People Helping People

Two songbirds singing.

Someone Cares: Simply the Best

This couple combated their unhappiness during the pandemic by focusing on better things.

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A basket of fall vegetables.

Someone Cares: Go Orange

Over six years, this one-day hunger campaign has fed over 200,000 meals to her community.

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People in warm outerwear doing stretches.

Someone Cares: Let’s Get Physical!

This community’s socially distanced workouts have brought them closer together.

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The Bononi family with some of the portraits they rescued; photo courtesy Brian Bononi

They Matched Abandoned Photos with Those Who Posed for Them

The Bononi family touched hearts and changed lives when they set out to return the professional portraits.

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Rose McGee with her famous sweet potato pies; photo by Matthew Gilson

She Bakes Pies to Comfort Those Impacted by Racial Violence

She knew it was a message from God, but how would baking pies help others?

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Robert Young; photo by David Scott Smith

The Great Spirit Moved Him to Help House the Nation's Elders

In this story from 2004, a man’s life was changed by a newspaper headline: “Native American Elders Freeze to Death”

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Rose McGee, founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie

She Bakes Pies to Bring People Comfort

Rose McGee, founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, shares how she was inspired to share her pies in times in racial strife and crisis, when a community is in need of comfort and healing.

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Lynn Rufing

A Visit to a Medical Foster Home for Veterans

Lynn Rufing, a career nurse, shares how she, her husband, and their newly adopted daughters worked to open their home to veterans in need of care.

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Jamie Willis runs Canes for Veterans Central Texas. Photo credit: Eric Guel

This Veteran Makes Canes for Other Patriots Using Discarded Wood

Jamie Willis, founder of Canes for Veterans Central Texas, finds a sense of purpose in serving his veteran brothers and sisters.

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A baby in Green Bay Packers merchandise and a cheesehead hat.

Someone Cares: Double Birthday

She honored her late father by donating football gear to a baby born on his birthday.

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A basket of colorful yarn.

Someone Cares: Healing Handiwork

How she helps breast cancer survivors all over the country and gained a personal sense of purpose.

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An illustration of a photo collage in the shape of a heart.

Someone Cares: We Are Family

She found nostalgic memories in her family photo album that made her day brighter.

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