A wheelchair-bound retired veteran who had been stuck in his house for years finally got outside, thanks to a group of volunteers. Members of the Veterans of All Wars Motorcycle Riders built a new ramp for Chuck Wood’s California home. The group found out about Wood’s situation and stepped in to help, building the ramp and giving him a new wheelchair, too. Source: CBS Sacramento
Calabria Restaurant and Pizzeria in Livingston, New Jersey, has been able to keep their doors open during the pandemic and they’re feeding anyone in need in the community as well. In November, they posted a message on social media offering to feed anyone who was struggling and hungry, with no questions asked. Since then, they’ve donated 4-thousand meals and they’re still at it. Source: Today
A group in Canada started a program where teenagers can sign up to call seniors once a week, just to check in and talk for a while. And it’s been a huge success. 53 seniors and 47 young people are now involved.
They’re supposed to talk for 30 minutes, but a lot of the calls run long. One 17-year-old girl who wants to be a nurse got paired with a 99-year-old who used to be a nurse. They just got to meet in person for the first time after talking on the phone for a month.