Terrific News Tuesday

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Russell Wilson & GF Girl
  • Summer Lunch Program
  • New Skatepark
  • The Rescue
  • Camp Hometown Heroes

Russell Wilson & GF Girl:

There are several NFL players who donate their time to visiting children, which is a good thing. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson visits children at the Seattle Children’s Hospital regularly.

Recently he stopped by to visit Daisy Hader of Great Falls. Read the story HERE.

Good job Russell Wilson and thank you!

Summer Lunch Program:

A big applause to Great Falls Public Schools for providing meals to students this summer. The school used a food trailer to visit key spots in the city to provide lunches.

One report said that the goal was to feed 10,000 students this summer and although they are still tallying the numbers, officials believe they met the goal.

This is a much-needed program because there are several children that this meal is the only meal they will get all day. I hope they can continue this program next summer.

New Skatepark:

Salute to Pearl Jam bass guitarist and Big Sandy (MT) native Jeff Ament for his donation to help build a skatepark in Hays, Montana. (GF Tribune)

Ament has helped fund several skateparks in Montana.

The Rescue:

The flooding in Louisiana has been terrible and my thoughts and prayers go out to those affected. There are a lot of people putting their lives on the line to help people.

CBS News caught a rescue on camera that is pretty remarkable. Watch it HERE.

Camp Hometown Heroes:

This week’s “On the Road” segment from CBS News featured a story about a camp for kids. It’s just not any camp, though. This camp is for kids who have lost a parent because of war.

We sometimes forget that those serving our country leave loved ones at home. Watch the story HERE. You might need a tissue.

 

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