(NewsUSA) - If you've ever experienced a flooded home from a busted hose on a washing machine, dishwasher or refrigerator, you know the indescribable feeling of relief when a tradesman shows up at your door.
(NewsUSA) - The iconic rock star Gene Simmons has a huge heart -; more than 140 times wide. The KISS band member - who stars in his own reality TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," that airs Monday nights on A&E - recently highlighted his relationship with ChildFund International by inviting viewers to tune in to his journey to Zambia to meet 12 of his more than140 sponsored children.
(NAPSI)—Every now and then, we all could use a helping hand. The simplest gesture from a friend or even a stranger can help boost morale and add a silver lining to an ordinary day. Applying that same principle and finding simple ways to support your community through a good deed can make a lasting difference. Here are some ways you can celebrate the spirit of helping others and get involved in your community. For example:
(NAPSI)—Individuals, groups and businesses in communities around the country can be heroes to some of the most admired people in America.
(NAPSI)—Despite tough economic times, Americans still want to help support worthy causes. Fortunately, making a difference does not have to involve making a large donation.
(NewsUSA) - Who would have thought that shining a light on some of America's dirtiest, most rough-and-tumble blue-collar jobs would make for wildly popular television? Yet, here come documentary-meets-reality TV shows like "Ice Road Truckers," "Axe Men," "Deadliest Catch," and now -- Spike's latest project, "Coal."
(NewsUSA) - Occupy Wall Street's most recent push, "May Day," exemplifies the crux of the protest: it's a great forum to express widespread discontent about financial issues, but less adept at affecting bona fide change between giant corporations and average consumers.
(NewsUSA) - Last summer, the small town of Minot, N.D., was severely damaged by a record-breaking flood. As Minot's 40,000 residents struggled to put their lives back together, many found solace in trying to rebuild their beloved Oak Park.
A 1,200-foot mountain, a video camera and a blood glucose monitor. These three things may seem unrelated to most people, but for rock-climber Steve Richert, it is just another day at the office. Richert, a rock-climber and guide is on a year-long journey: facing extreme weather conditions, encountering wild animals and tackling the country's most spectacular mountain ranges. Richert is climbing in locations across the country for 365 consecutive days all while managing a serious chronic disease, type 1 diabetes.
In 1974 the Watergate scandal sent Chuck Colson, White House special counsel and self-described "hatchet man," to federal prison. After experiencing a conversion to evangelical Christianity - a metamorphosis so improbable he later joked that it "kept the political cartoonists of America clothed and fed for a solid month" - Colson voluntarily pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the Daniel Ellsberg case. He entered Maxwell Federal Prison Camp in Alabama as the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges.
Did you ever read "Horton Hears a Who" or "The Giving Tree" to your children and wonder if they really absorbed the messages of activism, selflessness and giving those beloved children's favorites preach so gently and creatively? The success of "Kids Who Give," an on-going contest that recognizes volunteerism by children 7 to 17 would seem to indicate kids are getting the message - and acting on it.