Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving. – B. C. Forbes
Welcome to 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:
- Shop with a Cop
- Secret Santa
- Salvation Army
- Bowl Games
Sporting goods retailer Scheels gave a big boost to several non-profit agencies on Thursday. The Great Falls (MT) store made donations to 15 Cascade County organizations. In total, they donated $64,350. (KRTV)
Scheels is a great company – applause to them for having a Community Day of Giving!
Shop with a Cop:
More than 100 local children were able to shop with a member of the Great Falls Police Department during the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. The items paid for with gift cards purchased with donations made to the Great Falls Police Community Foundation, the non-profit that organizes the event. (GF Tribune)
This is a very worthwhile event – thanks to the local police and the Great Falls Police Community Foundation.
Here is another great story from CBS News’ “On the Road” segment…
This week, the Kansas City, Kansas, police department was on the take. “I’m going to give each of you $1,000.” Each officer in the room got at least a grand, courtesy of the anonymous, wealthy businessman known only as Secret Santa. Their assignment was to go out into the community and find people who looked like they could use an extra hundred this holiday season.
Watch/Read the rest of the story HERE.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for a touchdown Sunday night and then jumped in one of the Salvation Army’s giant red kettles to celebrate. Online donations to the Salvation Army spiked 61%, according to the charity. (USA Today)
There are college football bowl games just about every day from now until January 2. On days when there are no Bowl games, there are NFL games! See the College Football Bowl schedule HERE.
Is this a great country or what?