR Installs Basketball Shoe-inspired Mural on Storefront in East Baltimore in Honor of Juneteenth; Art by Former NFLer Aaron Maybin"
      Source:   WMAR 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, June 17th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue:   "Meet the DC Police Officers who Bring Funk and Go-Go Music to 'Beat the Streets' "
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   " 'She Made a Big Impact':  Arlington High School Student Helps Get Classmates Vaccinated"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Something for Everyone, Celebration for All:   "See the List:  Here's How to Celebrate Juneteenth Around the DC Area"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, June 16th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Local Black History, Growing the Nation's Future:   " 'None Are Free until All Are Free':  Loudoun County, Virginia Embraces a Variety of Juneteenth Celebrations"   ~  NOTE: The Article Includes Relevant Links  ~
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Leadership:   "DC Jail Inmate to Represent Inmates, Shelter Residents in Neighborhood Commission"
      Source:   WTOP   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Ten-Year-Old Girl from Rodgers Forge, Maryland Organizes Cartwheels For Canned Goods to Support the Maryland Food Bank"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Inspiring Young Authors, Motivating Young Activists:   "Still Changing the World:  Anne Frank's Lasting Legacy"
      Source:   THRIFTBOOKS.COM BLOG   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Cincinnati Animal Shelter Throws Adorable Birthday Party for 19-Year-Old Senior Cat"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


TUEDSAY, June 15th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Leadership Teachers and Students to Match:   "Loudoun County, Virginia Humane Society's Juanita Easton Earns Point of Light Award"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Teachers and Students to Match:   "Linwood, Kansas Teacher Wins Contest; Class Gets to Participate in Experiment with International Space Station"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Standing By Our Students:   "Louisville Nonprofit Group Partners with Church to Help Students Stay on Track in Unique School Year"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Students, Their Literature, and Civilization Itself:   "This Group of Maine Students is Publishing a Book Using Their Experiences from the Pandemic"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Caring for Our Animal Friends:   " 'We Are Rescuing Countless Animals':  Doug Thron on Using Drones to Save Animals; His Series 'Doug to the Rescue' "
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Caring Community:   "Dundalk, Maryland's Soup for the Soul Gets a New Home"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Up from the Pavements with Literature and Life Itself:   "The Little Libraries Project Expands into Baltimore City"
      Source:   NEWSDELI   ~   Click Here.     Please See Also:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes, Saving America One Community at a Time:   "Baltimore's R.I.C.H. Foundation Holds Outreach Event for Families in Need"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, June 13th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Empathy, Compassion, Knowledge, Empowerment, and Skill - First of Two Stories:   " 'Maryland Peace of Mind':  Baltimore City Workers Learning Trauma-Informed Care"
      Resource Link:  The Baltimore City Office of Youth and Trauma Services
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Empathy, Compassion, Knowledge, Empowerment, and Skill - Second of Two Stories:   "Nonprofit to Hold Global Virtual Conference for People Who Have Siblings with Disabilities"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Amazing Love in Action; Cherishing Our Young People:   "Ankeny, Iowa Grandma Reads Bedtime Stories to Hundreds of Fans on Facebook"
      Resource Link:  Grandma Bette's Facebook Page
      Source:   WBAL TV NEWS 11   ~   Click Here

*    Only in America:   "Arlington Ice Cream Shop Nearly Doubles Sales After Introducing [Ice Cream-Sculpted Imitation] Cicada Sundae"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, June 11th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Remarkable Youthful Courage - Black History, the Nation's Future:   "How Arlington Will Honor Four Students who Made History Desegregating Their School in 1959"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    A Heroic Role Model of Recovery:   "At 68, This Former DC Homeless Addict Celebrates 25 Years of Sobriety, Job Caring for Seniors"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, June 10th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Love in Action:   "Five-Year-Old Chicago Girl Finally Gets New Wheelchair, Thanks to an Anonymous Donor - After Two-Year BlueCross BlueShield Insurance Struggle"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    How to Launch a Lifetime of Leadership Love:   " 'I'm Not the Most in Need':  Harvard-Bound Fitchburg, Massachusetts Teen Turns Down $40,000 Scholarship at Graduation Ceremony"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes and Our Young People in Community:   "Ravens Helped to Renovate Classrooms and Spaces at Two Baltimore City Schools"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Healthy Exercise, Building Compassion and Community:   "The Miracle League of Harford County, Maryland Offers People of All Abilities the Chance to Play Baseball"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Wonderful Animals and Those Who Foster Them:   "BARCS Puts Out Plea for More Foster Families as More Homeless Pets Come Into the Shelter"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Literature, Culture, and Civilization Itself:   "Looking for New Reading Material?  Check Out 'A Likely Story' Bookstore in Sykesville, Maryland"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Community-Building:   " 'Everyone Deserves Clean Clothes':  Baltimore's Greenmount West Community Center Hosting Free Two-Week Wash & Fold Event"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, June 9th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    A Leadership Community with Leadership Love:   "A Bakery Lost a Client when It Made Rainbow Pride Cookies.  So Others Bought Every Item in the Shop"
      Source:   THE WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adoptable, Adorable Pets:   "The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, also Known as BARCS, is Out of Space; Adoption Fees Waived through June 13th"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Healing the Human Family:   "Baltimore Orioles to Host Pride Night on June 22nd"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Saving the World, One Child at a Time:   "Make-A-Wish, Washington Capitals Turn a Frederick, Maryland Six-Year-Old's Basement into Ice Hockey Rink"
      Resource Link:  The Make-a-Wish Foundation
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, June 8th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Great Young People, and Neighbors to Match:   "A Lebanon, Virginia Boy Sold his Pokemon Cards to Pay His Sick Dog's Vet Bill.  Then the Donations Started"
      Source:   THE WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here   (GoFundMe Link Included)

*    Grassroots Compassion in Action:   " 'Second Chance at Life':  Louisville Barber's Viral Act of Kindness Inspired by Her Own Survival Story"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community Leadership Young People:   "Speaking Up for Education:  Group of Young Baltimore Activists Comes Together to Protest the Lack of Funding to Schools"
      Resource Links:  Maryland Communities United Website and On Facebook
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Redemption and Leadership Role Models:   "Former Wizards Star, Caron Butler, Works to End Solitary Confinement in Prisons"
      Resource Links:  The Vera Institute of Justice and The National Religious Campaign Against Torture
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable!   "Furry Hitchhiker:  Watch as This Woodchuck Rides to Shore on Dog's Back"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, June 7th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Animal Friends:   "Pet of the Week:  2021 Pets - Let's Meet Axel!"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Sheer Happy Human Interest:   " 'Blast from the Past':  Ventura, California Woman Recovers a Wallet She Lost 46 Years Ago"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Good Samaritans Rescue Baby Ducks from Storm Drain in Baltimore Harbor East"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Heroic Role Model Young People:   "Preview:  Special Olympics Maryland to Hold its Summer Games this Weekend"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    'Law and Odor":   "Behold the Video:  Skunk with Head in a McDonald's Cup Saved by Toronto Cop"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS TV   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Young People:   "High School Art Students Paint a New Mural in Old Town Warrenton, Virginia"
      Source:   THE PRINCE WILLIAM TIMES   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, June 6th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Rabble-Rousers, Truth-Tellers, and Other Heroes:   " 'Silence is Not an Option' with CNN's Don Lemon"
      Source:   CNN ON LINE   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:   "Baltimore County High Schools Students' Research, in Many Subject Areas, Showcased in Virtual Symposium"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Diversity in Our Community:   " 'Promote Respect and Unity':  DC-Area Asian American Restaurants Being Highlighted in June"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Building Our Young People, Our Community, Our Future:   " 'Pathway to Success:'  The 'Genesys Works' Nonprofit Helps DMV Students of Color Gain Skills via Internships"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, June 5th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Role Model Hometown Heroes:   "He Opened His Door to Protesters in Need of Shelter.  They Changed His Life Forever"
      Source:   CNN ON LINE   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, Our History, Our Future, Our Heroes:   "How 'Star Trek' Legend Nichelle Nichols Helped Shape a Diverse Future for NASA"
      Source:   CNN ON LINE   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, June 4th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Harbor Pollution?  Some Typically Baltimore Whimsey to the Rescue:   "Meet 'Gwynnda, the Good Wheel of the West.'  She'll Pick Up Hundreds of Tons of Baltimore Harbor Trash Each Year"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Empowerment and Community-Building:   "Loudoun Literacy Council Named 'One of the Best' Nonprofits"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Young People in Formation and in Service:   "Future Leaders:  La Plata, Maryland Teen Provides Platform for Community through Podcast"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    To Honor Our Role Model Elders:   "94-Year-Old Hazel Green, Alabama Woman Gets High School Diploma at Special Graduation Ceremony"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, June 3rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Responders:   "See the Video:  DC Fire and Police Surprise Seven-Year-Old Shooting Victim with Disney Trip"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS TV   ~   Click Here

*    Communities Who Care:   "Good Samaritans Are Helping Restaurants During the Pandemic"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   " 'She is One of the Most Loving Dogs I Ever Met':  Portsmouth, Virginia Man Adopts Dog Whom He Saved after Stabbing"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Rebuilding Better:   "New Program Helps Formerly Incarcerated Anne Arundel County, Maryland Residents Re-Enter Communities"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, the Nation's Future:   "Anne Arundel County Planning a Big Juneteenth Celebration, the City's First, in Annapolis This Year"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Generosity and Empowerment:   "Ravens' Owner Steve Bisciotti Donating $4 Million to Maryland HBCUs to Create Ozzie Newsome Scholarship Program"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Leadership Formation and Civic Empowerment:   " 'Young People, We Need You' - Baltimore Ceasefire 365 is Recruiting Youth Ambassadors"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Who is My Neighbor?":   "Howard County, Maryland Rotary Club Raising Money for Oxygen Generators to Help India Fight COVID-19"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, June 1st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Food and Hunger; Compassion and Community:   "Leesburg, Virginia's Ampersand Pantry Reaches 100,000 Free Meals"
      Resource Link:   The Ampersand Pantry Project
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Leaders and Heroes at Work - Two Stories:   "Safe Streets Launches 'Safe Summer 2021' Initiative in Baltimore"
      Resource Link:   Safe Streets On Line
      Sources:   WBAL TV 11 and WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here for WBAL, and Here for WMAR

*    Our Hometown Role Model Leaders and Heroes:   " 'Baltimore Humanitarian' Group Continues Efforts despite Gun Incident"
      Resource Link:   'The Door' - Baltimore Urban Leadership Founation
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, May 31st, Memorial Day 2021     - To the Top -

*    Rehabilitation and Redemption - Update of the Story from Wednesday, May 26th:   " 'Love Changes People':  Judge Swore In Lawyer Who Was a Drug Dealer in His Courtroom Sixteen Years Ago"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Community-Building with Our Remarkable Hometown Heroes:   " 'Let's Thrive Baltimore' On a Mission to Help Youth who have Lost Family to Gun Violence"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Community-Building Role Models and Leaders:   "Southwest Baltimore Residents Take to the Streets with Prayer Walk to Build Peace and Protest Violence"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:   "Land O'Lakes, a National Farmer-Owned Cooperative, Donates Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Macaroni & Cheese to the Maryland Food Bank"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Quick and Skilled Young People, First of Two:   "Otsego County, Michigan Fourth Grade Student Saves Substitute Teacher from Choking"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Quick and Skilled Young People, Second of Two:   " 'By the Grace of God, We're Here':  Seven-Year-Old Jacksonville, Florida Boy Credited with Saving Family after Boating Accident"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends, and Their Own Special Friends:   "The Maryland SPCA the Opens Kindness for Paws Art Store to Raise Money for Animals in Need"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, May 30th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Community-Building with Our Remarkable Hometown Heroes:   " 'Let's Thrive Baltimore' On a Mission to Help Youth who have Lost Family to Gun Violence"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    A Role Model Lifetime of Love and Leadership:   "Lifelong Baltimore Resident Helena Jordan Johnson Gives through her Alma Mater, Church"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "A 'Moooving' Story:  Calf Found Along Oregon Highway Reunited with Family"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    A Case of Fowl Play:   "Walter the Friendly Grouse Becomes Man's Backyard Companion"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Wanted - Grassroots Leadership and Compassion:   "Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Looking for Volunteers"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Role Model Kid- and Future-Builders:   "Watch:  Memphis Teacher's Songs Instill Confidence, Self-Esteem in his Students"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, May 28th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Holiday Driving and Road Safety:   " 'Please Drive Safely  - YOUR FAMILY NEEDS YOU SAFE AT HOME TONIGHT' " -   (An I-95 Overhead Message in Maryland, 2018)
      Source:   The AAA and the Maryland MVA   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "WTOP Top Kid:  Odenton, Maryland Ten-Year-Old's Love of Books Helped Her Start a Shared 'Little Free Library' "
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Wholeness, Empowerment, and Community:   " 'Black Boys Om' Creates Wellness Space for DC Black Men and Boys"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Leadership Young People in Formation:   "Loudoun County, Virginia Youth Grantmakers Award $4,000 to Four Youth-led Projects"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, May 26th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    All-American Rehabilitative Justice and Redemption:   "A Wayne County, Michigan Judge Gave a Drug Dealer a Second Chance.  Sixteen Years Later, He Swore Him In as a Lawyer"
      Source:   THE WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Empowerment, Self-Defense, and the Strength of Self-Respect:   " 'I Am Capable':  Ashburn, Virginia Couple Teaches Women How to Defend Against Attacks"
      Source:   ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    A Role Model Today, a Leader Tomorrow:   "Alexandria, Virginia Student of 17 Gives to Community by Practicing Conservation Worldwide"
      Source:   ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    A Child of Leadership Love:   "An Independence, Kentucky Girl of Five Sells Lemonade to Buy Toys for Her Brother in the Hospital"
      Source:   ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    More Leadership Love and Life:   "North Carolina Family Uses Social Media to Show their Adopted Family is Just Like Everyone Else's"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Yet Additional Leadership Love and Life:   "Incredible Adoption and Reunion Stories to Warm Your Heart"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Generous Local Businesses, and Their Loyal Customers:   "Today, the Twenty-Sixth:  Dunkin' Donates One Dollar to the Hopkins Children's Center for Every Iced Coffee Sold"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, May 25th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Inspiring Responders in Blue:   "See the Video:  Oxford, Alabama Police Officer's Kind Deed Brings Woman to Tears - 'This is What Community Policing is All About' "
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Past, Present, and Building the Future:   "Moment of Silence Marks Year Since George Floyd's Death"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Justice and Empowerment:   "Nonprofit 'Mil Mujeres,' with Offices in DC and Nationwide, Helps Latino Community Navigate Domestic Violence Cases"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Young People in Formation with the Arts:   " 'We Wanted to Highlight and Exalt Our Youth':  DC Kids Use Artwork to Heal Trauma of Violence"
      Resource Links:   Justice + Equality
      Source:   ABC 7 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Honoring Our Youth, Growing Our Future:   "Thomas Family Awards $42,000 in Scholarships to Honor Son, Fitz Alexander Campbell Thomas"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Our Youthful 'Responders' in Action:   "Nine-Year-Old Olathe, Kansas Girl Honored for Calling 911 when Neighbor Needed Help"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Hometown Love in Action:   "Purcellville, Virginia's JK Community Farm Hosts Third Annual Plant-a-Thon"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Grassroots Compassion:   "Virginia's Harris Teeter Stores Raise Over $110,000 for Loudoun Hunger"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, May 23rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Hometown Hero Responders:   "Orange County, Florida Family Meets 911 Dispatcher Who Saved Son's Life"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Beloved Animal Friends:   "Forty-Six Dogs, Saved from Slaughter in South Korea, Sent to Shelters in New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Our Future Leaders in Formation:   "Montgomery County, Maryland Teens Contribute to Mural Celebrating Glen Echo Integration"
      Resource Links:   Identity Inc. and Future History Now
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Livelihood and the Pandemic:   "Group Rallies in Baltimore over Problems with Unemployment Benefits"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, May 22nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue:   "He Used to Play Violin for the Terminally Ill.  As a Prince George's County, Maryland Cop, He's Still Using Music to Comfort"
      Source:   ABC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Housing and Homelessness:   "Services With a Personal Touch Ended Chronic Homelessness in Bakersfield"
      Source:   STREET SENSE MEDIA   ~   Click Here

*    Housing and Homelessness:   "Baltimore's 'My Father's Plan' Hosting Community Basketball Event on a New Court"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Life Recovery Communities:   "[Nonprofit] Residents with Food Insecurities Invited Back to Enjoy Dine-In Meals"
      Resource Link:   Catholic Charities of Baltimore
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Loyalty and Generosity:   " 'Let's Take Care of Miss BJ':  After Washington Football Team Layoffs, $40,000 Raised for Beloved Receptionist"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Who Were They, and Where Are They Now?   "Ancient Footprints of Playing Caveman Children Preserved for 16,500 Years"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, May 20th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Heroic Responders in Blue:   "Gloucester County, Virginia Deputy Lifts Overturned Car to Free Trapped Woman"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Leadership Heroes, Exceptional Generosity:   "Charles Barkley Donates $1,000 to Every Employee at His Former Leeds, Alabama High School"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Our Grassroots Role Models in Action:   "Get Your Hands Dirty for a Good 'Plant-a-Thon' Purcellville, Virginia Cause"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Role Models in Action and Love:   "Vaccinated Boston Doctor, Dozens of Staff Members Volunteer to Sit with Patients to Combat COVID-19 Isolation"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Long Term Leadership Lives:   "Surprise 90th Birthday Party Honors Spartanburg, South Carolina Medical Clinic's Treasured Volunteers"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People, their Most Excellent Mentors:   "Annapolis Symphony to Launch Free Youth Orchestra, the Orion Youth Orchestra, for 60th Season"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes in Action and in Love:   "These Kind-Hearted Volunteers Didn't Let COVID-19 Keep Them from Helping Their Communities"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Model Young People:   "Calvert Hall Student, 15, Creates Scholarship for Special Needs Students in Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, May 19th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Save the Date - Standing Up For Each Other, and With Each Other:   "A 'Black Lives Matter' Rally, Saturday, May 22nd, with Baltimore's 'Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC"
      Resource Link:   The BLMIC Facebook Page
      Source:   BLMIC on Line   ~   Click Here

*    Our Compassionate and Generous Young People; Homelessness:   "Bel Air, Maryland's Southampton Middle School Raises More than $15,000 to Benefit the Harford Family House"
      Resource Link:   The Harford Family House
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    It's Got to be Baltimore, Hon:   "The 'Cicada Parade-a' Art Project Unleashing Big Bugs in Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, May 18th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Compassion and Empowerment:   "Baltimore's Brigance Brigade Foundation Helps Almost 200 People Living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease"
      Resource Link:   The Brigance Brigade Foundation
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    A Hometown Leadership Hero in Formation:   "Inmate Helps Create Nonprofit to Benefit Baltimore City Students"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Honoring Our Cultural Diversity:   "Baltimore's AFRAM Festival Will Return in August as a 'Weeklong Hybrid Experience' "
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Grassroots Leaders in Action:   "A Second Round of Funding is Coming for Baltimore's Nonprofits"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Community Leadership, Up from the Streets:   " 'New Era Baltimore' is Helping Families"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, May 17th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Adorable Animals and Awesome Responders in Blue:   "Officer, Others Help Young Duck Family Cross Busy Street in Baltimore County"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends and Human Compassion:   "Five Strangers Drove a 600-Mile Relay to Save an Injured Pigeon"
      Source:   THE WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Local Businesses:   "Safeway Initiates Fundraising Campaign for Needy DMV Families"
      Source:   THE WASHINGTON INFORMER   ~   Click Here

*    Our Role Model Leadership Local Heroes:   "Northern Virginia-Based Organization Hosting Clothing Drive to Help Children in Need, Welcomes Our Help"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Creativity, Nutrition, and Good Health:   " 'By Any Greens Necessary' - Founder of the '10,000 Black Vegan Women Movement' Dishes Spicy Basil Eggplant"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, May 14th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Responsive Responders in Blue:   "Caught on Camera: Elsmere, Kentucky Officers Save Three-Month-Old who Wasn't Breathing"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes and Community-Builders:   "Torrey Smith Wants to Recognize People Doing Good Things in Baltimore and Around Maryland; WJZ's 'Community MVP' to Share the Message"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Model Young People:   " 'I Wanted to Give Back':  Lewiston, Maine Teen Opens Consignment Store to Support Food Pantries"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Arts and Artists:   "Black Genius Art Show:  Creating Art Everyday with Baltimore's Bryan Robinson"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Model Young People:   "BARCS, or the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Receives $500,000 Grant to Enhance Shelter's Operations and Launch a Facial Recognition App"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Model Communities:   "Loudoun County, Virginia Citizens, Responders, NGOs, Civic Officials, and NFL Stars Rally for Families Displaced by Multi-Apartment Fire"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Deep Love from a Deep Life:   "A 95-Year-Old Welch, West Virginia Man Just Became the Oldest Organ Donor in US History"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Animal Friends:   "See the Video:  Xiao Is an Energetic Pup Recently Put Up for Adoption at the Maryland SPCA"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, May 12th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Compassion and Community in the Worst of Times:   "Thousands Being Raised for Families Impacted by Woodlawn Murders, Fire"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "No One is Too Young to Make a Difference":   "Eight-Year-Old Virginia Boy on a Mission to Help the DC Homeless"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Leadership Role Model Generosity, Building the Future:   "Donors Make Record-Breaking $1.32 Million Gift to Nursing Students at Towson [Maryland] University"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Video:  Harrisonburg, Virginia Man Climbs 60 Feet to Save Cat Stuck in a Tree for Five Days"
      Resource Link:   Furry Friends Animal Rescue
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    A Connection for a Life:   "Missouri Man who Found Class Ring when He was Five Years Old Finds Owner More than 35 Years Later"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, May 11th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Leadership Role Model Hometown Businesspeople:   " 'Cake By Jason' Hosts Decorating Demonstration to Support 'Weekend Backpacks,' Children in Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Compassion in Action:   " 'Be the Good' Project Works with Food Trucks to Feed Families with 1,200 Free Meals on Mother's Day"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Special Needs, Special Mom:   "Savannah Mom Organizes Prom for Son with Autism after Formal Dance is Canceled for a Second Year"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Mother Duck Leads Ducklings Through Hopkins, Minnesota Elementary School"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Affirmation and the Arts:   "Rapping Senior Citizen Dancers Beat Back Asian Hate in San Francisco Chinatown"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responsive Responders:   "Former Maryland Lifeguard Saves Lady's Life in Georgia"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, May 9th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Leadership Young People:   "Missouri High School Senior Donates College Savings after Landing Prestigious Scholarship"
      Source:   CNN   ~   Click Here

*    A Child's Dream Comes True:   "A McAllen, Texas Boy Battling a Brain Tumor Made a Wish to Be a Firefighter.  Instead, He Became Fire Chief"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Elders:   " 'I'll Stick With It': This 96-Year-Old Milwaukee Crossing Guard Hopes to Make a Milestone"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger, Hometown Heart:   "Lutherville, Maryland Mother, Son Baking Up Sweet Treats to Raise Funds for Maryland Food Bank"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Community-Building:   "Baltimore's 'Ice Queens' Snowball Stand and Casey Cares Partner to Give 'Mommy Makeovers' for Mother's Day"
      Resource Links:   'Ice Queens' Snowballs on Facebook, and 'Casey Cares' Home Page
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, May 8th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Defending and Affirming Our Voting Rights; Find Your Community's Event:   "National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day - Five Events around Baltimore, Some One Hundred Nationwide"
      Source:   Home Page, the DAY OF ACTION   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Hometown Role Model Community Creativity and Caring:   "Northern Virginia's 'Rustic Love Vienna' Yard Signs Project Blossoms, Helping Feed More Families"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Heroic Grassroots Community Peacebuilders, 1 of 2:   "Baltimore Ceasefire Celebrates Four Years of Spreading Peace and Light"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Heroic Grassroots Community Peacebuilders, 2 of 2:   "Baltimore Community Leaders Continue Push for Peace for Ceasefire Weekend"
      Resource Link:   Baltimore Ceasefire 365
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Connection, Compassion, and Community:   "Maryland Peace of Mind Aims to Remove Stigma Associated with Mental Health"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Heroes:   "Good Samaritan Speaks about Heroic Ocean City, Maryland Rescue"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Heroic Responders in Blue:   "Three US Customs & Border Protection Officers Save an Unresponsive Infant at BWI Airport"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Cowabunga!  More Than Eight Hundred Turtles Rescued from New Jersey Storm Drains"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, May 7th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Creative Young People:   "Rockville, Maryland Teen Wins a Spot for Her Art in the US Capitol"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Why These Danish Cows are Getting a Cello Concert"
      Source:   CNN via WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Triumphant Response to Disabilities:   "Photos:  Deafblind Chevy Chase, Maryland Mom of Two Loves Running Marathons, Traveling:  'I Can Do Anything' "
      Source:   WBFF TV FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Young People in Action and in Service:   "Harford County, Maryland Teens, through Volun-Teen, Take On New Project After Raising $22,000 for Families Fighting Cancer"
      Source:   WMAR TV NEWS 2   ~   Click Here

*    Faith, Social Re-Entry, and Food Itself:   "Faith and Food Come Together in Baltimore's New 'Plating Grace & Grub' Food Truck"
      Source:   WMAR TV NEWS 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animals in Need, and Their Human Friends:   "Lucky Orlando Dogs!  Saving Super Senior and Special Needs Dogs"
      Source:   WMAR TV NEWS 2   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, May 6th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    'News We Love':   "Two Baltimore-Area Moms Get Cars from Vehicles for Change"
      Resource Links:   Donate a Car, Make a Difference with Vehicles for Change
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Loveable, Adoptable Animal Friends:   "'He's Just Adorable':  This Douglas, Massachusetts Dog Finally Has a New Home after Two Hundred Days in a Shelter"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue; Adorable:   "Baltimore County Police Rescue Trapped Baby Bunnies"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Veterans and Their Animal Friends:   "Service Dogs Save Veterans' Lives Through paws4vets (sic)"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Veterans, Our Neighbors:   "DC-Area Nonprofit, Uplift and In-Powerment, Helps Veterans, Active Duty Members of Color Transition to Civilian Life"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, May 4th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Culture and the Arts:   " 'May the Fourth be With You':  Celebrate Star Wars Day"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Taking Care of Our Animal Friends:   "Petco Donates $500,000 to Help Save Animals in Baltimore"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, the Nation's History:   "The Real First Memorial Day:  A Holiday Founded by Formerly Enslaved Black Americans"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, May 3rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Hometown Heroes Again:   "Good Samaritan Jumps into Bay to Rescue Infant Ejected in Ocean City, Maryland Crash"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    The Fundamentals; Our Compassionate Local Businesses:   "On Mothers' Day, Families to be Reunited for First Time in Months with Surprise Trip to DC"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Generous Hometown Pro Athletes:   "Washington NFL Football's Ron and Stephanie Rivera make $100,000 Donation to St. Jude Hospital; Dan, Tanya Snyder Match It"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "See the Video:  Raccoon Rescued after Getting Stuck Four Floors off the Ground in Silver Spring, Maryland"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Just a Jump to the Left:   "Progressive Activists in Maryland Form New PAC, Seek More Clout"
      Source:   The BALTIMORE SUN   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, May 2nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Social Equity, Resilience, Stability, and Justice:   "May Day:  Protesters Gather in DC Calling for Immigration Reform on Saturday"
      Resource Links:   The CASA Home Page, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Compassionate Young People:   "This Young Raleigh, North Carolina CEO Kept Her Special Needs Staff on Payroll through the Pandemic"
      Resource Links:   You Can "Spread It on Toast" at the 321 Coffee Shop
      Source:   NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    And She Said 'Yes!':   "Fan Proposes to Girlfriend after Announcing NFL Draft Pick"
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, May 1st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    A Chick-fil-A 'Everyday Heroes' Awardee:   "Joan Lenczycki Volunteers at Casey Cares, Sorts and Rolls Thousands of Donated Kids' PJs"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Fundraising Opportunity to End Cancer, May 8th:   " 'I've Been in Remission Ever Since':  In Maryland, Half Marathon, 5K Raises Money for Cancer Research"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Business and Non-Profits Together:   "Feeding and Helping Families in Need with Baltimore's DTLR and its 'Dare to Thrive' Health Initiative"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Again, Hometown Business and Non-Profits Together:   "Carroll County, Maryland Spa Hosts Cryotherapy Fundraiser to Help First Responders and Military Service Members"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Building Pluralism, Resilience, and Social Stability:   "Howard County, Maryland Commits Class Time to Stop Xenophobia"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, April 30th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Food, Hunger, and Leadership Role Model Community-Building:   "Orlando, Florida Community Fridges Help Those Struggling with Food Insecurity"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Future Leaders in Formation:   "WTOP Top Kid:  Fredericksburg, Virginia Boy with a Big Heart for Others"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, April 29th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Close to the Heart and Still Current:   "Watch:  National Guard Troops Dance the Macarena in the Streets with Protesters"
      Source:   WXIA TV ATLANTA, "11 Alive"   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "See the Video:  Franklin, Indiana Firefighters Rescue Reluctant Duckling"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Future Citizens and Leaders in Formation:   "Lovettsville, Virginia Kindergarteners Celebrate Arbor Day"
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Timonium, Maryland Eight-Year-Old Girl Sells Lemonade for a Good Cause"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Stretching Our Young People:   "Horse-Riding Program Helps Baltimore Children Overcome Adversity"
      Resource Link:   GoFundMe for Olivia Rose's Medical Expenses
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Special Needs Kids:   " 'You Can Just See the Joy':  Longwood, Florida Boy with Rare Disorder Gets New Ride for Fourth Birthday"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children Reach Out and Lead the Way:   "Bel Air, Maryland Preschool Raises Money for The Make-A-Wish Foundation with the 'Art For Wishes' Raffle"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children Still Reach Out and Lead the Way:   "Baltimore Eleven-Year-Old Donates 200 Items for Returning Students at Baltimore City Schools"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adoptable, Adorable Animal Friends:   "92-Year-Old Parkville, Maryland Man Finds 'Purrfect' Companion at The Humane Society of Harford County"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, April 28th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Responders in Blue:   "Pittsburgh Police Officer Saves Nine-Day-Old Baby After She Stopped Breathing"
      Resource Link:   GoFundMe for Olivia Rose's Medical Expenses
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Educators:   "History Teacher Named 2021 Baltimore County Public Schools Teacher of the Year"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community-Building Businesses; Grassroots Creativity:   "New Partnership, New Flavors Between Guinness, Black Marylanders Helping Local Communities"
      Resource Link:   The Job Opportunities Task Force, or JOTF
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community-Building Businesses; Grassroots Creativity:   " 'Parks And People' Non-Profit Opens Three New Parks Across Baltimore"
      Resource Link:   The Parks and People Foundation
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, April 26th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Compassion Plus Generosity Equals Hope and Life:   "DC Navy Veteran is Saving Lives - One Pie at a Time"
      Resource Link:   Home Page of Peter Tabibian's Z Burger
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Sheer Whimsey, Just in Time for Spring:   "Just Joshin':  Mighty Four-Year-Old Wins Wild Noodle-Bashing Battle of Hundreds Of Joshes in Lincoln, Nebraska"
      Source:   The HUFFINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    All-American Surviving and Thriving:   "Baltimore's Red Emma's is Moving Again, This Time to a 'Forever Home' of Its Own in Waverly"
      Source:   The BALTIMORE SUN   ~   Click Here

*    Compassion?  Community?  Baltimore?  This is What We Mean:   "Inside Ekiben's Six-Hour Trip to Make a Special Dish for Customer Dying of Cancer"
      EDITOR'S NOTE:  Please also see NBC News 4's Story in the March 19th listings, below.
      Resource Link:   Ekiben of Baltimore
      Source:  The BALTIMORE SUN   ~   Click Here

*    Caring for Our Neighbors with Disabilities:   "Baltimore's League for People with Disabilities Holds Annual #OMGFood Culinary Event"
      Resource Link:   The League for People with Disabilities
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Anchoring Our Resilient Communities:   "Doctors Partner with Woodlawn, Maryland Church to Get More People Vaccinated"
      Resource Link:   The League for People with Disabilities
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Building Ourselves, Our Neighbors, Our Very Communities:   "Baltimore's 'Pigtown Climbs' is Transforming an Abandoned Lot Into an Outdoor Rec Center"
      Source:  BALTIMORE MAGAZINE   ~   Click Here

*    Our Veterans:   "Loudoun County, Virginia:  Leesburg-to-Hillsboro Rally Raises $5,500 for Disabled Vets"
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, April 25th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Above and Beyond Duty's Call with This Responder in Blue:   "Watch and Behold:  Boston Policeman Belts Out Uplifting Songs Daily for Lifelong Friend Hospitalized with COVID-19"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Love Beyond Belief:   "Man Finds Christmas Wish List Tied to Balloon from Over 600 Miles Away from Kids; Makes Their Dreams Come True"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots and Family Leadership Formation:   "Father-Focused Program Aims to Strengthen Prince George's County, Maryland Children and Families"
      Source:   The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here

*    "It's a Miracle":   "One Couple, Two Hearts:  Sacramento Spouses Thankful for Gift of Life after Each Receives a Heart Transplant"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, April 24th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Inspiring and Empowering our Young People in Formation:   "The 'Perfectly Me Universe' Uses Kid Superheroes to Teach Values like Kindness, Compassion"
      Resource Links:   The 'Perfectly Me Universe' Home Page
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Leadership Love and Gratitude in Action:   "A Cook at a Fraternity House was Like a Mother to the Members.  Years Later, They Paid Off her Mortgage"
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, the Black Present, Shaping the Nation's Future:   " 'Field Notes':  How 'Mothers of the Movement' Continue to Fight for Justice"
      Resource Links:   Bless Child Community Association and the I Am SAC Foundation
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Loving Young People:   " 'Best Buddies' Program Helps a Virginia High School's Students Maintain Connection during Pandemic"
      Resource Link:   Best Buddies International
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Empowering Those with Disabilites:   "Meet 'InReturn Strategies,' a Start-Up Intent on Unlocking the Value of America's Disabled Workforce"
      Resource Link:   InReturn Strategies
      Source:   The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, April 23rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue:   "Police Officers Deliver Basketball Hoop to Kids in Glen Burnie, Maryland"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Fowl Play by Our Responders in Blue; Adorable:   "Operation Ducks-In-a-Row:  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Officers Help Ducklings who Caused Traffic Delays"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Community Leadership and Empowerment:   "Grassroots Mobilization 101:  Five Keys to Effectively Promoting Reform in Your Local Community"
      Source:   NBC4 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable, Unpredictable Pets:   "Dog Crashes Utah High School Track Meet and Wins Race, Paws Down"
      Source:   The HUFFINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Creativity and Our History, Our Shared Culture:   "Writing Competition Accepting Poems Celebrating Stories of Immigration"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children in Need; Compassion in Action:   "Casey Cares Hosts Variety of Fundraisers to Support Critically Ill Children in Maryland"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Citizen Leadership in Action:   "Talkin' Trash and Getting Results in this Franklin Square, Baltimore Neighborhood"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    More Grassroots Citizen Leadership in Action:   "See the Video:  'Park Heights Renaissance' Organizes Community Clean-Up"
      Resource Link:   Park Heights Renaissance - Bold New Heights
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Therapy Bunny at San Francisco Ballpark Brings Smiles, is Instant Hit"
      Source:   WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, April 22nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Serving the Underserved:   "Local Clinic Aims to Get Vaccinations to Baltimore's Native American Community"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Our Leadership Businesses:   "Safeway Foundation donates $227,000 to Maryland Food Bank"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Community Compassion in Action:   "We Can Help Support Meals on Wheels while Celebrating Ravens Draft Day"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Educator, Role Model, Heroine:   "Holabird Academy's Sidney Thomas is Baltimore's 2021 Teacher of the Year"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Education, the Environment, and Empowerment:   "Small Acts Really Can Make a Difference, says Organizer Behind Black In Environment Week"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS 7   ~   Click Here

*    Youth Formation and Empowerment and Civic Engagement:   "Leap Legal Software, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore, Join Forces to Celebrate Earth Day"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


WEDNSDAY, April 21st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue:   "Baltimore Police Bring Gifts to Five-Year-Old Boy Recovering from Graze Wound"
      Resource Link:   Facebook Page of the Baltimore Police Department - Youth Services Division
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Future Leaders in Formation:   "Stockton, California Thirteen-Year-Old Raises Thousands to Transport Seniors to Vaccination Appointments"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Friendship - and Beyond:   "Sterling, Massachusetts Lifelong Friends Schedule Hundreds of COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Missing and Injured Baltimore Dog Sparks Viral Search before Turning Up Days Later"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, Everyone's Future:   "Archaeological Homesite Discovery Linked To Maryland Abolitionist Harriet Tubman"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Role Models for Building Resilient and Just Communities:   " 'Opportunity for the Community Voice':  Howard University Hosts Listening Sessions with DC Police"
      Source:   ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Supporting the Underserved:   "UMB Opens First Regional COVID-19 Clinic Exclusively for Native Americans"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, April 20th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Adorable:   "143 Goldfish Available for Adoption after Being Removed from DC Pond"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Animal Friends:   "Vienna, Virginia Pastors' Yard Littered with Footwear as Fox Family Steals Neighborhood Shoes"
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Love and Compassion in Action:   "Watch the Videos:  These Touching Animal Rescues will Melt Your Heart"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, April 19th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    A Special Heart for Baltimore's Homeless:   "Councilman Zeke Cohen Asked to Kick Out Homeless Encampment; Helps Them Instead"
      Resources:  "A Few Links" Courtesy of Eddie Kadim and WMAR:  
      The Mayor's Office of Homeless Services;
      'Ending Homelessness in the Baltimore Region' with St. Vincent de Paul; and
      Legal Help with the Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Future Leaders in Formation:   "Alexandria, Virginia Teen Serves as Delegate in Senate Youth Program, Receives $10,000 Scholarship"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Lathrop, California Firefighter Rescues Kitten Hanging on Overpass"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Cat-astrophe Averted:   "Des Moines Cat Stuck in Tree Safe and Sound after Cherry Picker Rescue"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Animal Friends:   "Behold the Video:  Crowd Comes Out to See Thousands of Sheep Crossing an Eagle, Idaho Highway"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Grassroots Community Leadership:   "The Guardian Angels and First Call PPM Organizations Host COVID Community Initiative in Baltimore"
      Resource Links:   Baltimore's Guardian Angels, and the National Guardian Angels Organization
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Visionary Community-Building Businesses:   "Hotel Revival to Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, with Free Virtual and In-Person Events"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, April 18th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    This One's for You, Kathy:   "An Unlikely Friendship:  Five-Year-Old Girl, UPS Driver Share a Special Bond"
      Resource Link:   Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee Hospital
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Kids in Need, and Love in Action:   "This Kansas City, Missouri Woman has Lovingly Made More Than 1,500 Special Masks for Kids at a Missouri Hospital"
      Resource Link:   Children's Mercy Hospital of Kansas City
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Faith in Service, Love in Action:   "See the Video:  Islamic Relief USA Hosts Baltimore Food Giveaway For Ramadan"
      Resource Links:   Gwynn Oak Islamic Community, and Islamic Relief USA
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    A Call to Love:   "Baltimore's 'There Goes My Hero' Welcomes Drive-Up Bone Marrow Registration, and Drive Host Partners, as Donations Drop During Pandemic"
      Resource Links:   'There Goes My Hero' Home Page
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Businesses:   "Wawa, and The Wawa Foundation, Reach Milestone of Donating $100 Million to Causes Related to Health, Hunger, and Heroes"
      Resource Links:   'The Wawa Foundation' Home Page
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    John Waters, Eat Your Heart Out!  Community, Caring, and the Arts:   "Celebrate Mr. Trash Wheel's Seventh Birthday by Participating in Baltimore's Trashiest Public Art Project"
      Resource Links:   Check It Out
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    The City and the Arts - Glatt Baltimore at its Best:   "Cicada Parade-a, A Community Art Project, Welcomes the Bugs to Baltimore"
      Resource Links:   The 'Cicada Parade-a' Home Page and The 'Formstone Castle Collective' Home Page
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Update on Casey Cares - Search and See the Previous Story:   "Donate Pajamas for Critically Ill Children on National Wear Your PJs to Work Day"
      Resource Links:   The 'Casey Cares Biggest Party'
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, April 16th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Neighbors, Our City, Our Lives, Our Future:   "Back-to-Back Rallies on Baltimore's North Avenue, Saturday, April 17th - 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Peace in the Streets' "
      Resource Links:   The 'Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition', or BLMIC, on FaceBook;
      The 'BMore Men United - We Our Us' 'Peace in the Streets' on FaceBook; and
      The BLMIC Event Flyer on Geotrees.Com's FTP.

      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Wellbeing:   " 'Maryland Peace of Mind' - Mental Health Resources to Find Help"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Young People in Bold Leadership:   "Bryn Mawr Students Walk Out in Solidarity with Drama Teacher who Was Allegedly Forced to Resign"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Only in America - or, Actually, Japan, Too:   "Meet Bearsun, the Real-Life Teddy Bear on a Nearly 400-mile Journey"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets:   "Double Snuggle Alert!  See the Video:  Maryland SPCA Looking to Keep These Dogs Together for Life"
      Resource Link:   The Maryland SPCA
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Peoples' History, and the History of the Future:   "New Mural In Annapolis Across From Courthouse Features Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thurgood Marshall"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, April 14th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Community Leadership in Action:   " 'It Warmed My Heart':  How a Tiny California Town Rallied to Save its Chinese Restaurant"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Heroic Young People, Heroic Parents:   "Baltimore County Mother and Daughter make Unique Artwork to Help Families Affected by Autism"
      Resource Link:  The 'Cassie's Creations' Home Page
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Young People, Our Environment:   "Loudoun County, Virginia's Student Environmental Showcase Runs April 19th through the 25th"
      Resource Link:  The 'Loudoun Environmental Education Alliance' Home Page
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, April 13th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Community Leadership in Action:   "Howard County, Maryland Girl Scouts Rally to Preserve Camp Ilchester"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Watch:  Mother Bear and Cubs Stop Traffic in Merrimack, New Hampshire"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Educators, Unifying America:   "Howard County, Maryland Public Schools Teacher Helps Feed Students, Families Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Business Heroes, Unifying America:   "Baltimore Sportswear Company Highlights Grassroots Leaders as Brand Ambassadors"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Business Heroes, Unifying America:   "Fundraiser in Towson, Maryland for the R.I.C.H. Foundation in Baltimore"
      Resource Link:  The 'Reaching Innocent Children's Hearts,' or 'RICH,' Home Page
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, April 12th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Community Leadership in Action:   "Baltimore City Community Cleanup Pilot Program will Hire Residents to Clean Up Their Neighborhood"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    More Grassroots Community Leadership in Action:   "Baltimore's 'We Our Us' Brings Opportunity with Every Step They Take"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    The Human Heart at Its Best; "Go Thou and Do Likewise":   "Shaq Pays for McDonough, Georgia Man's Engagement Ring in Random Act of Kindness"
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, April 11th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Local Past, Building 'The History of the Future':   "Prince William County, Virginia Community Groups Advocate for Preservation of Black Cemeteries"
      Resource Links:  'The Coalition to Save Historic Thoroughfare' on Facebook and the Related GoFundMe Page
      Source:   NBC NEWS 4 WASHINGTON   ~   Click Here

*    Recovering Grassroots History, Building 'The History of the Future':   "Warren County, Ohio Treasure:  Ohio's First School for Black Children"
      Resource Link:  The Harveysburg Community Historical Society on Facebook
      Source:   The BLACK STAR NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Leadership in the Arts:   "Shuttered Pittsburgh Concert Venue Donates $80,000 in Equipment to Community Arts Organization"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Teachers; Students, Too:   "Students in Montgomery County, Maryland Surprise AP Bio Teacher with Special 'Thank You!' on Zoom"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our History, Our Future:   "Howard County, Maryland Makes Juneteenth an Official County Holiday"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Faith and Community-Based Leadership in Action:   "Baltimore Faith Leaders with 'Act Now Baltimore' Taking Action to Improve City Schools, Neighborhoods"
      Resource Link:  'Act Now Baltimore'
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, the Country's Future:   "Minneapolis Woman Helps Preserve Plywood Murals Displayed in the Wake of George Floyd's Death"
      Resource Link:  'The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, April 10th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Black History, Building the Country's Future:   "History and Hope:  A Celebration of Black History"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable and Adoptable:   "Pet of the Week:  Eleven Years Young, Princess the Cat Seeks New Home"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:   "April 11th is National Pet Day - Route One Apparel is Selling Gift Boxes for Dogs with All Proceeds Going to BARCS"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Compassionate Hometown Businesses:   "Cake By Jason Unveils Special Cupcake to Honor Autism Awareness Month and Support Pathfinders for Autism"
      Resource Link:   'Pathfinders for Autism'
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Young People:   "Baltimore Young People to Build 'Memory Garden' to Honor Victims of Gun Violence"
      Resource Link:   'Let's Thrive Baltimore'
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Leadership Young People, Again:   "North Kingstown, Rhode Island Boy, 4, Picks Garbage Up to 'Help Animals'"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, April 8th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Grassroots Heroes and Their Love in Action:   "This Arlington Superwoman Feeds, Clothes, and Provides for Hundreds of Immigrant Families"
      Resource Link:   Mariflor's Buckingham Mutual Aid Facebook Group
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Intrepid Young People:   "NY Mom:  'She's my Lifesaver' - Teen Revives Six-Month-Old while Babysitting"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Arlington, Virginia Animal Shelter Helps Reunite Baby Fox with Its Mom"
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Community-Builders:   "Baltimore Nonprofit Refurbishes Computer Equipment for People in Need"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Creativity and Spirit:   "Baltimore Native's Poem to be Presented at O's Home Opener"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Faith in Service and Actiont:   "Harford County, Maryland Church Helping Vulnerable Residents get Vaccinated"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, April 7th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Love in Action:   "Son Inspires Baltimore Native To Raise $2M For Research Into Rare, Fatal Genetic Condition"
      Resource Link:   The L-CMD Research Foundation
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Caring for Our Young People; Resource:   "Ryan Bartel Foundation Announces New 'Fairways for Hope' Golf Tournament for Teen Suicide Prevention"
      Resource Link:   The Ryan Bartel Foundation
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Civic Pride and Community-Building:   "Elk Grove, California Paying Homeless People to Clean Up After Themselves - And It's Working!"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Generous Hometown Businesspeople:   "Atlantic Coast Mortgage in Owings Mills, Maryland Raises $25,000 to Pay Utility Bills for Marylanders in Need"
      Resource Link:   The Fuel Fund of Maryland
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Baltimore Fifth Grader, International United Miss MD Preteen, Needs Your Help with School Supply Drive"
      Resource Link:   The Baltimore International Academy
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, April 6th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Community Solidarity and Love in Action:   "AUTISM AWARENESS:  Fun, In-Person 'Great Puzzle Pursuit Scavenger Hunt' Fundraiser Planned to Help Families Affected by Autism"
      Resource Link:   Pathfinders for Autism and the Great Puzzle Pursuit Scavenger Hunt
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Elders:   "Baltimore Man Plans on Flying an Aircraft to Celebrate his 100th Birthday"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, April 5th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Covid-19; Faith in Community and in Action:   "Interfaith Leaders Organize COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the ADAMS Mosque in Sterling, Virginia"
      Resource Link:   The All Dulles Area Muslim Society, or ADAMS, Home Page
      Source:   NBC NEWS 4 DC   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Community Role Models in Action; Resources:   " 'Embarrassing Look for the City':  DC Man Cleans Streets Up, Hopes City Addresses Litter Problem"
      Resource Links:   The 'Adopt-a-Block' Home Page and The 'Mayor's Office of the Clean City DC' Home Page
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    More Community Role Models in Action; Resource:   "Dialogue in a DC Barbershop:  Barber, Officer Aim to Improve Relationship Between Police, Public"
      Resource Link:   Commander Randy Griffin's Twitter Page
      Source:   NBC 4 NEWS DC   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue; Youth Citizenship Formation:   "Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Piloting 'Fresh Start' Diversion Program to Help Prevent Youth Arrests"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Awesome:   "Augusta, Georgia Restaurant Owner Offers a Job to the Burglar who Broke into His Business"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Oklahoma City Airport Workers Find Little Girl's Lost Stuffed Toy Dragon, Take it on Tour of the Airport"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, Easter, Final Day of Pesach, April 4th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Grassroots Creativity and Joy:   " 'Hope Blooms Bright':  Lake Ridge, Virginia Woman Creates Home Cherry Blossom Display to Uplift Community"
      Source:   ABC NEWS 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community-Minded Responders in Blue:   "Photos:  DC Officers Help Spread Easter Joy Throughout the District"
      Source:   ABC NEWS 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community-Minded Responders in Blue:   "Mural Turns Columbia, Maryland Grocery Store into Art Attraction Full of Mythical Creatures"
      Resource Link:   'Manneqart' Home Page
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable; Our Community-Minded Responders in Blue:   "Irving, Texas Cop Rescues Kittens Trapped under High School Cheerleader’s Car"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Hometown Heroes; Community Resource:   "Baltimore's 'Moveable Feast' 'Ride for the Feast 2021' Fundraiser to Take Place on May 1st, Saturday"
      Resource Link:   The 'Ride for the Feast' Page
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, April 3rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Gun Violence and Remembrance; Resource:   " 'Art Revealing the Gunfire Epidemic':  From Annapolis to the National Mall with the Soul Box Project"
      Resource Link:   The Soul Box Project
      Source:   WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Healing Heroes; Community Resource:   "Baltimore Men, and their Organization 'Live Benevolent,' are Working to Change Perception of Mental Health"
      Resource Link:   The 'Live Benevolent' Home Page
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Fathers and Sons, Our Hometown Heroes:   "Superhero Dad and Son with Autism Develop an Inspiring Comic Book Series"
      Direct Link:   The 'Jake Jetpulse' Home Page
      Source:   NBC NEWS 4 DC   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People; Resource:   "Montgomery County, Maryland High School Students Create Free COVID Newsletter"
      Direct Link:   The 'MoCo COVID-19' Home Page
      Source:   WUSA DC TV 9   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, April 2nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Food, Hunger, Homelessness, and Community:   "Small Oklahoma Town Eases Pandemic, One Restaurant Meal at a Time"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    More Food, Hunger, and Community:   "A Norfolk, Virginia Restaurant is Giving Away Free Meals - No Questions Asked"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Still More Food, Hunger, and Community:   "Dundalk, Maryland Baker Whips Up 'Cookies for a Cause' to Help Local Food Bank and Schools"
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Love, and Grassroots Community - Resource:   "Old-Fashioned Community-Building through Food in an Increasingly Detached World:  Delivering Platesful of Love in Tough Times"
      Resource Links:   Lasagna Love, National Website, and the E-dress for Loudoun, loudoun.lasagnalove@gmail.com.
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Still More Food, Love, and Grassroots Community - Resource:   "Cake Love from Cake4Kids"
      Resource Link:   Cakes4kids' Loudoun County Website
      Source:   LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Community-Based Leadership in Action; Resource:   "Safe Streets, and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), Hold an Essentials Giveaway"
      Resource Link:   Safe Streets' Website
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Humor, Heroism, and Humanity Itself:   "Baltimore's Own 'Big Fred' Watkins and his Lil Laughs Using Laughter to Combat Bullying"
      Resource Link:   'Big Fred' and Lil Laughs' Website
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, April 1st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Affirming Diversity; Two Community Resources:   "Baltimore Rally Held to Stand in Solidarity on International Transgender Day of Visibility"
      Resource Links:   Baltimore Safe Haven on Facebook and On the Web, Under Construction
      Source:   WMAR TV 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Cultivating Kids' Compassion and Generosity:   "The 'Chan the Caregiver' Books:  A Familiar Face Recognizing Caregivers"
      Direct Link:   ' Who Cares?' from the 'Chan is a Caregiver' Collection
      Source:   WMAR TV 2 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Honesty and Integrity:   "Norman, Oklahoma Goodwill Employee Returns $42,000 of Cash Found in Sweater to Owner"
      Source:   ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Resilience:   "How Did an Octopus Wind Up in Glide, Oregon?"
      Source:   ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Inclusiveness:   " 'PBS Kids' Celebrates Autism Awareness Month With New Friends"
      Direct Link:   'Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum'
      Source:   NBC TV 4 DC NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Nutrition; Community Resource:   "New 'Curbside Groceries' Initiative Launches in DC's Ward 8:  Here's How it Works"
      Resource Link:   Curbside Groceries, 'The Food Store that Comes to You"
      Source:   ABC 7 DC NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Alabama Pup Lily the Beagle, Missing for Two Years, Discovered in Oklahoma and Returned to Family"
      Source:   ABC 7 DC NEWS   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, March 31st, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Respect where Respect is Due:   "DC Teacher Surprised with Teacher of Year Award and $50,000 Check"
      Source:   ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Compassionate Kids, Role Models for All:   "For Seventh Birthday, Former Foster Child in Boston Collects Clothes, Toys for Other Foster Kids"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Love and Family in Action:   " 'They Are So Loved':  New Hampshire Community Celebrates Three Siblings Adopted Together"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Children in Need:   "Coronavirus in Maryland:  Where You Can Get a Free Meal whilst Schools are Closed"
      Source:   WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Young People, and a Community Resource; "From Rogues to Pro Racing":   "A Creative, Empowering Solution to Dirt Bikes in Baltimore"
      Resource Link:   PowerFest Baltimore:  'Plug Into a Better Baltimore'
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adorable Animal Friends:   "Support Local Businesses and Homeless Animals with the BARCS 'Pawsport' "
      Resource Link; Community Resource:   BARCS Pawsports Page
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Protecting One Another; Community Resource:   "Hundreds of Loudoun County, Virginia Residents with Disabilities Vaccinated by Arlington Nonprofit"
      Resource Link; Community Resource:   ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia
      Source:   The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, March 30th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Adorable, Adoptable Pets; Community Resource:   "Polly Pocket Needs a Fur-ever Home"
      Resource Link:   The Maryland SPCA
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:   "Video:  DC's 'One More Plate' Still Feeding Homeless People a Year Since Pandemic Began"
      Resource Link:   One More Plate's Home Page
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    Pluralism in Action; Building the Human Family:   "Dozens of DC Chefs Come Together to Fight Asian Hate with To-Go Meals"
      Resource Link:   Home Page of Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People; Our Adoptable Pets in Need:   "Fourteen-Year-Old Entrepreneur Helps Adoptable Pets Stand Out - WUSA's 'Get Uplifted' "
      Resource Link:   Sir Darius Brown
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Animal Friends:   "New Prince George's County, Maryland Police Recruit is an Emotional Support Dog Named Pete"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Partners in Health and Caring:   "Johns Hopkins is Partnering with Baltimore and DC Black Churches to Get Vaccines to Vulnerable Populations"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, March 29th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Food and Hunger; Faith in Action; Community Resource:   "UPDATE:  Northern Virginia Family Turns Little Libraries into Little Free Food Pantries to Feed Neighbors in Need"
      Resource Link:   Be the Good
      Source:  ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Communities in Partnership:   "Where to Find a Mobile Vaccination Clinic in Baltimore, Week of March 29th"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, Freedom's Future - Community Resource:   "Inaugural Juneteenth Festival and Parade to be Held in Annapolis"
      Resource Link:   The Annapolis Juneteenth Home Page
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Leaders - Community Resource:   "Loudoun County, Virginia Board Recognizes the '100WomenStrong' Giving Circle"
      Resource Link:   100WomenStrong Home Page
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Pet of the Week:  Adopt Kingston - He Loves Apples"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS ON LINE   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Takoma Park, Maryland Teens Volunteer as 'Vaccine Hunters' to Help Older Residents Get Appointments"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS ON LINE   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, March 28th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Food and Hunger; Faith in Action:   "Cars Line Up at Knights of Columbus Drive-Through Food Pantry in Laurel, Maryland"
      Direct Link:   St. Mary of the Mills
      Source:  WBAL TV 11 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Artists Illuminating the World:   "Mural Of Frederick Douglass to be Painted by Michael Rosato in Talbot County, Maryland"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Faith in Action, Building Community:   "Timothy Baptist Church in Baltimore Lending a Hand to Struggling Families during the Pandemic"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; More Faith in Action; Community Resource:   " 'No One Within Ten Miles of the HFZ will Go Hungry' - Baltimore Community Leaders Launch Hunger Free Zone"
      Resource Link:   The Baltimore Hunger Free Zone
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Sisu, the Mount Olive, South Carolina Stray Dog who Befriended a Purple Unicorn, Finds Adopter"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets and Responders, Too:   "Watch:  Stranded Dog Rescued on Railroad Bridge Along the Potomac River by DC Fire Crews"
      Source:  ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, March 27th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Two of Our Most Excellent Young People:   "Make Room, Hilde Kate Lysiak:  Washington Football Team President Surprises Eight-Year-Old Sportscaster with First Big Interview"
      Direct Links:   The Jason Wright Surprise Interview;   also Hilde Kate Lysiak and her The ORANGE STREET NEWS
      Source:  NBC TV 4   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, March 26th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Leadership Young People:   "Students at St. Philip Neri School Make Blankets for the Homeless and for Newborns at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Compassionate Young People, "Making Lemonade":   "A WTOP Top Kid:  Virginia Teen Gets Gifts to Kids at Fairfax Hospital during Tough Times"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Young People; Community Resource:   "KidsPeace in Columbia, Maryland Holding Gourmet Popcorn Fundraiser to Support Foster Care Services"
      Resource Links:   Kidspeace in Columbia; Get Your Popcorn Here;   also Kidspeace Nationwide
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes; Community Resource:   "Edgewood, Maryland's Mary Slade Dedicates Her Time to Helping Others Dealing with Poverty and Homelessness"
      Resource Link:   The Epicenter
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Supporting Community:   "GBMC's 'Walk a Mile in Their Shoes' for Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Victims Goes Virtual for 2021"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Young People; Community Resource:   "Loudoun County School Supply Outreach Project Takes Top Step Up Prize "
      Resource Link:   Loudoun Youth Inc.
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, March 25th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Love and Solidarity in Action:   "Organizers Hold Rally in Columbia, Maryland to Support Asian American Community"
      Direct Link:   "Stop Asian Hate" on Twitter
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Our Remarkable Leadership Kids; Resource:   " 'Make a Positive Difference':  Thirteen-Year-Old Boca Raton, Florida Brothers Collecting Cereal to Feed the Hungry - Since Age 8"
      Resource Link:   Boca Helping Hands
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Humor - Kaiju Comic Relief:   " 'Godzilla vs. Kong':  A Heavyweight Bout with a Light Touch"
      Resource Link:   Kaiju.Com - Special Message and Home Page
      Source:  ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    We're Not Making This Up, People - 'Dive,' 'Game Day,' and 'Beer Garden': Collect Them All':   " 'Smells Like Miller Time':  Bar-Scented Candles Bring Back Pre-Pandemic Memories"
      Resource Link:   "While They Last"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Compassion in Action:   "Maryland Food Bank Thanks Baltimore Ravens for Donations Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic"
      Resource Link:   The Maryland Food Bank
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, March 24th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Adorable:   "Girl in Italy has Some Unexpected Remote Learning Classmates | Get Uplifted"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9 and Its 'Get Uplifted' Feature   ~   Click Here

*    Compassion and Community:   "Clermont, Florida Family Business Creates Fitness, Fun for People with Disabilities"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Young People in Formation; Community Resource:   "Baltimore Recording Studio Offers Outlet, Healing for Young People"
      Resource Link:   The Layor Track Music Studio
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Elders:   " 'It's a Very Good Day':  San Diego Couple Married for 72 Years Reunites after a Year Apart"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Everyone Enjoys the Basics:   "Unexpected Guest!  Bear Soaking in Hot Tub Caught on Video in Gatlinburg, Tennessee"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, March 23rd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Indian Country, Human Country:   "Jay Winter Nightwolf Broadcasting On Line:  'The Truth About Black Wall Street,' Wednesday PM, March 24th" ~ Check Back for the Link
      Source:  Jay on Facebook   ~   Click Here

*    Scholarships; Youth Leadership Formation:   "Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties' Scholarship Deadline is This Friday"
      Direct Link:   The Community Foundation's Student Information
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Naturalized Immigrant Veterans; Community Resource:   "Purcellville, Virginia's HeroHomes Nonprofit Secures Property for Next House Project"
      Resource Link:   HeroHomes
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    UPDATE!  Our Remarkable Responders; Community Resource:   "Little Libraries Popping Up for Children, Thanks to Anne Arundel County, Maryland Firefighters"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Faith in Action for Our Kids in Desperate Need; Community Resource:   "Crofton, Maryland Branch of Global Organization Helps Unaccompanied Minors who Cross US-Mexican Border"
      Resource Link:   Bethany Christian Services
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets; and Kids to Match:   "Baltimore County Kindergartners to Raise Rescued Chickens"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Animals and Hearts for Healing:   "Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, or BARCS, Accepting Donations for Moose, a Dog Found Stabbed"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, March 22nd, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Faith in Action:   "Loudoun County, Virginia Clergy Lead Effort to Expand Vaccine Access"
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    One Heart at a Time:   "Omaha 90-Year-Old Knits Hats During Pandemic, Supports Nursing Home with Some of the Proceeds"
      Source:  WBALTV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Hometown Creativity; Community Resource:   "Charity Calendar Recreates Iconic Movie Posters with Older Americans as Models to Benefit Maryland Food Bank"
      Resource Link:   The Maryland Food Bank
      Source:  WBALTV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Leadership Love in Action:   "Maryland Cancer Survivor Pays it Forward, Sends more than 1,000 Care Kits to Patients Battling Disease"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, March 19th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Community Loyalty and Love:   "How to Support the Asian-American Community in Baltimore"
      Source:  BALTIMORE MAGAZINE   ~   Click Here

*    The Heart, the Very Soul, of Baltimore; Community Resource:   "These Baltimore Chefs Drove Six Hours to Cook a Dying Customer Her Favorite Dish"
      Resource Link:   Ekiben of Baltimore
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4 DC   ~   Click Here

*    Community Loyalty and Love:   "Fort Mitchell, Kentucky Community Rallies Around Chinese Restaurant that Received Threatening Calls this Week"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Community-Builders:   " 'There is No Limit':  Baltimore Business Owner Hopes New Store Inspires Generation of Kids"
      Direct Link:   Crazy Puddings' Home Page
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Back to the Land with Our Hometown Community-Builders; Community Resource:   "BLISS ("Baltimore Living In Sustainable Community") Meadows Enriches its Community Through Natural and Farmed Green Spaces"
      Resource Link:   BLISS Meadows' Home Page
      Source:  BALTIMORE MAGAZINE   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, March 19th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Responders in Blue; Reconciliation and Community:   "DC Police Asian Liaison Unit Offers Outreach, Support to Asian-Owned Businesses"
      Direct Link:   The Asian Liaison Unit
      Source:  ABC TV 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Saving a Life, Illuminating the World:   "Texas Marine Honored for Saving Drowning Child"
      Source:  NBC TV 4   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Hometown Community-Building; Community Resource:   "Real Food Farms Grows Produce for Low-Income Families in Baltimore, Teaches People about Harvesting Crops"
      Resource Link:   The Real Food Farm Home Page
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, March 18th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Reconciliation and Community:   "Unifying America:  Baltimore County Police Department's New Diversity, Equity Office Aims to Build Bridges Within Community"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Outside the Box:   "Behold the Video:  Baltimore Nun Dyes Hair Green after Group Reaches Fundraising Goal"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Breaking Stigmas, Opening Minds:   "Barbershop Program Encourages Honest Discussions Surrounding Mental Health"
      Resource Link:  The Confess Project
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Healing and Transformation; Community Resource:   "Bel Air, Maryland's Rage Against Addiction Hosts Interactive Virtual Run/Walk to Help Addicted People Find a Path to Recovery"
      Resource Link:  Rage Against Addiction
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, March 16th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Civics and Citizenship:   "Can You Pass the US Citizenship Test?  Take It Now"
      Resource Link:  Soledad O'Brien and 'The Listening Tour'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Community-Builders; Community Resource:   "Baltimore's Munir Bahar Leads by Example and Calls on Others to Help Build"
      Resource Link:  The William L. Adams Entrepreneurial Institute, or WAEI
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Leadership Community-Building; Community Resource:   "The Maryland Food Bank Adapts to Serve Unprecedented Number of People during Pandemic"
      Resource Link:  The Maryland Food Bank
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Love in Action; Community Resource:   "Baltimore Couple Creates 'The Infinite Love Project' and 'Be Kind' Signs to Spread Kindness"
      Resource Link:  The Infinite Love Project
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Community-Builders; Community Resource:   "Former Odell's Nightclub will House Baltimore Nonprofits"
      Resource Link:  Young Audiences of Maryland
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, March 15th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Amid COVID-19, Young Americans are Inspired to Find New Ways to Give Back to Their Communities"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Heart to Heart:   "Love is Alive and Well through COVID-19"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Educators:   " 'It's a Beautiful Day to Be in Our Class':  Parkville, Maryland Teacher Sings to Students"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:   "Man Dining at DC's The Wharf Jumps Into Water to Save Boy"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets; Community Resource:   "Adoptable Pet of the Week:  Meet Totten!"
      Resource Link:  DC's Humane Rescue Alliance
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Community Heroes; Community Resource:   "Activist in West Baltimore Gets 1,000 People Vaccinated Against COVID-19"
      Resource Link:  The Prince Hall Grand Lodge
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    People with Disabilities; Community Resource:   "Baltimore's La Cuchara Restaurant and its #OMGFood Fundraiser"
      Resource Link:  The League for People with Disabilities
      Source:  WBFF TV FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, March 14th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Role Models; Community Resource:   "Steelers Safety Terrell Edmunds and His Brothers, Trey and Tremaine, Write Children's Book"
      Direct Links:  Terrell's Book on the Steelers' Home Page and Resource Link:  My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center, Houston
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Role Models; Homelessness; Community Resource:   "William Scipio and The Deacon Chef Cooking Up Hope in West Baltimore"
      Direct Links:  The DeaconChef Home Page
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:   "See the Video:  This Atlanta Retiree Rescues Cats stuck in Trees for Free"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:   "A Unique Security Team Keeps Watch over this South Baltimore Neighborhood.  Meet 'The Riverside Watch Cats' "
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    All-American Class:   "Yo-Yo Ma Plays a Surprise Concert for a Clinic during his Post-Vaccination Waiting Period"
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

EVENTS

*    EVENT - Food and Hunger; Immigrants; Community Resource:   "New Group, the International Interfaith Service Initiative (IISI), to Host Food Distribution for DMV Immigrants in Need, Tuesday, March 23rd"
      Source and Resource:  The IISI Event Announcement in Full   ~   Click Here


SATURDAY, March 13th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Love in Action'; Leadership Hometown Businesses:   "Annapolis Coffee Shop Hiring Intellectually Disabled Individuals Warms Soul" - and See the Georgetown, DC Story Below!
      Direct Link:  Bitty & Beau's Home Page
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Two B&B Stories in a Row!  Leadership Hometown Businesses:   "Bitty & Beau's Coffee Shop is Opening a Location in Georgetown, DC"
      Direct Link:  Bitty & Beau's Home Page
      Source:  WJLA ABC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Heroic Young People:   " 'Take a Chance on Me':  Young Leesburg, Virginia Man with Autism Pens Poignant Cover Letter that Goes Viral "
      Source:  WJLA ABC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Young People and Our Hometown Heroes; Community Resource:   "Act Now Baltimore Working on Improving Education in the City"
      Resource Link:  Act Now Baltimore
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Lightbearers; Community Resource:   " 'It's More than a Rock':  The 'Kindness Rocks' Projects in Leesburg, Virginia, and Nationwide, Inspires Hope during Pandemic."  New Participants Welcomed Nationwide!
      Resource Link:  The National Home Page
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

EVENTS

*    EVENT - Food and Hunger; Immigrants; Community Resource:   "New Group, the International Interfaith Service Initiative (IISI), to Host Food Distribution for DMV Immigrants in Need, Tuesday, March 23rd"
      Source:  The IISI Event Announcement in Full   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT - Food and Hunger; Community Resource:   "Moveable Feast to Host In-Person 'Ride for the Feast,' May 1st, for Hungry Marylanders Who are Also Battling a Chronic Illness"
      Direct Links:  Ride for the Feast and Moveable Feast
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT - Liberation and Community:   "Baltimore's Annual LGBTQ Seder, Free and On Line, on Sunday, March 21st; 8 Nissan 5781"
      Direct Links:  The Eventbrite Link
      Source:  Baltimore Area Jewish Organizations   ~   Click Here


FRIDAY, March 12th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Community Building; Community Resource:   "Westminster, Maryland Habitat for Humanity Opens its First ReStore"
      Direct Link:  The ReStore's Home Page
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Plattsburg, New York Wife Takes Job at Husband's Nursing Home to be Able to See Him During COVID-19"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Affirmation and the Human Family:   "Maryland Bill Would Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Compassionate Hometown Businesses:   "Route One Apparel Donates $10,000 to Baltimore-Area Restaurants"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Love for Our Children in Distress:   "The Casey Cares Foundation is Collecting New Pajamas to Donate to Critically Ill Children in Maryland"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


THURSDAY, March 11th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Leadership Educators, Leadership Kids in Formation:   "Prince George's County, Maryland Public Schools to Roll Out Social Justice Academy"
      Direct Link:  Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Social Justice Academy
      Source:  NBC WASHINGTON NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Kids; Intergenerational Love:   "This Kansas City Nine-Year-Old Uses a Passion for Baking to Raise Money for Older People"
      Direct Link:  One Good Meal
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable!  More Remarkable Kids; More Intergenerational Love:   "Concord, Hew Hampshire Kids Help Mom Build Snowman to Spread Cheer at Senior Living Facility"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Generous Hometown Role Models:   "Baltimore's Own Casey Jenkins in the Running for World's Favorite Chef; Will Donate Prize if He Wins"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Role Models; Community Empowerment:   "The Tendea Family Organization Hosts Third Emergency Grocery Giveaway in East Baltimore"
      Resource Links:  The Tendea Family Organization - Our Fifth Story for the Tendea Family
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Homelessness; Community Love :   "El Paso Mother and Daughter Who Were Homeless Receive Surprise of a Lifetime"
      Source:  WJLA ABC TV NEWS 7   ~   Click Here

EVENTS

*    EVENT - Black Lives Matter:   "An 'In Person' Black Lives Matter Sidewalk Rally, Saturday, March 20th, Northern Parkway and North Charles Street in Baltimore"
      Source:  The Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC   ~   Click Here

*    EVENTS - Contemplative Practice in the World:   " 'Love and Resilience - The Contemplative Care Summit,' Free of Charge, with the Mind and Life Institute"
      Source:  The Mind and Life Institute   ~   Click Here

*    EVENTS - Spiritual Life and Practice:   "Unity of Fairfax' Sunday Highlights for March 14th, 2021"
      Source:  Unity of Fairfax   ~   Click Here


WEDNESDAY, March 10th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Food, Hunger, and Our Hometown Heroes:   "Miami Janitor Quietly Feeds Thousands During COVID Pandemic, and Love's the Reason"
      Source:  NBC 4 NEWS DC   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes; Community Empowerment:   "Baltimore Man Gives Land to Nonprofit Working to Connect Families of Color with City's Outdoor Spaces"
      Resource Link:   Backyard Basecamp
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Young People:   "Towson, Maryland Sixth Grader Finishes First Book, 'The Coolson Kids," Before the Age of Twelve"
      Resource Link:   The Author, the Book, on YouTube
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Love and Leadership in Baltimore:   "The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation Holds Another Food Drive"
      Direct Link:  The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Responders; Literacy:   "Glen Burnie, Maryland Firefighters Donate 'Little Library' to Community Devastated by Fire"
      Direct Link:  Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters Local 1563
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Responders; Bridging the Divide:   "California Father, Son Team Helps Families Get their COVID-19 Vaccines"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

EVENTS

*    EVENT - Black Lives Matter:   "A City-Approved 'In Person' Black Lives Matter Sidewalk Rally, Saturday, March 20th, Northern Parkway and North Charles Street in Baltimore"
      Source:  The Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC   ~   Click Here; Contact Ryan Sattler at 717-891-6156, or 'ryansattler@comcast.net'

*    EVENT - Peace in the Middle East, and Beyond:   "On Line:  'ISIS and the Future of Violent Extremism in the Middle East', Monday, March 22nd"
      Source:  The US Institute of Peace   ~   Click Here

*    EVENTS - Faith, Peace, Justice, and World Affairs:   " 'The Pope's Visit to Iraq:  An Historic Juncture', On Line, Monday, March 15th, and Other Events"
      Source:  Georgetown University's Berkley Center   ~   Click Here

*    EVENTS - Our Diverse Cultural and Spiritual Wealth:   " 'Moments in American Islamic History' - America's Islamic Heritage Museum, March 11, 2021 and Beyond"
      Source:  America's Islamic Heritage Museum   ~   Click Here


TUESDAY, March 9th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Men; Community Empowerment:   "Men March for Peace in Response to Spate of Youth Shot in Baltimore"
      Resource Link:   The We, Our, Us Unity Engagement Men's Movement
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Precious Young People; Community Engagement:   Fox 45 Exclusive - "Ten-Year-Old Shooting Victim Released from Hospital; Non-Profits Offering Help"
      Resource Link:   Kaelin's GoFundMe Page
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Courage Over Adversity:   "Baltimore Artist Uses Song to Recover from Tragic Accident, Relates to COVID-19 Survivors"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Human Family:   " 'Different is Beautiful':  Rocklin, California Girl with Down Syndrome Helps to Inspire Book about Inclusion"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Matriarchs:   "Grace Lee Boggs Fought for Equality, Fairness, and Hope Throughout Her Lifetime"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   " 'Think Black':  Fifteen-Year-Old Pikesville Student Creates App to Support Black Businesses Hit Hard by Pandemic"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Hometown Businesses:   "Several Baltimore Businesses Team Up to Donate More than 80,000 Masks to Teachers"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    More Remarkable Leadership Hometown Businesses; Youth Empowerment:   "Baltimore's DTLR Launches College Scholarships"
      Resource Link:   DTLR Villa
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

EVENTS

*    EVENT - American Indigenous Peoples' Rights:   "Join Professor Elizabeth Rule and Glen Coulthard, Professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of British Columbia."
      Source:  American University's School of International Service, or SIS   ~   Click Here

*    EVENTS - Faith, Peace, Justice, and World Affairs:   "A New Berkley Center Series:  'Sikh Identity in the Indian Farm Protests', Dates TBD"
      Source:  Georgetown University's Berkley Center   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT, Weekly - Food and Hunger in Northern Virginia:   "Free Grocery Assistance, Friday Afternoons in March, at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, or ADAMS"
      Source:  ADAMS, Main Center, Sterling   ~   Click Here

*    EVENTS - Contemplative Practice in the World:   "Summer Research Institute Applications, and Several Events"
      Source:  The Mind and Life Institute   ~   Click Here

*    EVENTS - Contemplative Practice and Living:   "Unity of Fairfax' Classes and Events for Spiritual Life, March 9th, 2021"
      Source:  Unity of Fairfax   ~   Click Here


MONDAY, March 8th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable Young People:   "Teacher, Student Team Up to Create Children's Book Honoring Senior Community"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Extraordinary Compassion and Generosity:   "Husband, Wife Each Donate Kidneys to Strangers"
      Source:  NBC TV 4 DC   ~   Click Here

*    Our Young People, Changing the World:   "Amanda Gorman Mural Now a Part of DC Landscape; Artwork Honors Her Inauguration Day Poem"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Change, Transformation, and the Arts:   "Photos:  Massive New DC Mural of VP Kamala Harris was Crocheted by People Around the US"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Precious Children - Follow-Up:   "Seven-Year-Old Birmingham, Alabama Girl who Used Lemonade Stand to Fund Brain Surgery is Recovering"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

EVENTS

*    EVENT - Religion, Peace, and World Affairs:   "From the Berkley Center:  'The Panorama of Religious Freedom in Cuba,' Monday, March 15th, and Two More Events"
      Source:  Georgetown University's Berkley Center   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT - Global Statecraft and Affairs:   "From the AU School of International Service:  Seven Events through March 18th"
      Source:  American University's School of International Service   ~   Click Here

*    EVENTS of Many Kinds:   "This Week at Busboys and Poets - International Women's Day and More"
      Source:  Busboys and Poets, All Locations   ~   Click Here


SUNDAY, March 7th, 2021     - To the Top -

*    Our Remarkable, Adoptable Pets:   "These 20 Pups Escaped Freezing Texas Weather Thanks to an Arlington, Virginia Animal Shelter and a $65,000 Donation"
      Resource Link:   Lucky Dog Animal Rescue of Arlington, Virginia
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Tomorrow's Leaders in Formation:   "17-Year-Old Shocked when She Learned She was Offered More Than $1 Million in College Scholarships"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Traditions:   "Despite The Pandemic, Baltimore Arabbers Work to Maintain Legacy, Build Future"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Unconventional Philanthropy:   "Bikers Donning Boxers Rev Engines to Raise Funds for Heating Costs for Elderly"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Unconventional Philanthropy:   " 'Our Families Appreciate Everything':  How You Can Help 'The Children's Inn' at NIH during COVID"
      Resource Link:   Support The Children's Inn at NIH
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

EVENTS

*    EVENT - Our Living Traditions:   "PRE-PESACH, Thursday, March 11th:  'Pre-Passover Celebration of Female Voices of Freedom in Honor of International Women's Day' "
      Resource Link:   Details and Registration Page
      Source:  A Private DC Resident and Sephardic Heritage International (SHIN) DC   ~   Click Here

*    EVENT - Our Living Traditions:   "INTERFAITH HUMOR, Sunday, March 14th:  'A Virtual Celebration of Muslim and Jewish Humor' "
      Resource Link:   The JIDS Home Page
      Source:  The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society, or JIDS   ~   Click Here


Saturday, March 6th, 2021

*    Our Hometown Heroes; Community Empowerment:   " 'Tears of a Mother's Cry' and 'Little Hearts United' to Host Event for Children's Mental Health Counseling"
      Resource Link:   Tears of a Mother's Cry and Little Hearts United
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Precious Babies; Being Prepared:   " 'Better to Be Prepared':  Woman Says CPR Training Kicked In when She Found Her Baby not Breathing"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:   " 'Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women' Students Win $15,000 in National Science Competition for Asthma Kits They Created"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Precious Babies; Being Prepared:   "Pregnant Fort Pierce, Florida 911 Operator Helps Deliver Premature Baby Over the Phone"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Role Models:   "DC Lawyer Inspires Young Girls to Achieve their Dreams through Series of Children's Books"
      Source:  WJLA ABC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    More Remarkable Role Models:   "Tibetan Spiritual Leader, HH the Dalai Lama, Gets Vaccine Shot"
      Resource Link:   His Holiness' Home Page
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4 DC   ~   Click Here


Friday, March 5th, 2021

*    Our Hometown Heroes:   " 'Absolutely Not a Big Deal' - Gaithersburg Handy Man Donates Kidney to Man who Hired Him"
      Resource Link:   Dan's GoFundMe Page
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    More Hometown Heroes:   "Orlando Good Samaritan Helps Police Save Father and Son from Overturned Car in Pond"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Youthful Hometown Heroes:   "Six-Year-Old Colebrook, New Hampshire Boy Honored for Saving Lives During Apartment Fire"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    More Hometown Heroes, Anyone?   "Columbia, Maryland 911 Dispatcher Helps Couple Deliver Baby Boy"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Help for the Homeless; Community Empowerment:   "Baltimore Group Ties Coats to Trees, Benches for Those in Need"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Community Empowerment - Two Models:   "Baltimore's 'Women Helping To Empower Women' Walk to Bring the Village Back"
      Resource Links:   Women Helping to Empower Women and We Our Us
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Thursday, March 4th, 2021

*    Food and Hunger; Faith in Action and in Service:   "Northern Virginia's All Dulles Area Muslim Society, or ADAMS, Hosts a Grocery Assistance, Friday, March 5th"
      Resource Link:   The Grocery Assistance Details
      Source:  ADAMS   ~   Click Here

*    Bereavement Ministry and Grief Support; Community Empowerment:   "Sign Up to Be a Volunteer with Roberta's House, Baltimore"
      Resource Link:   Roberta's House
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Elders:   "This 94-Year-Old Anderson, South Carolina Crossing Guard has No Plans to Slow Down"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Elders; Community Empowerment:   "The Harford Family House Hosts 'Off the Street Sleep Out' to Support the Harford County, Maryland Homeless Community"
      Resource Link:   The Harford Family House
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Four Cats Saved from Sinking Ship by Thai Sailor who Swam to Save Them"
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    The Arts and Inspiration:   "The Sixth Annual Women's Choral Festival with Capital Harmonia"
      Resource Link:   The House of Ruth
      Source:  The HERNDON, VIRGINIA PATCH   ~   Click Here

*    Our Young People and the Arts:   "Traveling Players:  Auditions for Summer Theater, Grades 8 through 12"
      Source:  The RESTON, VIRGINIA PATCH   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:   "Rescue Dog Saves New Owner's Life, Waking Him during Medical Emergency"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

*    Our Enterprising Young People:   "This Seven-Year-Old Birmingham, Alabama Girl is Selling Lemonade to Raise Money for Her Brain Surgeries"
      Resource Link:   Liza's Fundraising Site
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Faith Serving Our Kids; Community Empowerment:   "The Shepherd's Staff is Accepting Donations for its Annual Easter Basket Drive to Help Carroll County Children in Need"
      Resource Link:   The Easter Basket Drive
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    'The Totality of Reality'; Resilience and Empowerment:   "Hope Rising:  Instilling Hope in Children and Helping Settle Fears"
      Source:  WJLA ABC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    The Right Place, at the Right Time:   "Dr. Oz Aids Police in Resuscitating Man at Newark Liberty International Airport"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Love in Action; Community Empowerment:   "Northern Virginia Mom Launches Free Little Food Pantries to Fight Hunger"
      Resource Link:   Be the Good Project's Site
      Source:  NBC TV 4 DC   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month, and the History of the Future:   "Changemakers:  Meet the DC Area's Black Trailblazers and Trail Builders"
      Source:  NBC TV 4 DC   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

*    Love and Honor for Our Elders:   "Adopt a Grandparent Amid Pandemic, Share Smiles with Balloons"
      Resource Link:   The 'Adopt a Grandparent' Site
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, Our Future:   "History and Hope:  This Durham, North Carolina Retired School Leader Says Young People Should 'Continue to Fight' for Social Justice"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Homelessness and More; Community Empowerment:   "The Real Care Providers Network, Other Baltimore Nonprofits to Help Homeless - 'Housing is Just the First Step' "
      Resource Links:   The Real Care Providers Network and Nuwave Health Care Services
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable - Our Remarkable, Adoptable Pets:   "Donate, and Have a Cat or Dog from BARCS Join Your Next Virtual Meeting"
      Resource Link:   The 'Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, or BARCS' Site
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Monday, March 1st, 2021

*    Our Leadership Young People Aiding the Homeless; Community Empowerment:   " 'Facilitating Connections' - Great Falls, Virginia Siblings Start Charitable Initiative"
      Source:  A Northern Virginia Family and Friends   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Love and Creativity:   " 'I Wanted to Be the Light in the Dark':  North Carolina Mom Creates Stuffed Animals for Kids with Special Needs"
      Resource Link:   The Firefly Patch
      Source:  KTVZ TV   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Baltimore Heart and Class, Hon:   "Blood Bank of Delmarva Teams with Ravens and Others to Host Blood Drive at M&T Bank Stadium"
      Source:  WMAR TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    An All-American Cultural Icon:   "National Spelling Bee to be Led by a Nonprofit Leader"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Community Empowerment:   "Hanley Energy Sponsors Breakfast Cereal Drive for Loudoun Hunger Relief"
      Resource Link:   Loudoun Hunger Relief
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    First of Two - Our Young People, Our City, Our Future:   "Baltimore Children's Cabinet Releases Plan to Help Children, Youth Thrive"
      Resource Link:   The Baltimore Children's Cabinet
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Second of Two - Baltimore Children's Cabinet:   "Young Leader Responds to Baltimore Mayor's New Plan Prioritizing Youth"
      Resource Link:   Challenge 2 Change
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Caring in Community; Community Empowerment:   "The Baltimore Furniture Bank Provides Assistance to Families Amidst Pandemic"
      Resource Link:   The Baltimore Furniture Bank
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Caring in Community; Community Empowerment:   "Volunteers Build Ramp for Disabled Veteran Who Hadn't Left His Home in Two Years"
      Resource Link:   The Veterans of All Wars Riders
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Sunday, February 28th, 2021

*    Nourishment and Food for Body, Heart, and Soul; Community Empowerment:   " 'Lasagna Love' - Helping Neighbors with Meals Delivered"
      Source:  A Northern Virginia Private Citizen and Friends   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month and the American Future:   "History and Hope:  Author Shares Story of Family's Role in Montgomery Bus Boycott"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, Our Matriarchs, and the American Future:   "Denied a Teaching Job for Being 'Too Black,' She Started Her Own School - and a Movement"
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Our Enterprising Young People:   "Nine-Year-Old Plymouth, Hew Hampshire Girl Scout Sells Cookies in All Fifty States"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Community Empowerment:   "From a Few Cans of Food to Lunch for an Entire Virginia Community"
      Resource Links:   The Ampersand Pantry Project and its GoFundMe Page
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Hearts on Fire:   "Elderly Kingston, New York Couple Falls in Love during Pandemic, Planning Wedding after Vaccination"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month, Our Remarkable Young People, and "the History of the Future":   "Nefertiti Griffin Wins WJZ Black History Oratory Competition 2021"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Our Young People; Community Empowerment":   " 'Weekend Backpacks' Helping Hungry Baltimore Students"
      Direct Links:   'Blessings in a Backpack' and 'Weekend Backpacks'
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Saturday, February 27th, 2021

*    For Love and Life:   "DC Veteran Bakes Pies to Save Lives by Funding Suicide Prevention Training" / 24 x 7 HOTLINE:  800-273-8255
      Resource Links:   Restore Life and Cookie's Sweet Potato Pie
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Act Now Baltimore - Our Fifth Story in the Series:   " 'Act Now Baltimore' Addresses City Violence"
      Resource Link:  Act Now Baltimore
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month and the History of the Future:   "Lawmakers Reintroduce Juneteenth Bill.  This 94-Year-Old Fort Worth Activist Will Do 'Whatever it Takes' to Make It a National Holiday"
      Resource Link:   Opal Lee's Petition:  "Make Juneteenth a National Holiday in 2021"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Our Remarkable Young People:   "WJZ's Black History Oratory Competition, Airing Saturday at 7:30 PM Eastern, Goes Virtual due to Pandemic"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week:   "Raisin The Dog is Up for Adoption at the Maryland SPCA into a Catless Home"
      Resource Link:   Maryland SPCA
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Sharing Good News:   "CNN'S 'The Good Stuff' for Saturday, February 27th, 2021"
      Source:  CNN   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Love and Hometown Class, Hon:   "Bobbleheads Memorialize Baltimore Sports Superfan Mo Gaba, Raise Money for Charity"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Health, and Hometown Black Enterprise:   "DC Start-Up 'Legendary Burger Company' Enters the Meatless Burger Arena"
      Resource Links:   Everything Legendary and Union Kitchen
      Source:  WJLA ABC TV 7 NEWS DC   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Community Leadership Role Models:   " 'I Was Concerned About the Pipes':  Dedicated Custodian Spent Night Watching Over Dallas School During Storm"
      Source:  NBC TV 4 NEWS DC   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Corporate Generosity, Hon:   "Weis Markets Donates $5,000 to the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition"
      Resource Links:   The Coalition, or HEBCAC
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Friday, February 26th, 2021

*    Local Black History and Our US National Future:   "Ellicott City, Maryland Hockey Mom's 'Players Against Hate' Featured at Capitals-Penguins Pregame"
      Resource Link:  Players Against Hate
      Source:  WMAR ABC TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, the Community Fridge Movement, and a Hometown Hero:   "Restauranteur Mark Bucher Brings 'Feed the Fridge' Program to Montgomery County, Maryland"
      Resource Link:  Feed the Fridge
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:   "A WTOP Top Kid:  As Family Battles Cancer, Loudoun County, Virginia Teen Leads Campaign to Raise Money for Others"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Humankind, Being Kind; Hometown Heroes:   "'She's a Friend to Him':  Beverly, Massachusetts School Bus Driver Becomes Unsung Hero for Student"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable; Our Remarkable Pets:   "Cat Who Vanished Fifteen Years Ago Reunited with Owner in Los Angeles"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Leadership Heroes:   "Perry Hall, Maryland's Fran Gustin Combines Her Senior Center and Passion for Volunteering to Give Back in the Pandemic"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets, and Those Who Love Them:   "Bel Air, Maryland Woman Rescues Thirteen-Year-Old Dog and Hopes to Inspire Others to Adopt Older Animals"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Thursday, February 25th, 2021

*    Our Remarkable Young People; Life Itself:   "The American Happiness Project:  A Journey to Joy Across All Fifty States"
      Resource Link:  "American Happiness," the Documentary
      Source:  WJLA ABC DC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Passing the Torch:   "Protester:  'I'm Doing This for My Kids' "
      Source:  The ORANGE STREET NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Compassion and Community in Action:   "Austin, Texas Bakery Gives Away Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Groceries to Help Those Hit Hardest by Storms"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People; the Arts:   " 'Never Expected This to Happen':  New Albany, Indiana Teen Musician's School Project Goes Viral"
      Resource Link:  Ms. Meunier's "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black Lives Matter; Compassion in Action:   "BLM Global Network Foundation Launches Survival Fund Amidst Federal COVID-19 Relief Wait"
      Resource Link:  The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black Lives Matter; Community in Action:   "Watch:  'Feeding the DMV' Town Hall Addresses Community Food Insecurity"
      Resource Link:  The Capital Area Food Bank
      Source:  WJLA ABC TV 7 DC   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:   "The Shepherd's Staff Invites You to Empty Bowls, a Fun Culinary Adventure that Supports Carroll County Restaurants and Families in Need"
      Resource Link:  The Shepherd's Staff, On Line
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month and "The History of the Future":   "The EMAGE Center is Creating Opportunities and Hope in West Baltimore"
      Resource Link:  Citywide Youth Development and the EMAGE Center
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Responders in Blue:   "This 91-Year-Old Camden, Arkansas Police Officer has No Plans to Retire"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

*    Act Now Baltimore; Grassroots Empowerment - Our Fourth Story in the Series:   "[Day Two:]  The Act Now Baltimore Initiative"
      Resource Link:  Act Now Baltimore
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Act Now Baltimore; Grassroots Empowerment - Our Third Story in the Series:   " 'To Do Nothing is to Continue to Participate in Madness:'  Baltimore's Bishop J.L. Carter Pushes Change"
      Resource Link:  Act Now Baltimore's List of District Hubs
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Our Remarkable Leadership Youth:   "She's the Only Black Kid in Her Pearland, Texas Fifth-Grade Class.  She Spoke Up when Slavery Wasn't Included in a Lesson Plan"
      Resource Link:  Iris' Essay in Skipping Stones, and the New York Times' 1619 Project
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Act Now Baltimore; Grassroots Empowerment - Our Second Story in the Series:   "[Day One:]  Act Now Baltimore Launches, Using Faith-Based Leaders to Help Create Change"
      Resource Link:  Act Now Baltimore
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Act Now Baltimore; Grassroots Empowerment - Our First Story in the Series:   "Pastors Aim to Curb Crime, Clean Up Baltimore City, and Hold Elected Leaders Accountable"
      Resource Link:  Act Now Baltimore
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Love and Generosity in Hard Times:   "A Delivery Driver Got Stuck in an Austin Driveway During the Texas Storm.  This Couple Took Her In for Five Days"
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Four-Legged Responders:   "What's In a Name?  Stafford County, Virginia Sheriff Needs Suggestions for Bloodhound Pup"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month, and the History of the Future:   "The Baltimore Legacy Builders Initiative Helps Bring Education to Underserved Communities"
      Resource Link:  The Baltimore Legacy Builders Collective
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; the Arts:   "Art Project Aims to Shed New Light on Maryland History"
      Resource Link:  The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, with The Monument Project
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    It's Just Hometown Love, Hon:   "Ravens Coach John Harbaugh and Wife Pay Everyone's Restaurant Tab at Jimmy's Famous"
      Resource Link:  "That's Our Coach!"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

*    Black History Month; Our Hometown Heroes:   "Baltimore's R.I.C.H. ('Reaching Innocent Children Hearts') Foundation to Host Outreach Give-Back"
      Resource Links:  The R.I.C.H. Foundation
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Black Lives Matter:   "Baltimore's Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC, Releases Video of Social Justice Legislation Livestream"
      Resource Link:  The February 20th Livestream on Youtube
      Source:  The Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Hometown Role Models:   "Baltimore Muralist Latosha Maddox Depicts Poet Amanda Gorman in West Baltimore"
      Resource Link:  "Meet the Artist!"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Take a Smile-Time Break:   "Watch:  Doorbell Camera Catches Louisville Mailman Making Snow Angel"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Role Models:   "History and Hope:  Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Dr. Simon Estes Says 'Let's Give Love a Chance' "
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Role Models:   "History and Hope:  Professor Robert Stanley Oden Encourages Youths to Engage in Community to Help Fight Racism"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Heroic Young People in Action:   "Middletown, Ohio Thirteen-Year-Old Honored after Rescuing Girls from Icy Pond"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:   " 'He's My Hero':  Donegal, Pennsylvania Pharmacist Drives through Snowstorm to Deliver Vaccine to Family in Need"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Random Acts of Kindness - Resource:   " 'I Don't Even Know What to Say':  Comedian's Surprise Tip Leaves Server in Tears"
      Resource Link:  Heartthreads
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Monday, February 22nd, 2021

*    Our Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "Joint Service Project Collects Donations for 'Attire 4 Hire' "
      Resource Links:  The Loyola Blakefield Event on Facebook
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Animal Friends - Resource:   "Pet of the Week:  At Nearly 75 Pounds Stripped and Dry, Jean Claude is a Hunk and He Knows It"
      Resource Link:   The DC Humane Rescue Alliance
      Source:  WTOP NEWS DC   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Bold Patriarchs:   "History and Hope:  Former Pro Baseball Player, Sheriff's Deputy Dan Calloway Hopes that Youths Don't Give Up on Fight for Justice"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Hometown Love in Action - Resources:   "The 'BMore Community Food' Organization Feeds the City's Hungry"
      Resource Link:   BMore Community Food on the Web and on Facebook
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Bold Patriarchs:   "History and Hope:  88-Year-Old Alvin Brooks, Former Police Officer, Says He Prays Black History Month 'Will Mean More Than Just a Month' "
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Hometown Love in Action - Resource:   "Jackson, Mississippi Sisters Give More than 1,200 Meals to Those Affected by Winter Storm"
      Resource Link:   Johnnie Champion Community Center
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Random Acts of Kindness Week; Hometown Love in Action:   "Three-Year-Old Howard County, Maryland Boy in Remission from Cancer Surprised by McDonald's, Meets Favorite Superhero"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Love in Action:   "Former UPS Driver, Morgan State Alumnus Calvin Tyler Commits $20 Million For Scholarships"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Sunday, February 21st, 2021

*    Black History and the American Future - Resource:   " 'Walk a Mile in Our Shoes':  Virginia Artist Uses Art to Convey Powerful Message"
      Resource Link:   Busboys and Poets
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heart in Action:   " 'It's Kind of Fun':  Woman Clears Ten Miles' Worth of Snow from Neighbors' Driveways"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heart in Action Again, "Baltimore Helping Baltimore":   "Former Ravens Running Back Ray Rice Gives Free Food Away to Baltimoreans"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:   "Group of Millville, Massachusetts Friends Makes it Routine to Help Remove Elder Neighbors' Snow"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Young People:   "Innovative Saskatchewan Ten-Year-Old Creates 'Stick Library' for Dogs"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Two Times a Healer:   "Tunisian Doctor Plays Violin to Boost Virus Patients' Morale"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Community Heroes:   "A Minute a Day:  How You can Sign Up to Help a DMV-Local Hospital Group Fight COVID, Using Only the Internet"
      Resource Link:   The Community Research Partnership
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes - The Tendea Family Organization Again:   "Leadership Neighborhood Group Holds Clean-Up for East Baltimore Community"
      Resource Links:  The Tendea Family Organization - Our Fourth Story for the Tendea Family
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Saturday, February 20th, 2021

*    Homelessness - Resources:   "Five Ways You Can Help Those facing Homelessness in the Cold"
      Direct Links:   Numerous Resources in the Article - Click on the Link Below
      Source:  WTOP NEWS ON LINE   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month:   "Saturday will be Maryland's First Civil Rights Heroes Day"
      Direct Link:   More Stories on WBAL
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Hometown Heroes:   "A Leander, Texas Grocery Store Lost Power and Let People Leave Without Paying.  Shoppers Paid It Forward"
      Direct Link:   A Customer's Facebook Story
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month:   "Three In-Person Perspectives on Life during Segregation, Integration"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    The Arts:   "Four Artists Sought For Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence (MD AIR) Program"
      Direct Link:   MD AIR
      Source:  The COLUMBIA, MARYLAND PATCH   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Health, Harmony, and You:   "See the Video:  The Afro-Vegan Society Creates a Plant-Based BLT"
      Direct Link:   The Afro-Vegan Society
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Behold:  Love and Music to the Rescue - Resource:   "The Crush Funk Brass Band Livens Streets and Neighborhoods Up All Over the DMV"
      Direct Link:   The MusicianShip
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4 DC   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "San Antonio Woman Uses Tortillas to Rescue a Freezing Dog"
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4 DC   ~   Click Here

*    Love and Joy:   "A Chicago Woman who Lost her Wedding Ring Fifty Years Ago Got it Back on Valentine's Day"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS ON LINE   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Generosity, Solidarity, and Love, Hon - Resource:   "Baltimore's 'Famous Fund' Keeping Local Restaurants' Doors Open"
      Direct Link:   The Famous Fund
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Friday, February 19th, 2021

*    Food, Hunger, and Homelessness; Our Hometown Heroes:   "Prince George's County, Maryland Man Pays it Forward by Feeding Area's Homeless"
      Source:  NBC TV 4   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Dr. King - Resource:   "The MLK Memorial Foundation Honors 10th Anniversary by Lending a Helping Hand"
      Direct Link:   The Memorial Foundation
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Black History and the American Future:   " 'If Black History is American History, Treat It as Such':  US Representative Kwesi Mfume"
      Source:   THE AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here

*    Black History; Building America's Future - Resource:   "Major League Baseball Offers College Scholarships through its Black History Essay Contest"
      Direct Link:   The Challenge Contest
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Young People:   "NASA's Rover, Perseverance, was Named by an 8th Grader from Fairfax County"
      Source:   WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable - Only in America:   "Mississippi Man Reunited with Rooster after Losing Him at Alabama Cracker Barrel"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black Empowerment and Leadership Community-building:   "Black Entrepreneurs Transforming Community Health and Well-being"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Orlando Police Give Great-Grandmother Gift Card Instead of Ticket"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Black History, Building the American Future:   "A DC Strings Concert Highlights Black Americans' Contributions to Classical Music"
      Direct Link:   DC Strings' Home Page
      Source:   WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    You Can 'BE MORE for Baltimore' as a Hometown Hero:   "Random Acts of Kindness Day:  Help Feed Neighbors in Baltimore"
      Direct Link:   'Random Acts of Kindness Day' Home Page, All Year Long
      Source:   The BALTIMORE PATCH   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Bel Air Pets Up for Adoption:  Meet Kitty, Sheera, Pip Squeek, and More"
      Direct Link:   The Humane Society of Harford County
      Source:   The BEL AIR PATCH   ~   Click Here


Thursday, February 18th, 2021

*    Black Lives Matter; Civic Engagement and Activism:   "Baltimore's Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC, Announces a Racial Justice Legislation Conversation On Line"
      Direct Link:  The Invitation and Details
      Source:  The BLMIC on Facebook   ~   Click Here

*    Leadership Community-building in Baltimore:   "Baltimore Police Department's Community and Youth Service Unit Gives Back to Help Rebuild Trust"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroines:   "The REBOUNDCenter Collects Coats for Baltimore City Children"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Caring for Our Animal Friends:   "Harford County, Maryland Deputies Rescue Badly Injured Bald Eagle in Pylesville"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Growing the Human Family:   "Unifying America:  Athletes and Community Leaders Host Pittsburgh Panel to Fight Anti-Semitism"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Reading and Civilization Itself:   "National Aquarium, Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Library's 'Read To Reef' Book Club Celebrates Fifth Anniversary"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable; Our Responders in Blue:   "Police Help Find 10-Year-Old in Columbia with Down Syndrome after He Wanders Away from Home"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Only, ONLY in America - Resource, Too:   " 'I'm Not a Cat' Zoom Meme to Become a Bobblehead"
      Direct Link:   The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV BALTIMORE   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Staff Brings Snow Indoors to Patients at Children's Hospital in Takoma, Washington"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 TV BALTIMORE   ~   Click Here

*    Nurturing Our Young People:   "The Tamron Hall Show Donates 1,000 Disney Books to Baltimore School"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, February 17th, 2021  *  Ash Wednesday

*    Our Remarkable Hometown Heroines; Youth Empowerment - Resource:   " 'Behind the Seams' Stitches Together Future for Baltimore Youth"
      Direct Link:  'Mac the Tailor'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heart - Resource:   "Mamma Mish Plays Cupid, Giving a Maryland Couple a Free Wedding Ceremony"
      Direct Link:   'Mamma Mish's Homemade Dishes'
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Pioneering Young People - Resource:   "A 14-Year-Old was Told She Couldn't Play Volleyball Because of Her Hijab.  She Fought Back"
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Creativity - Resource:   " 'Creativity is in All of Us':  This Is the Biggest Drawing in the World made by One Person"
      Direct Link:   'Crayola IDEAworks'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Hometown Lightbearers - Resource:   "A Norfolk, Virginia Nonprofit is Lifting Strangers' Spirits through Handwritten Notes and Cards"
      Direct Link:   'Compassion Cards'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

*    Community Creativity in 'BE MORE', Hon:   " 'They're Kind of Everywhere':  Baltimore's Streetside Salt Boxes Become Public Art Fixtures"
      Direct Link:  #baltimoresaltbox on Twitter, Hon
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Local Luminaries:   "Columbia, Maryland Cartoonist Walt Carr Amongst First to Highlight Struggles of Black Americans"
      Direct Link:  Mr. Carr's Book, Just Us!
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Love in Action:   "Members Sworn In for Baltimore's First Ever Trauma-Informed Care Task Force"
      Direct Link:   The Trauma Informed Task Force Page of the Mayor's Office
      Source:   WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Pioneers:   " 'History and Hope' - Fifteen Living Elders Remember:  Hearst Television's Daily Stories"
      Source:   WMAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    The Power of Faith and Courage:   "After Being Told He would Never Walk Again, a Michigan Man is Beating the Odds"
      Source:   WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Hometown Community in Action:   "Stafford County, Virginia to Purchase Gift Cards from Local Restaurants, Donate to Families in Need"
      Direct Link:   The 'Stafford Cares' Page
      Source:   WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    The Excellence of Our Young People:   "17 Young Maryland Women Make History as First Female Eagle Scouts in the Region"
      Source:   WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Sharing Cultures, Sharing Joy - Resource:   "Black History Month Recipes Inspired by Legendary Chef Edna Lewis"
      Direct Link:   'Gastro Soul'
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Sharing Empowerment - Resource:   " 'I Needed the Emotional Support':  DC Area Nonprofit Helps Young Parents Finish College"
      Direct Link:   'Generation Hope'
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Monday, February 15th, 2021

*    'BE MORE' with Love in Baltimore, Hon:   "Billboard Truck Spreads Love Messages across Baltimore"
      Direct Link:  'Live Baltimore'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    'Food and Hunger; Food Rescue - Resources:   "Restaurants Throw a Lot of Food Away.  These Volunteers Pick It Up First and Take It to People Who are Hungry"
      Direct Links:   Prince William Food RescueFood Rescue Hero,  and The Natural Resources Defense Council
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    'Food and Hunger; UPDATE of the May 8th, 2020 Story - Resource:   "Watch:  Eight-Year-Old Maryland Boy Surprised by Governor for His Efforts to Feed People"
      Direct Link:  Cavanaugh's 'Cool and Dope' Positivity Page
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Roanoke, Virginia Baby Hears Music for the First Time with Cochlear Implant"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month:   "History and Hope:  First Black Female Journalist on Oklahoma TV Talks of Fight for Social Justice"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Girl Makes Scented Hearts to Help Begin Bonding with Baby Brother in NICU"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month:   "Mae Jemison [MD] Was the First Female African-American NASA Astronaut"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Generosity in Action:   "Michael Jordan Gives $10 Million for North Carolina Health Clinics"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets - Resource:   "Watch:  National Guard Members Staying at DC Hotel Surprised with Visit from Therapy Dogs"
      Direct Link:  'People. Animals. Love. (PAL)
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here


Sunday, February 14th, 2021   *   Valentine's Day

*    Adorable:   "Tennis Player Naomi Osaka Saves a Butterfly Who Lands on Her Face in the Middle of a Match"
      Direct Link:  The Moment on Twitter
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Communities of Empowerment - Resource:   "Origins of Black Greek Life (i.e., Fraternities, Sororities) Keep Them on Forefront of Social Justice"
      Direct Link:  The Divine Nine
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Leadership Parenting - Resource:   "Daily Game of Dress-Up Teaches This Five-Year-Old about Black History"
      Direct Link:  Paisley and Taylor on Facebook
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Leadership Businesses:   "Baltimore's Mt. Washington Tavern Uses 'Famous Fund' Grant to Help Support Employees, Other Restaurants"
      Direct Link:   Jimmy's 'Famous Fund'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    More Hometown Leadership Businesses:   "Owner of Local Restaurant 'Like Mother Like Daughter' Spreads Love by Feeding Baltimore City's Homeless Residents"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Saturday, February 13th, 2021

*    Our Leadership Young People - Resources:   "Arnold, Maryland High School Girl Wins International Award for Her Video on Antisemitism"
      Direct Links:  Ms. Stern's Video and The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM)
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Our Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "Mother and Son Start Hot Cocoa Bomb Business to Raise Money for Maryland Food Bank"
      Direct Link:  The Maryland Food Bank
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Our Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "Since COVID Struck, DC's Food for All has Catapulted from Feeding 140 People Per Week to 3,400"
      Direct Link:  Food for All DC
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:   "Baltimore County Police 'Cupid Crew' Visits Local Nursing Homes to Give Valentine's Day Gifts"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Educators:   "Frederick, Maryland Educator Remixes Music to Inspire, Teach Students Learning from Home"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Friday, February 12th, 2021   *   Rhapsody in Blue Premieres, New York's Aeolian Hall, 1924

*    Our Hometown Heroes:   "The Pandemic Hit Undocumented L.A. Restaurant Workers Hard.  These Bartenders Swooped In to Feed Them."
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Boston and Beyond:   "History and Hope:  A Celebration of Black History for Friday, February 12th"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable - Our Remarkable Animal Friends:   "Whooo's That?  Owl Found Sitting in Bolton, Massachusetts Family's Fireplace"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Educators:   "'We Back!':  Marshalltown, Iowa Associate Principal Makes Pandemic-Related Rap for Full Return to School"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Another Look at Time Itself - Resource:   "Maryland Governor Hogan Declares February 12th Lunar New Year Day, Ushering In the Year of the Ox"
      Direct Link:  Lunar New Year at the Walters
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Education and Empowerment - Resource:   "The Claude Moore Foundation Awards $114,000 Grant to the Loudoun Education Foundation"
      Direct Link:  The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


Thursday, February 11th, 2021

*    Black History Month - Our Hometown Heroes:   "Larry S. Gibson, Lawyer During Civil Rights Movement, Sees Improvement in Fight for Black Rights"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Heroic Compassion in Action:   " 'Second Chance at Life':  Woman Will Donate Kidney to Minnesota Toddler She has Never Met"
      Direct Link:  The National Kidney Registry
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Empowering Our Youth with Arts Education - Resource:   " 'Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center' (LTYC) Luncheon and Link"
      Direct Link:  The Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Literacy - Resource:   "Reading Partners Releases Children's Book Calendar to Honor Black History All Year Long"
      Direct Link:  Reading Partners
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; History Itself - Resource:   "Baltimore's Great Blacks in Wax Museum Puts a Spin on Black History"
      Direct Link:  Great Blacks in Wax
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "This Maryland Native is Cooking for a Cure while Battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome"
      Direct Link:  Be the Match
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Medical Responders:   "Oregon Restaurants Deliver Hot Meals to Exhausted COVID Doctors, Nurses"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

*    Black History Month and You:   "WTOP's 'Colors' Podcast Hosts Want to Know Why Black History Month is Important to You"
      Direct Link:  "Colors:  A Dialogue on Race in America"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger - Resource:   "Maryland Food Bank Takes Services on the Go with Mobile Pantry"
      Direct Link:  The Maryland Food Bank
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Heroic Matriarchs:   "Claudette Colvin:  Alabama Bus Boycott Pioneer at Age Fifteen"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Empowering Love at Work - Resource:   " 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek's Legacy Lives On as His Family Donates a Large Portion of his Clothes to Charity"
      Direct Link:  The Doe Fund
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Companies, Our Kids:   "Chick-fil-A's 'Days of Sweetness' Fundraiser to Benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center will Run til February 13th"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:   "Baltimore Community Volunteer Group Helps Elderly get Access to Vaccinations"
      Direct Link:  Bikur Cholim of Baltimore
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

*    Music and the Arts - A Song of Life:   "A Toddler is About to Release an Album Recorded in the Womb"
      Direct Link:  "Sounds of the Unborn", For Release on April 2nd, 2021
      Source:  CNN, "THE GOOD STUFF"   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Remarkable Patriarchs:   "Gary, Indiana Replaces Columbus Day with Day Honoring its First Black Mayor"
      Source:  THE AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Our Communities, Our Community - Resource:   "Maryland Communities United Sets Agenda for 2021"
      Direct Link:  Maryland Communities United
      Source:  THE AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here

*    Empowering Our Young People - Resource:   " 'We All Need to Be a Little Distrustful':  Colorado Schools could Soon Teach Kids How to Differentiate Between Fake News and Credible Media"
      Direct Link:  'Media Literacy Now' Home Page
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Handicapped Heroes - Resource:   "Training Program Employs People with Intellectual Disabilities to Feed Marylanders"
      Direct Link:  Culinary Services Group
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - People:   "Ramel Wallace:  ‘Creativity Connects People':  Spoken-Word Artist Speaks Self Into Existence"
      Source:  NBC4 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Creativity:   "Cranford, New Jersey Man Creates Fourteen-Foot Snow Sculpture of Seated Abraham Lincoln in Front Yard"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Real Life Humor - Fake Views?   "Attorney-at-Paw?  Filter Makes Alpine, Texas Lawyer Look like Cat in Court"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here


Monday, February 8th, 2021

*    Black History Month - Our Remarkable Matriarchs:   "History and Hope:  Pennsylvania Activist Phyllis Bennett Discusses Decades-Long Fight for Racial Equality"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Empowering Our Young People - Resource:   "Baltimore Students Receive $1,000 from Destiny Dream Scholarship Fund"
      Direct Link:  Destiny's Dream Scholarship
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:   "He Rescued Sadie from a Shelter, then She Saved his Life"
      Source:  CNN, "THE GOOD STUFF"   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:   " 'We Got Used to Each Other':  Turkish Man Strikes Up 37-Year Friendship with Swan"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Housing and the Homeless - Resource:   "Loudoun Habitat for Humanity Announces 'Raise the Roof Reframed' "
      Direct Link:  Loudoun Habitat for Humanity
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


Sunday, February 7th, 2021

*    Black 'History of the Future' Month; Our Heroic Matriarchs:   "Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter Are Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize"
      Source:  The AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Our Heroic Patriarchs:   "The Rev. William B. Moore - Sitting In and Taking a Stand:  A Civil Rights Activist's 61-Year Journey "
      Source:  NBC TV 4   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:   "After Winning a Car, an Appleton, Wisconsin Chick-fil-A Employee Gives it to Co-Worker in Act of Kindness"
      Direct Link:  Today.Com, a 'Good News' Source
      Source:  NBC 4 NEWS DC   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month:   "What Is Systemic Racism?"
      Source:  NBC 4   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Our Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "Unicorns with 'Rebels with a Cause' Raise Money for Moveable Feast"
      Direct Link:  'Moveable Feast', Serving the Seriously Ill Meals, Groceries, Nutritional Counseling, Other Services
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Young Hometown Heroes:   "Loudoun County, Virginia Students Find Creative Ways to Raise Funds in Annual Cancer Awareness Event"
      Source:  The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets - Adorable:   "Don't Forget About the Other Big Game Happening This Weekend - Get Uplifted!"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here


Saturday, February 6th, 2021

*    Black History Month; Many Voices of the One Heart:   " 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' - The Stanford Talisman Alumni Virtual Choir"
      Source:  YouTube   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month:   "DC's NBC News4:  Celebrating Black History"
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    Updating Our Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "Video:  The Bozeman Foundation Passes Food Out to Baltimore Families"
      Direct Link:  The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Five Maryland Dogs from Last Chance Rescue will Paw Off in the Puppy Bowl"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes in the Arts - Resource:   "Deaf DC Rapper Warren 'WAWA' Snipe to Perform National Anthem in ASL at Super Bowl LV"
      Direct Link:   Warren 'WAWA' Snipe
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Updating Our Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "The ‘Famous Fund’, Created by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood to Help Struggling Bars, is Now a Nonprofit Organization"
      Direct Link:   The Matt Stover Foundation
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Maryland Zoo Donkeys Harry and Loyd Make Their Super Bowl LV Predictions"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Schools, Our Students:   " 'Counselors, Not Cops' Act Would Shift Funding for School Resource Officers toward More Counselors"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Cities, Our Selves:   "Baltimore's Patterson Park in the Running to be Named Country's Best City Park"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Friday, February 5th, 2021

*    Food and Hunger; Mutual Aid; Transformation - Resources:   "In the Midst of Increased Food Insecurity, the Community Fridge Door is Always Open"
      Three Direct Links:   1)  'Feeding America' ;  2)  'Gowanus [in Brooklyn,NYC] Mutual Aid' ;  and 3)  The 'Mutual Aid 101' Toolkit
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Heart and Soul - Resource:   "Adoption Interest in the DMV Increases Amidst Pandemic"
      Direct Link:   Catholic Charities of Arlington, Virginia
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Resource:   "Frederick Douglass Credits Baltimore's Point Boys with Helping Him Learn to Read"
      Direct Link:   Lost History Associates
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes; Youth Empowerment - Resource:   "Ravens Defensive Back and Co-Captain Anthony Levine, Sr. Celebrated for His Efforts in Uplifting Youth"
      Direct Link:   The Anthony Levine 4Every1 Foundation
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month:   "From Obama to Angelou, These Are Five Must-Read Books for Black History Month"
        Source:  NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Resource:   "Spacecraft Named after NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Heading to ISS"
      Direct Link:   Ms. Johnson's NASA Biography
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    Pet of the Week, Tenchi's Choice:   "Thor:  Sixty-Pound 'Dog Of Thunder' is Up for Adoption at the Maryland SPCA; Training Program Included"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Thursday, February 4th, 2021

*    Black History Month; Leadership Media in Action:   "History and Hope:  A Celebration of Black history"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger, Community Fridges, and Our Leadership Heroes:   "How One DC Restauranteur is Feeding the Hungry and Helping Restaurants Stay Open During the Pandemic"
      Direct Link:   'Feed the Fridge'
      Source:  A Private DC Resident and THE HILL   ~   Click Here

*    Homeless People; Our Leadership Local Businesses - Resources:   "Cake by Jason in Timonium, Maryland is Now Offering 'Share Love Bmore' Cookie Promo to Help the Homeless this Valentine's Day"
      Direct Link:   'Cake by Jason' and 'Rebound Maryland - Relieve, Respond, Revive'
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Health Care Heroes; All-American Class:   "Patriots' Team Plane to Carry 76 Health Care Workers to 2021 Super Bowl in Tampa"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes; Our Remarkable Pets:   "Watch:  Jacksonburg, Ohio Teen Rescues Girls from Pond after Horse Alerts Her to Danger"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

*    Black History Month; Our Heroic Matriarchs:   "Civil Rights Activist Daisy Bates was Instrumental in the Desegregation of Schools"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue, and Animal Friends, Too:   "Baltimore County Police Rescue Two Loose Horses During Snowstorm"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month:   "Harford County, Maryland Names 135-Year-Old Black Church a Historic Landmark"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Generous Communities:   "Northern Virginia Volunteers Raise $18,000, Deliver 700 Pounds of Food to National Guard Troops in DC"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Young People:   "An Ashburn, Virginia Teen's Snow Hot Cocoa Wins Pat Collins Snow Stick Challenge"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Our Generous Companies - Resource:   "Giant Food Donates $300,000 to the Maryland Food Bank"
      Direct Link:   The Maryland Food Bank
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Young People and the Arts - Resource:   "The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is Offering Free Virtual Opportunity to Kids"
      Direct Link:   The Free Virtual Concerts
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Dining Out - Resource:   "Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week"
      Direct Link:   Maryland Vegan Eats, February 5th through 28th
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month and Children's Literature - Resource:   "This Manassas, Virginia Mom and Author Promotes Diversity in Children's Books"
      Direct Link:   'Read with Carylee' on YouTube
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Civic Soul and Solidarity; Food - Resource:   "Following Up with the 'Save Baltimore 2021' for Restaurant Relief Fundraiser"
      Direct Link:   The Baltimore Restaurant Relief Fund
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

*    Our Loving Communities, Our Beloved Seniors - Resource:   " 'Cupid's Kids':  An Appeal for Valentine's Cards for Isolated DC Seniors:  Deadline is Friday, the Fifth"
      Direct Link:   The 'Cupid's Kids' Toolkit
      Sources:  S. Borysiewicz, Librarian, DC Public Libraries   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Building Our Communities - Resource:   "Baltimore's Hotel Revival Celebrates Black History Month with Series of Virtual Conversations"
      Direct Link:   Hotel Revival's 'Revival of Community' Page
      Sources:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Our Creative Hometown Bakers - Resource:   "Herman's Bakery in Dundalk, Maryland Gets a Big Boost from New Bernie Sanders Sugar Cookies"
      Direct Link:   Since 1923:  Herman's Bakery
      Sources:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month; Community and the Arts - Resource:   "Baltimore Photographer Kyle Pompey's Vision behind Exhibit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum"
      Direct Link:   The Reginald F. Lewis Museum
      Sources:  WBALTV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Community and the Arts - Resource:   "Black History Month Event: Baltimore's Black Heritage Art Show"
      Direct Link:   The Black History Art Show's Page
      Sources:  The BALTIMORE PATCH   ~   Click Here

*    Building Our Communities - Resources:   "Loudoun County, Virginia's 2021 'Give Choose' Campaign Set for Tuesday, March 16th"
      Direct Links:   The 'Give Choose' Campaign and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
      Sources:  LODOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Our Loving Communities - Resource:   "Hundreds of Supporters Wait Hours to Donate to Des Moines, Iowa Father in Need of Heart Transplant"
      Direct Link:   Click Here to Help Dustin's Family
      Sources:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Monday, February 1st, 2021

*    Human Communication and Getting Along - Resource:   "The Science of Reasoning With Unreasonable People"
      Direct Link:   The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, or MINT
      Sources:  The NEW YORK TIMES   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People - Resource:   "Loudoun County, Virginia Teen Launching Healthy Sports Drink for Gen Z"
      Direct Link:   'SWEY to Play'
      Source:  The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community Artists - Resource:   "Loudoun County Artist Diane Canney's HOPE Project on Display at George C. Marshall's Home in Leesburg"
      Direct Link:   The Hope Quilt Project
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Black History Month - Books, Writing, and Civilization Itself:   "Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library to Host African American Read-In, Wednesday, February 3rd."
      Direct Link:   The Read-In
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Inspiring Elders:   " 'Very Emotional':  Family, Friends Put On Birthday Parade for 103-Year-Old Guthrie, Oklahoma Woman who Beat COVID-19"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Sunday, January 31st, 2021

*    Humankind, Being Kind - Resources:   "For DC's Isolated Seniors, and Others:  'Goods for Good' Reaches Out in Love and Service"
      Direct Links:   Goods for Good DC and We Are Family DC
      Sources:  Tenleytown@Groups.Io and Goods for Good DC   ~   Click Here

*    Empowering Our Young People - Resources:   "Online Registration Now Open for Baltimore's YouthWorks 2021 Summer Jobs Program"
      Direct Links:   Registering for Youthworks
      Source:  THE AFRO NEWS - THE BLACK MEDIA AUTHORITY   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, Love:   "Volunteers Pass 300 Food Boxes Out to Baltimore Families"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "The Weird Turn Pro":   "Are We Getting Weirder?  Perhaps We're Simply Becoming Ourselves"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*    How About Food Trucks with Hot Beverages Next Time?   "Watch:  Hundreds Flock to Smithsonian Castle for Snowball Fight on National Mall"
      Direct Link:   'The Great Snowakening'
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Viral Photo has Thousands Fawning Over Virginia Boy, Baby Deer Friendship"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Youth Formation and Mentoring:   "Aldie, Virginia Dentist Providing Dance Scholarships to Ballerinas"
      Source:  The LOUDOUN TIMES-MIKRROR   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable and Adoptable:   "Frostine is Now Up for Adoption at the Maryland SPCA"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Saturday, January 30th, 2021

*    Immigration Justice; Human Community - Resources:   "A Columbia, Maryland Couple Opened their Home to a Honduran Mother and Son.  They Ended Up Sharing More than Space"
      Direct Links:   Indivisible Howard County and Showing Up for Racial Justice, Baltimore Chapter
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Spirit and Community - Resource:   "Millennial and Gen Z Buddhists Created an Online Forum to Explore Their Identity"
      Direct Link:   The Young Buddhist Editorial
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Creative Community:   "This Pastor Plans to Marry Fifteen Couples Before the Super Bowl in Tampa"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Animal Friends - Resource:   "Volunteers Welcome at The Phoenyx Farm and Sanctuary, a Rescue that Gives Horses a Second Chance at Life"
      Direct Link:   The Phoenyx Farm and Sanctuary
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger - Resources:   "Maryland Food Bank Predicts Another Record Year in Buying, Distributing Food; Needs Major Donations"
      Direct Links:   The Maryland Food Bank and Citybeat Dream Center and Bread of Life Soup Kitchen
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Friday, January 29th, 2021

*    Our Leadership Hometown Heroes:   "North Charleston, South Carolina Principal Takes Night Job at Walmart to Support Struggling Students"
      Direct Link:   North Charleston High School
      Source:  NBC 4 WASHINGTON   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "The Incredible Story of How 1,700 Handwritten Cards Came from Across the World for a Group of DC Hospital Workers"
      Direct Link:   The 'Daily Antidote of Song'
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Cultural Resilience:   "See the Timelapse Video:  Here is How Long it Takes to Put Together a New Orleans 'Yardi Gras' House Float"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Artists:   "Anchorage Artist Uses Unexpected Items to Create Colorful Characters"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:   "Video:  'Thank You!' Notes Left on Maryland National Guard Car Windshields"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Corporate Creativity - Resource:   "Video:  BWI Airport Offering Free Advertising to Nonprofits Inside Terminal"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Caring for Our Kids - Resources:   "Thousands of Books Donated to Kids through the Scripps Howard Foundation's 'If You Give A Child a Book' Campaign"
      Direct Links:   The Foundation's Campaign Home Page and The Maryland Book Bank
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    The Arts:   "Sea Shanties are Having a Moment Amidst Isolation of Pandemic"
      Direct Link:   The Worksong Community Chorus, Belfast, Maine
      Source:  NBC 4 WASHINGTON   ~   Click Here


Thursday, January 28th, 2021

*    Our Remarkable Young People:   "Arlington, Virginia Eighth Grader taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics"
      Direct Link:   Allison White's Polar Plunge Page
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    For the Special Olympics - Resource:   "Maryland Students Improvise and Keep 'Cool Schools Plunge' Going Despite Pandemic"
      Direct Link:   The 'Cool Schools Plunge,' 2021
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes - Resource:   "West Baltimore Church Recognizes its "Queen Mother" on Her 100th Birthday"
      Direct Link:   The Union Baptist Church of Baltimore on Facebook
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community-Building Heroes - Resource:   " 'Amazing':  South Baltimore Bar Owners React to Getting $20,000 from Jimmy's Seafood's 'The Famous Fund' "
      Direct Link:   Jimmy's 'Famous Fund'
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Our Community-Building Heroes, and Remarkable Young People - Resource:   " 'Bookworm' Moms Launch Loudoun's First Dolly Parton Imagination Library"
      Direct Link:   Dolly Parton's 'Imagination Library of Loudoun'
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People - Resource:   "Stockton, California Teen Gives Goofy Socks Away to Isolated Seniors"
      Direct Link:   Dolly Parton's 'Imagination Library of Loudoun'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People - Resources:   "Baltimore County's Kenwood High School Journalism Students Keep their Eye on News Literacy"
      Direct Links:   'The News Literacy Project' and 'The Eye of the Bluebird' Student News Site
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Personal Transformation and Empowerment - Resource:   "Former Bel Air, Maryland Drug Addict Transforms His Life and Serves the Community through The Agape Projects"
      Direct Link:   The Agape Projects
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

*    Our Hometown Heroes - Resource:   " 'Virtual MOVEment' Brings Together Special Olympics Maryland Athletes"
      Direct Link:   The 'Virtual MOVEment' Site
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Special Hometown Heroes:   "Anne Arundel County, Maryland Schools Celebrate 'Mo Gaba Day' "
      Direct Link:   'Mo Gaba Day' on YouTube
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Maryland Dog, a Double Front Amputee, to Take Part in This Year's Puppy Bowl"
      Direct Link:   Puppy Bowl 2021
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Only in America - Well, Maybe Japan, Too, Actually:   "Forget Roses and Chocolates.  It's Pink Mac & Cheese on the Table for Valentine's Day"
      Direct Link:   Enter to Win - 'Oh, the Humanity'
      Source:  WJLA DC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Leadership Role Modeling:   " 'You All Touched My Soul':  'Helping Hands' Gives to Woman Feeding Her Community's Children"
      Direct Link:   ABC 7's 'Helping Hands'
      Source:  WJLA DC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our First Responders:   "Flashlight Salute:  First Responders Brighten the Evening for Patients at Inova Children's Hospital"
      Direct Link:   ABC 7's 'Chime In with Something Good'
      Source:  WJLA DC TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Fashion in Action:   "Bernie Sanders' Mittens, Memes Raise $1.8 Million for Charity"
      Source:  WUSA DC TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Bernie, Just One More Time - Resources:   "Portland, Oregon Artist Raises more than $7,500 for 'Meals on Wheels People' with Viral Bernie Sanders Meme Cutout"
      Direct Link:   Mike Bennet Art and Meals on Wheels People
      Source:  WUSA DC TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Grassroots Art - Resources:   "Waldorf, Maryland Man Brings Joy to Neighborhood through Tiny Free Art"
      Direct Link:   Kylus on Twitter
      Source:  FOX 5 TV DC   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

*    Our Animal Friends; Humor:   "Loose Cow Shuts Down Georgia Interstate"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:   "Anne Arundel County, Maryland Officers Deliver Goods to Seniors in the Northern District"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Nourishing and Nurturing Our Young People - Resource:   "Baltimore City Schools Will Provide No-Cost Meals for Children through August 31st"
      Direct Link:   Sites - Meals for Our Students
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Leadership Role Models:   "Meet the Book Club that's Helping to Quickly Vaccinate its New Mexico Town"
      Source:  The WASHINGTON POST   ~   Click Here

*    Our Grassroots Leadership Role Models:   " 'Amazing, Generous People':  Devoted Customers Help Rescue Springfield, Illinois BBQ Restaurant on the Brink of Eviction"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Our Young People; Grassroots Leadership Role Models - Resources:   " 'Weekend Backpacks' Providing Meals to Homeless Kids and their Families in Baltimore"
      Direct Links:   'Blessings in a Backpack' and 'Weekend Backpacks'
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Fundamental Wisdom and Empowerment - Resource:   "Book:  'Discovering Your Dharma and Living in Alignment with Your Gifts' "
      Source:  WJLA TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Hometown Nurses - Resource:   " 'Help Each Other':  This Wooster, Massachusetts Nurse is Collecting Clothes for Homeless COVID-19 Patients"
      Direct Link:   'Nurses for Hope'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger; Youth Leadership Empowerment - Resources:   "Updated from December 6th:  Student-Run Free Grocery Store Helps Feed Town's Hungry"
      Direct Links:   Linda Tutt High School and the East Texas Food Bank Backpack Program
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV NEWS   ~   Click Here


Monday, January 25th, 2021

*    Our Children in Need - Resource:   " 'Join Us for a Virtual Volunteer Open House!' with the Maryland Children's Home, Thursday, February 18th"
      Direct Link:   Volunteering at The Children's Home
      Source:  The Children's Home, Catonsville, Maryland   ~   Click Here

*    Wonderful:   "Wedding Ring Found in Manchester, New Hampshire Septic Truck is Reunited with Owner"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:   "Dwayne Johnson Shows Off his Hair Skills in an Adorable Post with his Two-Year-Old Daughter"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Resilience and Leadership:   "The 'Famous Fund' Initiative to Help Local Businesses Donates $15,000 to Baltimore Magic Bar"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger, and Love in Action - Resource:   "Photos:  Virginia Artists Donate Paintings to Food Center Volunteers to Show Gratitude for Their Service"
      Direct Link:   The Culpeper Food Closet at St. Stephen's Episcopal
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:   "Two Dogs from San Diego Just Set the World Record for Most Tricks Performed in a Minute"
      Direct Link:   Dogmantics Dog Training
      Source:  CNN.com   ~   Click Here

*    Pet Adoption:   "Pet of the Week:  'Belladonna is Your Gal' "
      Direct Link:   The Humane Rescue Alliance
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:   "Pihu, Double Amputee Dog in Carroll County, Maryland, Teaches Kids Kindness in New Book"
      Direct Link:   "Pihu Makes a Friend" on Amazon
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:   " 'You Can Do Anything':  Twelve-Year-Old Completes Ivy League Courses during Pandemic"
      Direct Link:   "Pihu Makes a Friend" on Amazon
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Sunday, January 24th, 2021

*    Hometown Love and Leadership - Resource:   "'Healing City Baltimore' to Hold Summit 2021 and 'Five Days of Virtual Healing,' February 3rd through 7th"
      Direct Link:   Summit 2021 Information and Registration
      Source:  Healing City Baltimore   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Love in Action - Resource:   "The 'Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition,' or BLMIC, Plans a Car Rally, Sunday, February 2nd, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM for Baltimore Ceasefire 365"
      Direct Link:   Baltimore Ceasefire 365
      Source:  The BLMIC of Baltimore   ~   Please contact Ryan Sattler at ryansattler@comcast.net or 717-891-6156.

*    Food and Hunger - Resource:   "Northern Virginia's Dulles South Food Pantry Moves to AVFD Annex; Services Uninterrupted"
      Direct Link:   The Dulles South Food Pantry
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:   "See the Video:  National Guard Thanked with Free Lunch from Washington, DC's Z Burger"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:   "Neighbor Rescues Couple, Grandkids from Fire in Gaithersburg, Maryland"
      Source:  NBC 4 News   ~   Click Here

*    Only in America:   "How Bernie Sanders Became the Mittens King Fashion Icon the World Needs Right Now"
      Direct Links:   'Meet Jen Ellis' on NPR and Meme Gear Sales for Charity (on Fox 45)
      Source:  NBC 4 News   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Love and Leadership - Resource:   "A Local Organization is Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands to Beautify Baltimore City"
      Direct Links:  The Tendea Family Organization - Our Third Story for the Tendea Family
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

*    Hometown Love and Leadership - Resource:   "'Baltimore Ceasefire 365' is Organizing in Depth and in Detail for Peace in the City"
      Direct Link:   "How We Vibrate"
      Source:  Baltimore Ceasefire 365   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Love and Leadership - Resource:   "Baltimore's 'R.I.C.H. Foundation' is Giving the Gift of Warmpth with a Coat Drive"
      Direct Link:   The R.I.C.H. Foundation
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Leadership Peacebuilders - Resource:   "Baltimore's 'Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition' Holds MLK Car Rally, and Plans Two Events in February"
      Direct Link:   The BLMIC Car Caravan for Dr. King, Story in The Baltimore Sun
      Source:  The BLMIC of Baltimore   ~   Please contact Ryan Sattler at ryansattler@comcast.net or 717-891-6156.

*    Hometown Solidarity and Resilience:   "Business Organizations Unite for #LoveLoudounFood Social Media Campaign"
      Direct Link:   On the 'Loudoun is Ready' Site
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Our Overseas Hometown Heroes:   "Aussie Finishes 24-Day Trek to Raise Money for Rare Disease Foundation in Maryland"
      Direct Link:   'Traversing Tassie'
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Baltimore Class, Again:  "Saturday's Update -- Jimmy's Famous Seafood Sets New Goal of $350K to Help Struggling Restaurants Amidst the Pandemic"
      Direct Link:  Help Save BE MORE's Restaurants and Bars!
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Courage and Creativity - Resource:  "'It's an Emotional Thing' -- Baltimore Man Finds Passion for Painting after Being Seriously Injured in Car Crash"
      Direct Link:  'Ron Greene Art' Home Page
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Patriarchs and Role Models:  "The Rev. Howard Thurman:  'The Preacher's Preacher'"
      Direct Link:  'Jesus and the Disinherited' Full Text On Line
      Source:  The Afro News - The Black Media Authority   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Injured Dartmouth, Massachusetts Piglet Making Progress at Animal Sanctuary"
      Direct Link:  'Don't Forget Us - Pet Us' Animal Sanctuary
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Friday, January 22nd, 2021

*    Our Hometown Hero Peacebuilders - Resource:  "Baltimore's 'We Our Us' Black Men's Organization's 'Stop The Beef' Hotline is Saving Lives"
      Direct Link:   'We Our Us'
      24/7 Hotline Numbers:   443-431-3705 and 443-522-7848
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    In Good Taste:  "Jeni's Ice Cream of Columbus, Ohio Creates Ice Cream Inspired by President Joe Biden's Favorite Flavor"
      Direct Link:   Jeni's Home Page, including Regional Grocery and DMV Scoop Shop Locations
      Source:  TODAY.COM   ~   Click Here

*    Everyone's Hometown Heroes:  "Special Olympics Maryland Celebrates 50 Years of Supporting Athletes"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Businesses:  "'Save Baltimore Restaurants':  Baltimore Restaurant Relief Virtual Gala, February 6th, 2021"
      Direct Links:  The Gala on Facebook, and More, for 'Be More'
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Watch:  Union City, Georgia Police Officer Fixes Potholes on Side of Interstate Ramp"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Only in America:  "Jill Biden Thanks Guard Members with Kitchen-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Very Special Olympics:  "Super Plungers Get Soaked at Maryland Zoo for Special Olympics Maryland"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Community Role Models:  "Customers at Long Island Coffee Shop Use Sticky Notes, Buying Hundreds of Drinks for Strangers"
      Direct Link:  Muni's Website
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "NFL Giving Free Super Bowl Tickets to 7,500 Health Workers"
      Source:  NBC TV 4   ~   Click Here


Thursday, January 21st, 2021

*    Adorable:  "Pet of the Week - Meet Tiny!"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People - plus Resource:  "'Do What You Love':  Ashburn, Virginia Eighth Grader Is Youngest Ever Community Leadership Nominee"
      Direct Link:  Limitless Limb and Create for a Cause, on the Same Page
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:  "'She Comes Every Day around 9':  Dog Spent Days Outside Istanbul Hospital Waiting for Her Owner, Now Healed"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Handicapped Heroes:  "Polar Bear Plunge Goes Virtual:  Here's How You Can Support Special Olympics Maryland!"
      Direct Link:  The Polar Bear Plunge
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Saving Money, Saving Lives:  "Thrift Store Donates its Sales Proceeds to Hopkins Hospital for Innovative Technology"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Baltimore Class:  "Thursday's Update -- Jimmy's Famous Seafood Reaches their $200,000 Goal For Baltimore Restaurants"
      Direct Link:  Help Save BE MORE's Restaurants and Bars!
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Baltimore Zoo's First Four African Penguin Chicks Named after Gemstones"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Worldwide Heroes:  "Romanian Activist and Education Advocate Urges People to Do Something Good Every Day"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

*    Community and the Inauguration:  "Virginia Community Helps to Feed 500 DC police Officers during Inauguration Day"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Endangered Francois' Langur Born at the Philadelphia Zoo"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Role Models:  "Local Silver Spring Activist Marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, Still Marching Today"
      Direct Link:  "Resisterhood", the Documentary
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    A Family's Welcome:  "'Empathy and Compassion' - DC Children Deliver Home-made Chocolate Chip Cookies to National Guard"
      Direct Link:  Lamy Family Tweet
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People - Plus Resource:  "Gaithersburg, Maryland Boy of Eight's Inspiring Efforts will be Honored during Virtual Inauguration"
      Direct Link:  'Cool and Dope,' Positivity Creators
      Source:  NBC TV 4   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Role Models - plus Resource:  "Update:  Baltimore's Tendea Family Organization Shows Black Men as Positive Force in the Community"
      Direct Links:  The Tendea Family Organization, and the December 30th, 2020 Tendea Family Story
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Beginning with Ike:  "'I'm Excited':  Silver Spring Man Makes Comeback Announcing Biden's inaugural Parade"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Baltimore Class:  "Update:  More Than $160K Raised For Baltimore Restaurants By Jimmy’s Famous Seafood In Less Than 48 Hours"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Food, Hunger, and Caring Young People - plus Resource:  "Baltimore Community Fridge Serves Greenmount West Neighborhood"
      Direct Links:  'Be More' Community Fridge
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "Kingsville, Maryland Family is Collecting New and Used Soccer Gear for Underprivileged Kids in El Salvador"
      Direct Links:  The Arguetas' Kingsville Pizza Location
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

*    Hometown Pluralism and Community:  "Hundred-Car Caravan through Baltimore Celebrates Dr. King's Legacy, Black Lives with Honking, Signs"
      Direct Link:  Baltimore's 'Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition' on Facebook
      Source:  The Baltimore Sun   ~   Click Here

*    Creative Community and the Arts - Resource:  "It's Like a Little Free Library, but There's Art Inside.  People are Flocking to It, Tiny Art in Hand."
      Direct Links:  Stacy's Little Free Art Gallery and Little Free Library's Home Page
      Source:  The Washington Post   ~   Click Here

*    More Creative Community and the Arts - Resource:  "Musicians, Without Venues to Play due to COVID-19, Take Performances to Baltimore Streets"
      Direct Link:  The Music's Home Page
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Hero Leaders in Action:  "The Owner of Jimmy's Famous Seafood Starts Fundraiser for Local Businesses"
      Direct Link:  The GoFundMe Page
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People - Resource:  "Young Harford County Entrepreneurs' 'Bright Box Projects' Business is Entertaining Kids during the Pandemic"
      Direct Link:  Hadley and Audrey's 'Bright Box' Page
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "Nominate a Senior Adult for the 2021 Chick-fil-A 'Everyday Heroes' Award"
      Direct Link:  Nominate Your Hero Here!
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Knowledge and Empowerment:  "UMMS Virtual Town Hall Addresses Vaccine Concerns from Minority Groups"
      Direct Link:  'Finding Hope' Town Hall and Updates
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Greatness Beyond the Game:  "Baltimore Ravens Fans Donate to the Patricia Allen Fund at Buffalo's Oishei Children's Hospital"
      Direct Link:  Do You Wish to Contribute?
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Philanthropy - Resource:  "Loudoun County, Virginia's '100WomenStrong' Philanthropy Tops $570,000 in COVID-19 Relief"
      Direct Link:  100 Women Strong
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Wisdom from a Lifetime:  "Dolly Parton's 75th Birthday Wish is a Call for Kindness"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People - Resource:  "Nine-Year-Old Howard County, Maryland Girl Scout Pens 'Willa's Adventures,' Raising Money for The Water Project"
      Direct Link:  'Willa's Adventures' on Amazon and The Water Project
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Monday, January 18th, 2021

*    Building the Beloved Community:  "Watch Loudoun County, Virginia's 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Program"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    The Arts in Action:  "BSO Reaches Out to Children with Virtual Concerts amid Pandemic"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "Waco, Texas Teenager Saves Family from House Fire after They Lost their Sense of Smell from COVID-19"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:  "The United States' Fastest Dog is from Maryland, and Runs Faster than Usain Bolt!"
      Source:  WJZ TV 12   ~   Click Here

*    Community:  "Baltimore's Civic Works Hosts Annual MLK Day of Service"
      Direct Link:  Civic Works
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Sunday, January 17th, 2021

*    Hometown Heroes:  "Cincinnati, Ohio Man Uses Stimulus Check to Donate Food to Neighbors in Need"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Awww!  Stillwater, Minnesota Canines in Dog Wheelchairs Have Fun in the Snow"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    All-American Class - Resource:  "Buffalo Bills Fans are Donating Money to Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's Favorite Charity"
      Direct Links:  Blessings in a Backpack, Louisville and National Chapters
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets - Only in America:  "Dog and Goat, Serving as Mayors of Fair Haven, Vermont in Two Terms Respectively, Raise Money for Playground"
      Direct Link:  Focus on Murfee, Therapy Dog and Mayor
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Social and Civic Resilience - Resource:  "The 'Save Baltimore 2021' Restaurant Fundraiser"
      Direct Link:  The Baltimore Restaurant Relief Group
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Empowering Our Young People - Resource:  "Van Brooks and the Safe Alternative Foundation for Education:  Baltimore City Students Get Support from After-School Program"
      Direct Link:  The Safe Alternative Foundation for Education
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Only in America:  "Oscar Mayer Hiring a Team to Drive its Wienermobile Across the US"
      Direct Link:  The Actual Job Announcement
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger - Resource:  "Owings Mills' Uproar Church Food Pantry Offers Drive-Through during Pandemic"
      Direct Link:  The Uproar Church
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Empowering Our Young People - Resource:  "Nonprofit GOODProjects Learning Hub Furnishes DC Students with Free In-Person Educational Support"
      Direct Link:  GOODProjects
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People - Resource:  "Dallas-Area Teens Tutor Peers Online to Fill Need during Pandemic"
      Direct Link:  TutorScope
      Source:  NBC TV 4   ~   Click Here


Saturday, January 16th, 2021

*    See Something?  Say Something, Do Something:  "An Abused Orlando Boy is Saved by a Note from a Waitress"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*    Kind Humans, Humankind:  "Here Are Ten Heartwarming Stories You Might have Missed in 2020"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Event for Dr. King - Resource:  "Loudoun County, Virginia 2021 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King March and Celebration (Virtual)"
      Source:  Loudoun County NAACP   ~   Click Here

*    Sports and Community:  "He Just Wanted to Play Catch.  They Got Relief from Troubled Times"
      Source:  The New York Times   ~   Click Here

*    CNN's Weekly 'The Good Stuff':  "Eleven 'Feel-Good' Stories from CNN for the Week of January 16th, 2021"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*    Enterprise:  "Sweet Success:  This Des Moines Woman Quit her Job During the Pandemic to Make Cheesecakes Full Time"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Veterans:  "96-Year-Old Albuquerque, New Mexico Veteran Graduates from High School"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:  "Watch:  Portland, Oregon Dog Goes Viral after Climbing Ladder to Roof"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Community Empowerment:  "Finding Hope - A COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall with the University of Maryland Medical System"
      Direct Link:  Information and Free Registration
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Hero Chef Update - Resource:  "Chef Jose Andres is Keeping Busy in DC Feeding Thousands of National Guardsmen"
      Direct Links:  The World Central Kitchen
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Friday, January 15th, 2021

*    Gratitude and Respect:  "'The Least We Can Do':  How You can Thank Custodial Staffpeople who Cleaned Up after Capitol Riot"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Resilience and Community:  "Loudoun County, Virginia Business Organizations Unite for #LoveLoudounFood Social Media Campaign"
      Direct Link:  'Loudoun is Ready' Restaurant Sweepstakes
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Community and the Arts - Resource:  "Loudoun County, Virginia Arts Group Seeks Proposals for Neersville Mural"
      Direct Link:  The Neersville Mural Design Contest
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Granddaughter Takes Over Grandfather's Food Outreach Program to Help Baltimore Residents in Need"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger - Resource:  "Meals On Wheels of Central Maryland Receives Historic Donation in Time of Need"
      Direct Link:  Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Faith and Transformation in Action - Resource:  "Bread for the World Column:  An Invitation to the Table of Discomfort, Diversity, and Hope in 2021"
      Direct Link:  Bread for the World
      Source:  The Afro News - The Black Media Authority   ~   Click Here

*    Event for Dr. King:  "The Independent 'Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition of Baltimore' Hosts Car Caravan for Dr. King, Monday, January 18th"
      Direct Link:  BLMIC Press Release and Route Map
      Source:  The BLMIC of Baltimore   ~   Please contact Ryan Sattler at ryansattler@comcast.net or 717-891-6156.

*    Whimsey:  "Whoah!  Ankeny, Iowa Family Constructs a Massive 15-foot Snowman"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Extraordinary Generosity - Resource:  "Post Malone is Donating 10,000 of His Sold-Out Crocs to Frontline Workers"
      Direct Link:  Musicians On Call
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Sheer Class:  "Good Samaritan Helps 93-year-old Westerly, Rhode Island Man Find Lost Wedding Ring"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Watch:  Young Seal Released Back into Ocean After Being Found on NC Beach"
      Source:  WBFF FOX TV 45   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Girl Scouts Welcome New Cookie Flavor, and Innovative Ways to Market Cookies Amidst Pandemic"
      Source:  WBFF FOX TV 45   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Champions:  "Baltimore Ravens Donate $500,000 for New Playground in Baltimore County"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Event for Dr. King:  "FOX45 Town Hall - Your Voice, Your Future:  Where are We on MLK's Dream?"
      Source:  WBFF FOX TV 45   ~   Click Here


Thursday, January 14th, 2021

*    Hometown Heroes:  "Baltimore's Pierre Gibbons is Awarded Carnegie Medal for Running Into Burning Home to Rescue Elderly Neighbor in 2019"
      Direct Links:  GoFundMe for Mr. Gibbons' Medical Expenses
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    "We Do Solemnly Swear that You Will Enjoy this Inauguration Trivia Quiz"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "Watch:  Alpena, Michigan Firefighters Brave Chilly Waters to Rescue Dog from Icy River"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Motorist Thanks Harford County, Maryland Deputy who Helped Her in Time of Need"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Clyde the Ostrich Left the Nest for an Unsupervised Walk in St. Charles County, Missouri Neighborhood"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "'We Need Kindness':  Ten-Year-Old Inspires Nation with Letter to Officer Injured in Capitol"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "Group of Friends Uses Tech to Help Missing Teen with Autism Get Home"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Community Heart:  "Good Samaritan Brightens Holiday for Strangers at The Towson [Maryland] Diner"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Community Heart - Resource:  "Local Baltimore Organizations Working to Keep Essential Workers Safe through Pandemic"
      Direct Link:  Protect Maryland Workers
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "88-Year-Old Kansas City, Kansas Woman Crochets Afghans for Cancer Patients during Pandemic"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Community:  "Owings Mills, Maryland Community Rallies Behind Restaurants in Need with Food Truck Wednesdays"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes - Resource:  "Operation Gratitude Makes Care Packages for DC Police Injured in Riot"
      Direct Links:  Operation Gratitude and the Washington, DC Police Foundation
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Perfect Pitch - Girl's Bid to Sell Cookies Goes Viral, Sells 200 Boxes in 24 Hours"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Our Totally Remarkable Young People:  "Climate Activist Greta Thunberg to Appear on Swedish Postal Stamp"
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Pets:  "Watch:  Dog Caught On Camera Using Paw to Dispense Ice from Refrigerator"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Monday, January 11th, 2021

*    Food and Hunger - Resource:  "Free Meals for Struggling Virginia Restaurant Workers Expands to Arlington"
      Direct Link:  Hook Hall
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Pet of the Week:  "Princess Needs a Family to Shower Her with Royal Love"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Adoptable Animal Friends:  "Animal Planet's Pup-ular Puppy Bowl to Go On as Planned"
      Direct Link:  Puppy Bowl XVII
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People - Resource:  "Two WTOP Top Kids:  DC Sisters Create 'Woks for Washington'"
      Direct Link:  Woks for Washington
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here


Sunday, January 10th, 2021

*    Our Remarkable Veterans:  "DC Veteran Group Works to Clean Up City After Attack on Capitol, Denounces Insurrection"
      Direct Link:  Continue to Serve
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Alexandria, Virginia's Faith-Based "ALIVE!' Organization Feeds Hundreds at Food Distribution Event"
      Direct Link:  Alive! Inc.
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Mr. Biden's Dog Major Will Get his Own 'InDOGuration'"
      Direct Link:  Sir Darius Brown
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Businesses:  "Facebook Group Becomes Baltimore's Official Restaurant Relief Fund"
      Direct Link:  The Baltimore Restaurant Relief Fund
      Source:  The Afro News - The Black Media Authority   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "This Kindergartner Spent Almost Two Weeks Making 200 New Year's Cards for Seniors"
      Source:  CNN   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "His Bike was Stolen in Virginia.  His Response was to Collect Bikes to Fix and Give Away to People in Need"
      Source:  The Washington Post   ~   Click Here


Saturday, January 9th, 2021

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "The Obama Fellow Who Wants to Transform Rural America Through Theater"
      Direct Link:  PlaceBase Productions
      Source:  The Washington Post   ~   Click Here

*    Social Cohesion and Resilience:  "Community Members Come Together to Save the Donut Shack in Severna Park, Maryland"
      Direct Link:  "The Shack is Back!"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "91-Year-Old Man Rides Sled Down Hill After Land He Donated Turns into Community Gem"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "Baltimore's Firefighters Union Local 734 Raises Money for Families of Fallen Heroes"
      Direct Link:  Baltimore Fire Fighters
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    New York Loving, New York Strong:  "He Was Going to Close the Family Diner.  Then He Got a Sign."
      Direct Link:  The Gee Wiz Diner
      Source:  The New York Times   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Soul:  "See Your Purple Spirit - The Ravens' Top Fans Show Off Online before Game against Titans"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Rhode Island Sanitation Worker Goes Above and Beyond for Boy who Admires Him"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here


Friday, January 8th, 2021

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Seven-Year-Old Louisiana Girl Publishes Second Book, Celebrates Success as Young Author"
      Direct Link:  Pre-Order Seasoned with Love
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Nine-Year-Old Minneapolis Girl who Witnessed George Floyd's Death Turning Experience into Children's Book"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    This Actually Happened:  "The New Mayor of a Houston Suburb is Chosen by Pulling a Name from a Hat"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    More Remarkable Young People:  "Girl Scouts Make Bel Air, Maryland Seniors Smile with Cookie Delivery"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "See:  Utah Wildlife Officials Share Video of Overpass Created Just for Animals over Busy Interstate"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Sea Lion Found Wandering on Highway in Southwestern Washington"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Thursday, January 7th, 2021

*    Our Homeless People:  "#NoPillow Effort Benefits Homeless Shelter in Annapolis"
      Direct Link:  The Lighthouse Shelter
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Heroes and the Homeless:  "'We Feed Anybody and Everybody':  Jose Andres Cooks Into the Night After Chaos in DC"
      Direct Links:  The World Central Kitchen
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

*    Adorable:  "Prince George's County, Maryland Firefighters Reunite Girl with Kitten"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Business Citizenship:  "Amazon Pledges $2 Billion for Affordable Housing in Three US Cities"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Business Citizenship:  "Leesburg, Virginia's Maverick Bikes & Cafe Donates 36 Bicycles to Schools' 'Congestion Must Go'"
      Direct Link:  Maverick Bikes & Cafe
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Inspiring Lives:  "A Homeless Man Found a Wallet.  After He Returned It, a 12-Year-Old Raised Hundreds of Dollars for Him."
      Source:  The Washington Post   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Animal Planet's Pup-ular 'Puppy Bowl' to Go On as Planned"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Groups Team Up to Give Baltimore Police Sgt. Isaac Carrington, Paralyzed in Shooting, a Handicap-Accessible Van"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "Retiring Pine Bluff, Arkansas Doctor Forgives Around $650,000 in Patients' Debts"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "Birmingham, Alabama Ten-Year-Old Creates Care Kits to Help Homeless People"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "Woman Helps Family of Seven Find a Home for the Holidays"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    More Hometown Heroes:  "Team Chasen Boscolo Celebrates Fifth-Year DMV Partnership with Toys for Tots"
      Direct Link:  Chasen Boscolo
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes Again:  "Community Fridges Stocked with Food Help Feed Residents in Fort Lauderdale"
      Direct Link:  The Village Freedge
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "Southwest, BWI on 'Bear-y Important' Mission to Find Owner of Lost Teddy Bear"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Personal Transformation:  "'Joy & Focus is Really the Next Step after Positivity':  DC Artist Hoping to Spread Mindset"
      Direct Link:  Joy & Focus
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "Maryland Educator Wins Pandemic Emergency Funding to Expand Climate Change Curriculum"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "The Maryland SPCA Ramps Up Efforts to Help People and Pets in 2021"
      Direct Link:  The Maryland SPCA
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Brother Shares Beautiful Exchange with Younger Brother Who Has Down Syndrome"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 TV 2   ~   Click Here


Monday, January 4th, 2021

*    Hometown Heroes:  "A Seven-Year-Old Tennessee Boy Went Back into a Burning Home to Save His Baby Sister"
      Direct Link:  Nicole Davidson House Fire GoFundMe
      Source:  CNN   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Adoptable DMV Pet of the Week:  2021 Pets - Bradley Loves Netflix"
      Direct Link:  Humane Rescue Alliance
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Community Resilience:  "Mural Honors Nashville Police Officers who Ran to Danger, Saved Lives before Bombing"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "Watch:  Neighbor Saves Arizona Family of Six from House Fire within Minutes of Roof Collapsing"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Sterling, Virginia Furniture Builder Donates Materials and Equipment to DC Community Center"
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "Baltimore City Council Honors Ravens' Bradley Bozeman for Work Off Field"
      Direct Link:  The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "'I Would have Died':  McCandless, Pennsylvania Man Reunites with Lady Who Saved His Life"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Resilient Community:  "Loyal Customer Steps Up to Help Hometown Louisville Coffee Shop Impacted by COVID-19"
      Direct Link:  Fante's Coffee Shop
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "'Midnight Cafeteria' Project Feeds Dozens of Stray Cats in Taipei, Taiwan"
      Source:  WBFF TV FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Leadership Young People:  "Mentorship Organization Aims to Motivate Middle and High School Girls during Pandemic"
      Direct Link:  Rise and Thrive Inc.
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

*    "An Oak Harbor, Washington Wendy's Manager is Trying to Change the World One 'I Love You' at a Time"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "UDC Student Feeds the Homeless, Works with Nonprofits to Support Underserved Communities"
      Direct Link:  Casa Ruby
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "Here are Ten Heartwarming Stories You Might have Missed in 2020"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "FOX 5 Exclusive:  Good Samaritan who Helped after DC Nail Salon Customer Refused to Pay Speaks with FOX 5"
      Source:  DC FOX 5   ~   Click Here

*    More Hometown Heroes:  "Steph and Ayesha Curry Give Bay Area Restaurant a $25,000 New Year's Surprise"
      Direct Links:  The Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and the World Central Kitchen
      Source:  DC FOX 5   ~   Click Here

*    Still More Hometown Heroes:  "Actress Pauley Perrette Hands Cash Out to Unsung Community Heroes in Need"
      Direct Link:  The Special Needs Network
      Source:  FOX 11 LOS ANGELES   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes Again:  "A Pro Surfer Rescues a Lady Struggling in Rough Water on Hawaii's North Shore"
      Source:  CNN   ~   Click Here


Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Four-Year-Old Piedmont, California Kid - whose Artwork Helps Those in Need - Gives Encouraging Message to Others for 2021"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Marysville, Ohio Lady of 95 Interrupts Mask-Making Long Enough to Survive a COVID-19 Bout"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Hometown Heroes:  "One of the Original 'Rosies the Riveters' is Now Making Masks to Help Defeat Coronavirus"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Harford County, Maryland's Angeli's Pizzeria Collects Pumpkins for Fox and The Hound Homestead Farm "
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Friday, January 1st, 2021

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Harford County, Maryland's 'VolunTeen' Students Thank Teachers!"
      Direct Link:  VolunTeen Nation's US-Wide Site
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "'MARRY ME?'  Man Proposes to Girlfriend at Columbus, Ohio Zoo with the Help of a Sea Lion"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    "'I've Just Been Blessed':  Winston-Salem North Carolina Neighborhood Surprises Mailman on Last Day after 36 Years"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Manchester, Maryland Neighborhood Lights Up to Raise Money for Volunteer Fire Department"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends. . .  and Their Friends:  "Watch:  McKeesport, Pennsylvania Firefighter Catches Dog who Jumped Out of Window"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Officer Reunites Miami Township, Ohio Family with Dog Missing for Five Years"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Manassas Restaurants Join Forces to Donate Food for Families Impacted by COVID-19"
      Direct Link:  Action in Community through Service (ACTS)
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Thursday, December 31st, 2020

*    Hometown Heroes:  "Group Forms Human Chain to Rescue Boy who Fell Through Ice into Frigid Eau Claire, Wisconsin River"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "'It Truly Is Amazing':  Texas Special Olympian Spreads Message of Love"
      Direct Link:  Derek 'Tank' Schottle on Facebook
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    In Beloved Community:  "Edgewood, Maryland's Breathe 379 Offers a Place for People to Get Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Assistance"
      Direct Link:  Breathe 379
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Gives Out Another Round of Free Art Kits to Area Kids"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    "Fashion Designer Plans 200 Mile Run to Revive Baltimore's Garment Industry"
      Direct Link:  Sew Bromo
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Baltimore's Restaurant Relief Fund Paying Local Restaurants to Make Meals for Employees"
      Direct Link:  The Baltimore Restaurant Relief Fund
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Pure Class:  "Video:  Singing Amazon Deliveryman Spreads Holiday Joy in Florida"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Dunkin's 'Pint for Pound' Returns, Offering Coffee in Exchange for Blood Donations"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Six People who Found Something to Be Grateful For in 2020"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "A Look Back at the 2020 Winners of the Chick-fil-A 'Everyday Heroes' Award"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

*    "Bisciotti Foundation, Baltimore Ravens Donate $5 Million to Catholic Charities"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Local Delegate and Lead Volunteer Cathi Forbes Honored for Helping Families during Coronavirus Pandemic"
      Direct Link:  The Student Support Network
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People vs. Hunger:  "Girl Scout Builds Blessings Box for Round Hill, Virginia Food Pantry"
      Direct Link:  Links to Round Hill Area Food Pantries
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    Compassion in Community:  "Baltimore County Landlord Rallies Community, Saves Christmas for Tenant in Need"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Homeless Ones:  "'There Is a Resilience to Our Families':  Shelter in Need of Donations after Rough Year"
      Direct Link:  Bridges to Independence
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Compassion in Community:  "'The Tendea Family' Holds Grocery and Black Book Giveaway Event for Baltimore Children, Families"
      Direct Link:  The Tendea Family Organization
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Champ and Major Biden Show their Different Personalities in Christmas Video"
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    "Maryland's Governor Hogan gets a Bobblehead, with a Portion of Sales to Benefit Good Cause"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Neighbors Overseas:  "Iranian Women's Group Empowers its Members amidst Pandemic to Make and Sell Masks"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "Ten Stories That Made Us Smile, Brought Us Together In 2020"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Monday, December 28th, 2020

*    Food, Hunger, and Community:  "Dundalk's 'Soup For The Soul' Soup Kitchen Needs a New Home; Closing in 30 Days"
      Direct Link:  "Soup Kitchen, Pantry, and Clothes Closet"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "'He Is My Hero':  A Homeless Man Rescued All the Animals at a Shelter After it Caught Fire"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Inspiring Lives:  "'Took My Breath Away':  Louisville, Kentucky 61-Year-Old Raising Two Grandkids Receives Generous Gift"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Community and the Arts:  "Baltimore Jazz Club Launches Fundraiser with Support from Artists like Carlos Santana"
      Direct Link:  Keystone Korner's GoFundMe
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Blueberry the Cat is Up for Adoption at the Maryland SPCA"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    "Santa's 'Grandchildren' Spread Joy in Italian Nursing Homes"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Sheer Class:  "Dancing Amazon Driver:  Providence, Rhode Island Delivery Man's Moves Caught on Camera"
      Source:  FOX 5 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Sunday, December 27th, 2020

*    Food and Hunger:  "Food Giveaway Held in Baltimore County amid COVID-19 Pandemic"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "'There's So Much Good in People':  Man Returns Lost Package of Home-made Cookies to La Vista, Nebraska Family with Missing Loved Ones"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People and the Homeless:  "'Next Year, I'll Go Bigger':  Milwaukee Boy Continues Tradition of Helping the Homeless on His Birthday"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "A Bake-Off Between Two Huntington, Pennsylvania Dads Resulted in Thousands of Cookies Delivered to Essential Workers"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Bridgeville, Pennsylvania Man with Down Syndrome Receives Hundreds of Christmas Cards from Community, Facebook Friends"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "A Webster, Texas Boy Scout Troop Created a 'Hug Booth' for Nursing Home Residents who Couldn't Touch Their Loved Ones"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Saturday, December 26th, 2020

*    Amazing Grace:  "Annapolis Woman Deeply Impacted by Trauma Recounts Prayer that Changed Her Life"
      Direct Link:  Neen Cares, Inc.
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Veterans in Care:  "Volunteers Serve Seniors and Veterans a Meal and a Message on Christmas Day"
      Direct Link:  American Veterans, or "AMVETS"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "'Kindness is What Unites America':  Secret Santa Gives $12,000 to Front-Line Workers at Kansas City, Missouri Nursing Home"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Coffee, Compassion, and You:  "Hyattsville, Maryland Coffee Company Helps its Honduran Farmers after Hurricanes with GoFundMe Campaign"
      Direct Link:  Rebuilding from Hurricane Eta
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Video Shows Utah Man Rescuing a Fawn Trapped on Thin Ice on Frozen Lake"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Homeless:  "On a Covid Christmas, a New Routine for Feeding the Homeless"
      Source:  The Washington Post   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "WTOP Top Kid:  Fairfax, Virginia Boy's Paper Planes Bring Joy during Pandemic"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Mason, Ohio Woman Crochets Blankets for Nurses who Helped Her Beat COVID-19"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Residents Dub Turkey Found Wandering in West Baltimore 'Herbs and Spices'"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Sacramento Secret Santas Caught Red-Handed In Northern California; Neighbors Welcome Mysterious Visitors"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    "The Annual Parkville, Maryland Snowman Has 'a Meltdown in 2020'"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here


Friday, December 25th, 2020

*    Our Homeless:  "DC's Central Union Mission Spreads Christmas Cheer to Homeless Residents"
      Direct Link:  Central Union Mission
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Baltimore's Annual Mitzvah Day Turns into Week-Long Effort due to Pandemic so Jewish Volunteers Can Follow Social Distancing"
      Direct Link:  The Jewish Volunteer Connection
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    The Hungry:  "The Lovettsville, Virginia Lions Club Packs 125 Bags of Food for the Community"
      Direct Link to Volunteer:  Lovettsville Lions
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    The Hungry:  "Baltimore's Franciscan Center Plans to Serve 2,500 Meals in 24 Hours to the Homeless, First Responders"
      Direct Link:  Franciscan Center of Baltimore
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    "Actor Tom Selleck Leaves a $2,020 Tip at a New York Restaurant"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "US Military Confirms Pandemic Won't Sideline Santa Claus"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Police Donate Food Boxes and Toys to Families in Southwest Baltimore"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    The Homeless:  "Baltimore Nonprofit 'Love and Lunches' Puts Homeless Family in Hotel for Christmas, Looking for Permanent Housing"
      Direct Link:  Love and Lunches
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Thursday, December 24th, 2020 * Christmas Eve

*    Inspired Lives:  "Rejected by Her Family, This Denver Woman has Been 'Queer Santa' for 22 Years"
      Direct Links:  The Center on Colfax, and The Washington Post's 'Inspired Life'
      Source:  The Washington Post   ~   Click Here

*    "The 'Four Seasons at Historic Virginia' Community Collects More than 400 Gifts for Toys for Tots"
      Source:  The Prince William Times   ~   Click Here

*    "The Leesburg, Virginia Town Council Helps Salvation Army Raise Funds during Pandemic"
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    "Loudoun County, Virginia Residents Help Make the Holidays a Little Brighter"
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    "Lovettsville, Virginia Game Club, Historical Society Donate to Western Loudoun Food Pantry"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    "Beyonce's Foundation Donating $500,000 to People Facing Eviction"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "'Eastside Santa' Provides Love, Compassion and Hope to Those within the Oliver Community"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "'Miracles 'N More' Helps Baltimore Families in Need this Holiday Season"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Severna Park, Maryland High School Students Start 'Snacks 4 Smiles' to Help Senior Citizens during the Pandemic"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Maryland Teen Donates Left-Over Gift Cards from Eagle Scout Project to Kids in Need"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children in Need:  "Baltimore's Fayette Street Outreach Organization Holds Toy Drive"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Baltimore County Girl Donates Birthday Gifts to Toys For Tots and Hopes Other Kids will Do the Same"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Santa Delivers Gifts to Cincinnati Zoo Animals before Heading Back to North Pole"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    "Watch:  Santa's Helper Builds Sleigh, Pulls it Through Town to Spread Christmas Cheer in Townsend, Massachusetts"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    UPDATE of the December 10th Story:  "Mystery Elf Caught on Doorbell Camera Spreading Christmas Cheer"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Kids in Need:  "Bentonville, Arkansas Boy Becomes Cancer-Free, Writes Letter to Santa for First Time in Years"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Inspired by Loss, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Woman Puts a 2020 Twist on 'Elf on the Shelf'"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Kids in Need:  "Maryland Zoo's 'Zoo Lights' Event Raises 800 Toys for Kids at Sinai Children's Hospital"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Watch:  Baltimore Police Officer Saves Choking Six-Month-Old Girl"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

*    Our Children in Need:  "Lamar Jackson Delivers Toys to More Than 150 Children in Baltimore Area"
      Direct Link:  Lamar's 'Forever Dreamers' Foundation
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Five Middletown, New Jersey High School Freshmen are Being Hailed Heroes for Saving Children from an Icy Pond"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children in Need:  "'Happy Totes':  Helping Baltimore Families in Need this Holiday Season"
      Direct Link:  Happy Totes
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Local Maryland Santa Claus Continues Spreading Holiday Cheer Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Watch!  Mail Carrier and Three-Year-Old Portland, Oregon Girl Spread Joy through Their Daily Dance Party"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Students in Maryland's Howard County Fulfilling Community's Christmas Wishes"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "90-Year-Old Hermiston, Oregon Woman Makes Dozens of Handmade Quilts for Those in Need"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "'So No One Feels Disincluded' -  Time Honors Leesburg, Virginia Girl for Multi-Ethnic Skin Color Crayons"
      Direct Link:  Bellen's 'More than Peach'(TM) Project
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    NBC 4's Picks:  "2020's Most Heartwarming Stories from the DC Area"
      Source:  NBC 4 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Monday, December 21st, 2020

*    Our Children in Need:  "Young Cancer Patient's Dream of Jeep Parade to be Realized in West Virginia Town" - Remote Locations as Well
      Direct Link:  'Jeeps for Georgie' on Facebook
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Dr. Fauci:  'I Vaccinated Santa Claus Myself - He's Good to Go!'"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "This Retired Desert Hot Springs, California Couple Made 1,400 Toys to Give Away this Christmas"
      Direct Link:  'O'Sully Wood Christmas Toy Drive' GoFundMe Page
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "'So Much Joy':  Beloved South Daytona, Florida Employee 'Taco Bell Joe' Given Huge Tip for Holidays"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Baltimore's Moby Dick House of Kabobs to Give Away Meals to Families in Need"
      Direct Link:  Bea Gaddy Family Centers
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    "Baltimore Drug Treatment Program 'Divine Light' Partners with 'Black Jeepers of the DMV' Club to Deliver 100 Bikes to 100 Kids"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "'It Means a Lot to Me':  Dogs Ease Pandemic Loneliness for Riverdale, New York Nursing Home Residents"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    "Midlothian, Virginia Community Holds Parade for Their Beloved UPS Driver, Brings Him to Tears"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "'I Was Totally Floored':  Santa Makes Special Appearance for Virginia Man with Special Needs"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "A Very Different 'Empty Bowls' Event Raises Over $35,000 in Loudoun County, Northern Virginia"
      Direct Link:  Loudoun Empty Bowls
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Northern Virginia Food Lion Volunteers Distribute Food, Gift Cards at Windy Hill Properties"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here


Sunday, December 20th, 2020

*    Food and Hunger - Three DMV Food Banks:  "Struggling to Get Food on the Table this Holiday?  ABC7's Links Show Where to Find Help"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children in Need:  "Donations Help the Catonsville, Maryland Children's Home Make Holiday Special"
      Direct Link:  The Children's Wish Lists
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Grassroots Alexandria, Virginia Nonprofit Delivers over 26,000 Pounds of Food over Six-Month Period to Underserved Communities"
      Direct Link:  The 'Be the Good' Project
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Local DC Nonprofit Working to Spread Kindness through its KINDdemic Initiative "
      Direct Links:  KindWorks and the related HumanKIND blog
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "Stranger Helps Boston Family Clear Snow when Mother Goes into Labor during Storm"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "How Santa Will Deliver Presents Safely in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Explained by Kids"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11 and CNN   ~   Click Here

*    "Baltimore's Penn-North Church Holds Holiday Giveaway for Those in Need"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Silver Spring, Maryland Church Holds Food Giveaway Ahead of Christmas Holidays"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Six-Year-Old New Hampshire Boy Receives Award for Alerting Families to Fire in Apartment Building"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Malvern, NY Dad-to-Be Laid Off During Pandemic Offers to Shovel Snow, Receives Overwhelming Community Response"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Saturday, December 19th, 2020

*    Our Children in Need:  "Amigos of Baltimore County Hands Out Toys for Children"
      Direct Link:  Amigos of Baltimore County
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children and Elders in Need:  "Jeep Caravan Brings Holiday Cheer to Nursing Homes, Foster Children in Catonsville, Maryland"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "This Oklahoma City School Offers a Program that Brings Education to Students' Doorsteps"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Las Vegas Petting Zoo Animals Bringing Holiday Cheer to Seniors"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Google, Kaiser Permanente Fund Loudoun County Minority-Owned Business Grant Program"
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    "Word in Black Receives $300,000 in Funding from Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge"
      Direct Link:  Word in Black
      Source:  The Afro News - The Black Media Authority   ~   Click Here

*    Community Journalism:  "The Lab for Journalism Funding Opens"
      Direct Link:  The Local Media Association
      Source:  The Afro News - The Black Media Authority   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Eagle Scout Project Uncovers, Restores Historic Cemetery in Ashburn, Virginia"
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children in Need:  "Watch Live - ABC7's Toys for Tots Drive Collects More Than 22,000 Toys for DC-Area Kids"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Santa's Helpers Get Busy at Leesburg, Virginia's Ampersand Pantry Project"
      Direct Link:  The Ampersand Pantry Project
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here


Friday, December 18th, 2020

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "The Friedman Family of Baltimore Makes Thousands of Lunches for the Homeless"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Community Rallies Around Kids and Mom for Denver Father Who Died on Thanksgiving, "
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Cockeysville, Maryland Dentist Hosts Fundraiser to Help People Struggling During the Pandemic"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "'Love One Another':  Brevard County, Florida Lady Delivers More than 100 Donated Christmas Trees to Struggling Families"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "An Angry Atlanta Customer Threw his Drink at a Fast-Food Worker.  The Next Customer Responded in the Most Amazing Way"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children in Need:  "This Mother Makes Sure Santa Sends Reassuring Notes to Children who Can't Celebrate Christmas on December 25th"
      Source:  CNN HEROES   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "She Lost Part of an Ear in a House Fire.  Now, This DC Pup is Almost Ready for Adoption"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Eleven-Year-Old Girl Continues Mission to Help Baltimore City Children with Gift Giveaway"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Thursday, December 17th, 2020

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "'2020 Got Better':  Fremont, Nebraska Police Deliver $100 Donations during Traffic Stops"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Ravens' Bradley Bozeman Up for Man of the Year Award for Work to Stamp Out Bullying"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Loudoun County's 'Belmont BOWS' Carry On Tradition of Helping Families in Need by Raising $2,500"
      Direct Link:   The Loudoun BOWS
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Green Bay, Wisconsin State Trooper Stops Vehicle Covered in Christmas Lights"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    "Women-Owned DC Business Creates Space to Connect while Helping Other Businesses, Artists"
      Direct Link:   Ministry Coffee and Wine
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    "Here Are Some of the Amazing Things that Happened on Zoom This Year"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Family-Run Charity Gives Care Bags to Women in Recovery in Anne Arundel County, Maryland"
      Three Direct Links:   The 'Everyday Heroes' CampaignHunti's Hope Hunters,  and Serenity Sistas
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "The Newton Noel Christmas Light Show in Pylesville, Maryland is Raising Money to Help the Harford County Community"
      Direct Link:   A Newton Noel
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Annapolis Nonprofit Producing Thursday Night Virtual Concert Featuring 400 Singers of Age 55-Plus"
      Direct Link:   Encore Creativity for Older Adults
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Rome, NY Police Give Boy Amazing Christmas Gift after He Wrote Letter Asking Santa to Help his Dad"
      Direct Link:   Rome, NY 'Shop with a Cop'
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

*    Food and Hunger:  "How a Homeless Georgia Man Found His Way and Now Feeds Hundreds a Day"
      Direct Link:   I Care Atlanta Inc.
      Source:  CNN's "The Good Stuff"   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "The DC Food Project Feeds Thousands in the District amidst Pandemic"
      Direct Link:   DC Food Project
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    "Just in Time for the Holidays:  This Writer Found an Old Typewriter and Rekindled a Traditional Way of Easing Isolation"
      Direct Link:   Penpalooza.Com
      Source:  CNN's "The Good Stuff"   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Volunteer Opps, Too:  Lasagna Love Delivers Home-Cooked Meals (and Home-Cooked Love) to DMV Families in Need"
      Direct Link:   Lasagna Love
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Ottawa, Kansas Deputies Raise Funds to Purchase Van for Mother Walking 12 Miles"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Dundalk, Maryland's 4th Annual Blue Crabby Christmas Tree is Raising Money for Baltimore County Police Officers in Need"
      Direct Link:   BC Police Assistance and Relief Fund
      Source:  WMAR RV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Baltimore's Plating Change Initiative, Colin's Seafood and Grill Given $20,000 to Prepare, Deliver Hot Meals"
      Source:  WMAR RV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Hilarious:  "Santa Caught On Camera Holding 'Meeting' at Palmer, Alaska Reindeer Farm"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    "Nashville Business Owner Drives Around in Santa Suit to Spread Holiday Joy"
      Source:  WJLA ABC 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Florida Man Grabs Golf Ball that Landed on Alligator's Tail"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

*    Multiple Videos:  "Here Are the Creative Ways People Celebrated, Hugged, Visited and Got Married in 2020"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Server Gets $2,020 Tip at Evelyn's Restaurant in Annapolis, Days Before COVID Restrictions Pause Regular Dining"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Our Children in Need:  "Eastern Shore, Maryland Family Creates 'Happy Crates' to Spread Smiles and Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research"
      Direct Link:   Happy Crates
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Social Media Secret Santa:  Rockwell, Iowa Man Gives Gifts Nationwide via TikTok"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "The Loudoun County Impact Fund Grants $100,000 to Nonprofits"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    "'How Can We Help?'  With Volunteers in Short Supply, Inova's Ladies Board Gets Creative"
      Direct Links:   Ladies Board,  and  Ladies Board on Facebook
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "LaGrange, Georgia Sergeant Goes Viral Singing Christmas Ode to Keeping Cars Locked amidst Rising Thefts"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Monday, December 14th, 2020

*    "Roanoke, Virginia Woman Does 53 Acts of Kindness for Her 53rd Birthday"
      Sources:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here   ~   and the AP's One Good Thing

*    "Malaysia Group Teaches Refugee Women How to Read and Write"
      Sources:  The AP's One Good Thing   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Everyone Gather Round the Squirrel Table.  (Chipmunks, Too!)"
      Source:  The New York Times   ~   Click Here

*    "Madison, Wisconsin UPS Driver Dances with Glee as She Finds Treats Left on Doorstep"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Baltimore Mayor:  The Food Project Will Not be Evicted from Its Facility"
      Video Update Pending, Monday AM
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "'Spread Kindness Everywhere':  Chicago Seven-Year-Old's Bracelet-Making Raises $20,000 for Hospital Pandemic Gear"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Justin Bieber, UK Health Workers Team Up for Charity Fundraiser Song"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Two AU Professors Use Humanities Truck to Deliver Food to Day Laborers in DC Every Week"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Police Officers Surprise Syracuse, New York Boy with Leukemia as He Returns Home from Hospital"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Veterans:  "Baltimore Organizations Team Up to Shelter Homeless Veterans during COVID-19"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Sunday, December 13th, 2020

*    "Artists, Activists Rush to Save 'Black Lives Matter' Street Art in Indianapolis and Beyond"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Video Included:  "Grinch Arrested in Gaffney, South Carolina for Trying to Steal Christmas"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Local Church Helps Provide Baltimore's Ashburton Community with Reliable Internet Access"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "'It's a blessing':  Prince George's County Police Department Hosts Bookbag Drive for Kids"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Milwaukee Officers Step In to Buy and Set Up a Heater for Woman who Had No Heat"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Hometown Heroes:  "'I was Just Sitting There Catching Them':  Seven Jump from Burning Apartment Building in DeKalb County, Georgia"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Dog at Delaware SPCA for 866 Days Finds Forever Home"
      Source:  FOX 5 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Des Moines, Iowa Twelve-Year-Old Donates Pizza to Police Stations on Birthday of Fallen Iowa Sergeant"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Fresh Food Initiatives Feed, Teach Disadvantaged Communities in Phoenix, Arizona and Beyond"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "'Operation Warm' Partners with Libraries to Bring Kids Books, Coats in Prince George's County, Maryland"
      Source:  NBC NEWS 4 WASHINGTON   ~   Click Here


Saturday, December 12th, 2020

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "DC Joins 'Students Reinventing Cities' Competition Challenging Students to Redesign Cities to Better Face Climate Crisis"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Former Gang Member is Named Missouri's 'Teacher of the Year'"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "WTOP Top Kid:  Damascus, Maryland Girl of 10 Delivers Care Packages for NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Families"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Army Vets at Amazon Working to Deliver Presents to Foster Children"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "A 93-Year-Old Veteran is Whittling Walking Sticks to Raise Money for an Ohio Food Pantry"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Middleburg, Virginia's Seven Loaves Services Rallies Residents to Donate a 'Literal Ton' of Food"
      Source:  LOUDOUN TIMES COM   ~   Click Here

*    "Loudoun County, Virginia Realtor Wins 2020 Good Neighbor Award for 'A Farm Less Ordinary'"
      Source:  LOUDOUN TIMES COM   ~   Click Here

*    "Hundreds of Families Served by 'Toys for Tots' in Maryland's Howard County"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Officers in Baltimore's Twelfth Annual 'Shop with a Cop' Deliver Gifts to Children"
      Westminster, Maryland's 'Shop with a Cop':  WJZ TV 13

      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends and Responders in Blue:  "Caught on Camera: Trooper Rescues Runaway Minneapolis Dog on Busy Highway"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Friday, December 11th, 2020

*    Our Remarkable Young People, and Food and Hunger:  "'I wanted to Do Something for the Community':  Sacramento Teen Builds Food Pantries for People in Need"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Four-Year-Old Painter Tyler Gordon Paints LeBron James Cover for Time Magazine"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Adorable:  "Daughter Jumps on Father's Back during his Pushup Routine"
      Source:  FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Baltimore's Canton Residents Start Neighborhood Gift Card Exchange to Help Restaurants during Pandemic"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Remote Heroism:  El Paso, Texas High School Students Save Teacher Suffering from Seizure via Zoom"
      Source:  FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "IKEA College Park Hosts Touch-Free Toys for Tots Donation Event in Prince George's County, Maryland"
      Source:  FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Thursday, December 10th, 2020

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "'It Just Filled My Heart': Young Duxbury, Massachusetts Elf Delivers Christmas Thank-You Note"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Taylor Swift Helps Two Mothers Struggling to Pay Bills"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Bank of America Joins Franciscan Center to Feed Baltimore's Homeless"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Anonymous Individual Pays Off $65,000 Worth of Layaway Items at Bristol, Tennessee Walmart"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Volunteers in Irkutsk, Siberia Band Together and Step Forward to Give Weary Doctors a Lift"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Meet Nola, the Hyattsville, Maryland Police Dog who Comforts Kids in Crisis"
      Source:  NBC DC NEWS 4   ~   Click Here

*    Community Continues to Rally to Raise $10,000 for Tammy's Diner of Round Hill, Virginia"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here.  
      Good-News Update, Saturday, December 12th:  Click Here


Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

*    "People in Over 900 Cars Paid for Each Other's Meals at a Dairy Queen Drive-Through in Brainerd, Minnesota"
      Source:  CNN'S "The Good Stuff"   ~   Click Here

*    Video:  "Dozens of Bystanders Jump In to Help Campbellsville, Kentucky Firefighter Pull Hose during Fire"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Abingdon, Maryland Girl Hosts Birthday Fundraiser to Help Humane Society of Harford County"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Perry Hall, Maryland Family's Three Kids Help Toys for Tots"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "'Adopt a Grandparent' in Annapolis, Maryland Aims to Bring Smiles to Seniors for the Holidays"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Three Local Businesses Hold Fundraiser for the Baltimore County Police Assistance and Relief Fund"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Former Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith Joins Rose Health to Promote Mental Health Resilience"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Photos and Links:  "The Best of Baltimore Community Clean-Ups"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Police Celebrate 104-Year-Old Woman's Birthday in Port Barre, Louisiana"
      Source:  WBFF FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

*    "A Unique Recipe for Healing:  Bill Murray in Performance and the Biblical Story of Job"
      Source:  FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*    "Salvation Army of Central Maryland Offers Urgent Volunteer Needs and Opportunities"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Leesburg, Virginia Fifth-Grader Earns Two National Honors"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*    "Dad Saves the Day by Singing National Anthem when Audio Goes Out at Son's Basketball Game"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "Fairfax County, Virginia Seven-Year-Old Raises Money to Buy Gifts for Hospitalized Children"
      Source:  NBC TV 4   ~   Click Here

*    "How a Lost Plaistow, New Hampshire Doll Found a Temporary Job at Home Depot"
      Source:  CNN.COM, "The Good Stuff"   ~   Click Here

*    Our Remarkable Young People:  "This Atlanta Eight-Year-Old is On a Mission to Give Two Million Books Away to Underprivileged Kids"
      Source:  CNN.COM, "The Good Stuff"   ~   Click Here


Monday, December 7th, 2020

*     Our Remarkable Young People:  "All Items Are Made by Children at the Short 'n Sweet Pop-Up Shop at The Avenue, White Marsh, Maryland Mall"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*     Our Remarkable Young People:  "Ashton-Sandy Spring, Maryland Youth Organization Sending Holiday Cards, Support to Vulnerable Populations"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "'I Hope It Brings Comfort to Those Mothers':  Group Knits Hats for NICU (Neo-Natal Intensive Unit) Babies"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Photos:  Washington, DC Tuskegee Airman Celebrates 101st Birthday with Car Parade in Front of Home"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*    "Fox 5 Diaper Drive Begins Monday, December 7th, for the Greater DC Diaper Bank"
      Source:  FOX 5   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Officer Buys Gifts for Family whose Christmas Money was Stolen"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Retired Oklahoma City Minister Volunteers to Make Sure Community Doesn't Go Hungry"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Maryland Transportation Authority Officer S. Claus Sworn In to Work with MDTA Police for Toys For Tots"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here


Sunday, December 6th, 2020

*    "Since 2003, the Nationwide 'Be a Santa to a Senior' Program Allows Us to Safely Make Gifts to the Isolated Elderly"
      You may visit their home page here:  Be a Santa to a Senior.

      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "The National Aquarium in Baltimore is Caring for Fifteen Rescued Sea Turtles"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "NYPD Officer Builds Relationships with Deaf Community through Sign Language"
      Source:  FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*    "A Kimball, Minnesota Elementary School Teacher Donates Kidney to her School's Custodian"
      Source:  CNN Heroes   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Anonymous Korean War Veteran and Former POW in Raeford, NC Purchases Hundreds of Meals for Local Hunger Relief"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*     Our Remarkable Young People, and Food and Hunger:  "A High School in Sanger, Texas Opened a Grocery Store for Struggling Families where Good Deeds are Accepted as Payment"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Loudoun County, Virginia Community Foundation, Local Fund Grant $46,000 to Animal Rescue"
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Annual 'Paws and Claus' Event Raises over $3,000 for Loudoun Pet Pantry"
      Source:  The Loudoun Times-Mirror   ~   Click Here

*    Our Responders in Blue:  "Baltimore Police Department Holds Annual Drive-Through 'Toys for Tots' amid Pandemic"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Saturday, December 5th, 2020

*    "The Knights of Columbus' 'Coats for Kids' Project Returns to the District"
      Source:  WTOP News   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "The Maryland SPCA Launches New Mobile Van to Make Animal Adoption Process Easier than Ever Before"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "'It Means the World to Be Recognized':  Marvel Comics Showcases Real-Life Pittsburgh Health Care Heroes"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*     Our Remarkable Young People:  "Time Magazine Names Young Scientist as First-Ever 'Kid of the Year'"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*     Our Remarkable Young People:  "This Six-Year-Old Savannah Girl is Helping the Homeless with Care Packages"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Alexandria, Virginia Nonprofit Combats Growing Food Insecurity"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Chicago Couple Uses Deposit from Canceled Wedding to Feed Hundreds on Thanksgiving"
      Source:  FOX 2 Detroit   ~   Click Here

*    "Volunteer Pilots Take to Skies for Operation Good Cheer with Gifts for Kids in Need across Michigan"
      Source:  FOX 2 Detroit   ~   Click Here


Friday, December 4th, 2020

*    "'I Try to Help Somebody Every Day':  Kind Stranger Safely Reunites Lost Veteran with his Family"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "A North Little Rock, Arkansas Family Got a Racist Note after Putting Up a Black Santa.  Soon, Neighbors Began Displaying their Own Black Santas."
      Source:  The Washington Post   ~   Click Here

*    "Customers Buy a Struggling Toronto Bar's Entire Beer Stock to Keep It in Business"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Amazon Donates $15,000 To Maryland Food Bank for Baltimore's Broadway East Community"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    "Living Without Limitations at Baltimore's Divine Light"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "Video Captures People on Personal Watercraft in Biscayne Bay, Florida Helping Dolphin Trapped in Rope"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Hotel Grants Couple 18 Years of Free Stays for Making a Baby on Valentine's Day"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*    "Ellicott City, Maryland's DJ Kopec and His Latest Virtual Dance Party to Collect Toys for Children in Need: Saturday, December 5th"
      You can stream the party on line with the link in the story.

      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "This Laurel, Maryland Santa Works out of 'Call Center' to Bring Holiday Joy"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Letters to Santa:  Help the USPS' 'Operation Santa' Give Less Fortunate Children a Happy Holiday"
      This is Daylight's second story about Operation Santa.  Scroll down to November 27th to see our first!

      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

*    Food and Hunger:  "Catonsville, Maryland Chef Provided Thanksgiving Meal to Man after Wife Made Plea for Help"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Former Presidents Clinton, Obama, and Bush Volunteer to get Coronavirus Vaccine Publicly to Prove It's Safe"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "Baltimore's Mo Gaba Way Unveiled in Memory of Late 14-Year-Old Ravens, Orioles Superfan"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Benefitting the Maryland Food Bank, Seniors Bring Hollywood to Brightwood by Recreating Classic Movie Posters"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "The Hope for Henry Foundation Helps Critically Ill Children at Hospitals in Maryland and Across the Country"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "From One Fan to Another Donates Books and Inspires Kids through Love of Sports"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "An Atlanta Dad Was Inspired by His Son to Build a Community to Help Young Adults with Disabilities Live Independently"
      Source:  NBC 4 Washington   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

*    Food and Hunger:  Food Rescue in Baltimore with 4MyCity, for the Holidays and Beyond
      Sources:  WJZ TV 13  and  4MyCity

*    Resilience:   "This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old.  It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises."
      Source:  The New York Times   ~   Click Here

*    "Changing Lives Using Power Tools:  Birmingham, Alabama Program Helps Women Build Projects, Self-Esteem"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*    "On the Road:  Pastor Traveling to Encampments to Spread Hope"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "Hundreds of Casseroles Donated to Baltimore Families in Need, Part of JVC's 'Live with Purpose Casserole Challenge'"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Our Animal Friends:  "The Maryland SPCA is Open and Their Furry Friends Need Our Support"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    "Saying 'Thanks!' to Healthcare Workers, M&T Bank Volunteers Deliver Meals to Grace Medical Center Employees"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*    Food and Hunger:  "DC Community Refrigerators Open with Free Meals to Anyone in Need while Supporting Local Restaurants"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

*   "New Smyrna Beach, Florida Amazon Driver Runs into Burning Home to Rescue Elderly Man"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "It's Major:  Pets Poised for a Return to the White House"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "Celebrity Chef David Chang Won $1 Million.  He's Giving It All to Restaurant Workers"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "CASA Works to Educate Maryland's Communities of Color on Coronavirus Vaccine"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Starbucks is Offering Health Care Workers Free Coffee this Month"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Baltimore Advocates to Hold Press Conference about 'Call to Action' for the Homeless"
      Source:  FOX 45 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "The Shepherd's Staff Hosts Virtual Festival of Trees to Help the Less Fortunate in Maryland's Carroll County"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here


Monday, November 30th, 2020

*   "Churches Return Land to Indigenous Groups as Part of #LandBack Movement"
      Source:  RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS)   ~   Click Here

*   "Adoptable Pet of the Week:  Meet Diana, a Sixty-Five Pound Lap Dog"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "Toys for Tots Event in Vienna, Virginia to Kick Off on Giving Tuesday in Push to Help Kids in Need"
      Our kids' needs are especially great this year - See links in the story to how you can help.

      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "Shelter Dogs, Cats Flying into Northern Virginia to Accommodate Greater Adoption Interest"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "'It's About Artists Helping Artists':  NY Art World Star Gives Back by Buying Work of the Undiscovered"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "'Like Winning the Lottery':  Coaches Help Overland Park, Kansas Fellow Coach Get the Heart Transplant He Needs"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Harford County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Encourages Shoppers to Buy Local this Holiday"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Maryland's Harford [County] Family House Shelter's 'Power of the Purse' Auction Raising Money for Those in Need"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "The NORAD Santa Tracker Launches Tuesday"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here


Sunday, November 29th, 2020

*   "How Soledad State Prison, California Inmates Raised $30,000 for a High School Student in Need"
      Source:  CNN HEROES SALUTES   ~   Click Here

*   "Nonprofit Provides Food for All Sorts of Pets in the Baltimore, Carroll County Community"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Giving Tuesday Could Help DMV Nonprofits Make a Comeback This Year"
      Source:  FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*   "Hilarious:  Fresno County, California Bears Caught on Camera Playing Game of Hide and Seek"
      Source:  FOX 45   ~   Click Here

*   "Arlington, Virginia Resident Captures 'Wildlife Superhighway' on Backyard Fence Camera (WATCH)"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "Disney Donates Fountains' Coins to Central Florida Homeless Shelter"
      Source:  FOX 5   ~   Click Here


Saturday, November 28th, 2020

*   "Ahead of Young Louisville Girl's 48th Surgery, Friends Surprise Her Outside Hospital Window"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "The 'KidsPeace Angel Tree' Program is Collecting Christmas Gift Donations for Foster Children in Maryland"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Silver Spring, Maryland Church Announces Contactless 'Toys for Tots' Drive-Up on December 5th"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "Centreville, Virginia Restaurant Delivers Meals to First Responders Again as COVID Cases Soar"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "Florida Power & Light Company Partners with 100 Black Men of South Florida for Their Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive"
      Source:  The Afro News - The Black Media Authority   ~   Click Here

*   "A Place to Simply Be:  Tree of Life Ministries Expands Leesburg, Virginia Operations with New Coffee Shop"
      Source:  LOUDOUN NOW   ~   Click Here


Friday, November 27th, 2020

*   "A New Documentary Film Peeks Inside the USPS' 'Operation Santa' Program"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "'Hope for the Holidays' Concert to Benefit Loudoun County, Virginia Children Planned for December 19th"
      Source:  Get Out Loudoun   ~   Click Here

*   "Maryland Food Bank has Given Out 35 Million Meals Since March.  They Need Your Help to Keep it Going"
      Source:  WJZ TV 13   ~   Click Here

*   "2,020 Meals for Baltimore's Homeless in 2020, Family Helps Those in Need Celebrate Thanksgiving"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "'We're Not Going to Let Them Down':  This DC Restaurant Fed Thousands during This Thanksgiving Holiday"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*   "Baltimore Humane Society Hosts Virtual Fundraiser, 'Turkey Dog Trot' to Raise Money for the Shelter"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "New Playground Unveiled in Baltimore County to Help Kids and Young Adults with Autism"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Baltimore County Plants 300 Trees to Kick Off Earth Day Goal"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Overcoming the Pandemic to Help Others in Queen Anne's County, Maryland"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "'It's Working!':  Utah Officials Thrilled to See Animals Using Highway Wildlife Overpass"
      Source:  CNN   ~   Click Here

*   "Dog Rescue:  Puppy Pipeline Runs from Georgia Northward to DC-Area Adoptive Homes"
      Source:  WTOP News   ~   Click Here

*   "'I Never Gave Up Hope':  Woman Reunited with Pug Six Years after He Went Missing"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here


Thursday, November 26th, 2020

*   NEEDED TODAY, THANKSGIVING, NOW!  "Baltimore's Bea Gaddy Family Center Needs Delivery Drivers to Deliver Meals, Groceries to Seniors"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "How DC's Busy 'Food and Friends' Kitchen Fulfills its Mission on Thanksgiving - Even in a Pandemic"
      Volunteers are welcome at all times.

      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "Kind-Hearted Fort Worth, Texas Fifth-Grader Doles Snacks, Positive Messages Out to 100,000 for Thanksgiving"
      Source:  DC FOX 5   ~   Click Here

*   "Pay It Forward:  Helping Neighbors in Need in Maryland's Montgomery County"
      Source:  DC FOX 5   ~   Click Here

*   "Loudoun County, Virginia's Ampersand Project Distributes 127 Thanksgiving Turkeys, Feeds 600 People"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*   "Kansas City, Missouri Woman Donates Kidney, Setting Off a Chain of Donations"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Seven Years Astray:  Missing San Antonio Dog Reunited with Owner, Thanks to Microchip"
      Source:  FOX 5 DC   ~   Click Here

*   "Baltimore's 'Joy Baltimore' Nonprofit Brings Joy on Thanksgiving, Distributes Over 600 Meals"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Richmond's Iconic 'Tacky Lights Tour' is On, but Will Look Different due to Coronavirus"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here


Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

*   "'Very Grateful':  Attala County, Mississippi Trooper Gives Mom Ticket, then Buys New Car Seat for Her Son"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Her 1,000th Tree:  Nine-Year-Old Glen Burnie, Maryland Girl with Rare Condition Donates Christmas Trees to Help Brighten Holidays for Kids in the Hospital"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Potomac, Maryland Mom and Daughter Promote Kindness Adventures through Recently Published Book"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "DC 7th Grader Raises $7,000 for First Responders who Saved his Brother's Life"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "'This was So Unexpected':  Barrington, Rhode Island Servers Left with $2,100 Tip"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "With Safeway's Help:  One of DC's Oldest Nonprofits Gives Out Thanksgiving Turkeys"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "Baltimore County Restaurant Donates 120 Thanksgiving Meals, with Help from Community"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Service Dog on Staff:  Kansas City, Mo. Ronald McDonald House Welcomes Comforting Canine"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Columbus, Ohio's 'Lasagna Love' Promotes Kindness, Connects Neighbors through Homemade Meal Delivery"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "Rocky the Christmas Tree Stowaway Owl Returns to the Wild"
      This is an update to an earlier story - Search on 'Owl' for details!

      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "Movies to Watch on Native American Heritage Day"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here


Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

*   "'Just Cry with Me and Love Me':  Warren County, Ohio Twins Searching for Forever Home"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "As Pandemic Continues, Maryland's Charitable Organizations Help Families in Need"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Baltimore's 'Sharp Dressed Man' Organization to Give Away Collection of Suits on Sunday, November 29th"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Havre De Grace, Maryland Boy Scouts Collect Food for Veterans"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Homeless Health Care Worker Gets New 'Home for the Holidays' Through DC Program"
      The Program's Families would Welcome Your Household Items

      Source:  NBC 4 NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway in Washington, DC's Ward 8 Adjusts to COVID Era"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here


Monday, November 23rd, 2020

*   "Dr. Fauci Says Santa Claus is Immune to COVID-19"
      Source:  FOX 5 DC   ~   Click Here

*   "NORAD to Track Santa on Christmas Eve 2020, but with Fewer Volunteers amidst Pandemic"
      Source:  FOX 11 LA   ~   Click Here

*   "Baltimore's 'Tears of a Mother's Cry' Supports Grieving Families with Thanksgiving Meals"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Terminally Ill Six-Year-Old Girl has Christmas Wish Come True in Woodward Park, California "
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "Thanksgiving Baskets for Single Parents, Baltimore's 'Building Our Nation's Daughters' Delivers Food to 270 Families"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Knights of Columbus Hold Black Friday Coat Giveaway in DC and Beyond"
      Source:  WTOP NEWS   ~   Click Here

*   "PAW Fund Grants $11,200 to Loudoun County, Virginia Animal Welfare Nonprofits"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*   "Young Coraopolis, Pennsylvania Girl Battling Cancer Given Red Carpet Surprise after Appearing as Superhero in Calendar"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "This East LA Kid Started a Business that Helped His Family Move from a Shed into an Apartment"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Loudoun Hunger Relief Gives More Than 3,500 Thanksgiving Meals"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here

*   "Pikesville, Maryland Fundraiser for Mental Health Help Ahead of the Holidays"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Certainty in an Uncertain Time:  Baltimore's Adopt-a-Block Keeps Longstanding Thanksgiving Dinner Tradition"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "Leesburg, Virginia's 'BURG' Family Reunion Club Distributes 130 Turkeys"
      Source:  Loudoun Now   ~   Click Here


Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

*   "Vestavia Hills, Alabama Neighborhood Starts Christmas Early for a Terminally Sick Girl of 7 in Her Final Weeks"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*   "'Sometimes I Don't Want to Go Home':  A Syracuse, NY Man with a Simple Sign Brings Smiles to Many"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "Bee and D's Baltimore Love, Inc. Preparing Meals for Families in Need"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "10,000 Thanksgiving Food Boxes Going to Families in Prince William County"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "Facebook Leads to Organ Donation in Baltimore"
      Source:  WMAR TV 2   ~   Click Here

*   "An Iowa Boy is Selling Baseball Bats he Makes from Fallen Trees to Raise Money for Storm Victims"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*   "A Jersey City Restaurant with a Coronavirus Scare Stayed Open Thanks to a Neighboring Barbershop"
      Source:  CNN.COM   ~   Click Here

*   "Local Nonprofit Delivers Groceries to 120 Home-Bound Senior Residents in Alexandria"
      Source:  WJLA TV 7   ~   Click Here

*   "'You're Not Alone':  Northern Virginia Nonprofit Sends Roughly 17,000 Holiday Letters to Veterans in Need"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*   "Man in DC's Brookland Community Starts Free Food Pantry for All who Need It"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here

*   "Watch:  Wake Forest, NC Teacher's Hallway Song and Dance Reminds Students to Stay Six Feet Apart"
      Source:  WUSA TV 9   ~   Click Here


Saturday, November 21st, 2020

*   "The '500 Hats Project' Provides Hats to Keep Baltimore Schoolchildren Warm"
      Source:  WBAL TV 11   ~   Click Here

*   "University of Iowa Professor Goes Viral after Offering Thanksgiving Meals to Students"