Vitamins for the Soul: 3 Pieces Good News for the Week – November 23, 2018
1. Restaurant Owner Feeds Hundreds Of Californians At Evacuation Shelter
With all of the heartbreaking news that has stemmed from the California wildfires the last month, any amount of positivity is a miracle.
Jose Uriarte, the owner of Gordo Burrito, a Mexican restaurant in Chico, California, drove his truck to an education center hundreds of miles away from his home and began handing out plates of food to those affected by the recent catastrophe.
“I’m just a small business owner but I see people and I’m like, ‘Here’s 10 or 15 burritos.’ It’s the least I can do,” Uriarte said.
Uriarte has donated 300 meals so far and every day has been giving away food to evacuees to community workers including firemen, EMTs, police, social workers and anyone displaced or in need.
Usually, Uriarte’s Sunday involves him closing up shop and driving 100 miles north of Sacramento every Sunday for church service, but this past Sunday, he drove through a thick fog of smoke to the parking lot of Chico’s Elks Lodge refuge to hand out food to those in need.
Let’s face it: No matter how hard you try to eat healthy and live well, these days you just can’t avoid all of the harmful toxins in the air you breathe, the water you drink and the soil your food is grown in.
So chances are your liver is over-worked and struggling to do its job. If you don’t take action now, your health could continue seriously suffer.
2. Stranger Pays $367 Target Bill For Man Whose Credit Card Declined
“With so much ugly in the world right now, somebody steps up and does something like this. It just makes you re-think everything. It gives you a positive and makes you wake up with a smile in the morning.”
Howard Gipson, who suffers from multiple sclerosis recently moved to Arizona from California and was shopping last week with his friend, Coralea Gosnel.
When the two of them got to the cashier, Gipson’s credit card was declined.
Gipson says, “I was like no way. I couldn’t believe it.”
However, another customer in line discreetly paid off Gipson’s $367 bill and quickly left before Gipson could even react.
Howard tried to hurry and find this good Samaritan in the parking lot but was unable to locate and thank them for their extreme act of kindness.
Gipson who doesn’t like asking for help said, “There’s good everywhere. It just takes people to do it, just do it, and when somebody does it, just accept it and be grateful. Just what that guy did, I just couldn’t believe it.”
Gosnell, whose post on Facebook has gotten an overwhelmingly positive response since stated, “We will pay it forward. Our hearts are overflowing. We’ll definitely make sure we get it paid back.
3. Single Mom Of Three Wins Powerball Jackpot And Shares Her Wealth With Wounded Veterans
“It’s very important to me that we never forget the sacrifices soldiers and their family members make for our country.”
Lerynne West, 51, of Redfield, Iowa is a single mother of three and the recent Powerball winner of $343.9 million.
After winning the lottery, West announced that she’ll be giving a half million of her jackpot to a foundation that assists wounded veterans, The Travis Mills Foundation, which supports veterans and their families through long-term programs.
West sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to tell her story and how she bought the winning ticket at a local gas station for $3 dollars and by pure happenstance.
Not only is West donating $500,000 dollars to The Travis Mills Foundation, but she has also started a charity of her own called The Callum Foundation, named after her grandchild who survived only one day after he was born.
The Callum Foundation will focus on financing work dealing with poverty, education, animal welfare and veterans.
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