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Diner leaves $25,000 tip for his waiter

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Canary Housing Cooperative

Dearest and I are deeply involved with this non-profit, which was founded by a very old and dear friend who has the same physical problems I do because of Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Housing for folks like us is very, very limited.  A lot of us become ill because of toxic housing and end up not only sick, but also homeless.  Hence, the project.

As a volunteer architect, Dearest helped find the right house, then designed renovations to turn it into three chemical and electrical sensitivity-safe units.

As a volunteer contractor, he now donates one day a week to physical work on the site.  At the moment, they’re mostly doing cleaning (the oil tank HAD to go!) and demolition.

As a volunteer computer nerd, I have obtained the sales tax exemption number (what a pile of paperwork THAT was!) and designed and printed our stationery, which is über cute, even if I say so. 🙂

My chief task at the moment is to monitor local freecycle and online garage sale sites for building materials we’re going to need.

At the moment, we have zero bucks.  With $5,000, we could do the improvements the bank requires to get a construction mortgage to finance the rest of the renovations.  After the work is done, the units will be sold or rented, providing money to repay the mortgage.

We have a web site now!  It explains things and has pics of the house.

http://canaryhousingcooperative.org/

If any of you are looking to maybe transfer your tithe to a new organization, this is a good one!  NOBODY takes a salary.  Every single penny will be squeezed until it screams to move us toward our goal of providing housing for three EI-ers.

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Workers of Mercy: Forgiving Offense

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While they were walking from the Metro train station to the local parish where they were staying during their trip to D.C. for the March for Life, these Catholic youth were attacked and robbed by a gang of teens.

Two of the adult chaperones had to be hospitalized for significant injuries.

Rather than hate, the group chose to unite with Christ in His Passion and suffering.  Through prayer, the young people have been able to work at forgiving their attackers and have authentic regard for their spiritual welfare.

Read more about their ordeal and the inspiring way they responded to it.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-youth-attacked-during-march-for-life-trip

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Worker of Mercy: Knitting Hats for Preemies

Ed Moseley is an 86-year-old who resides at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Acworth, Georgia. According to a recent report by ABC News, Moseley recently retired from a career in engineering, but he stays busy at his assisted living home with an unlikely hobby: knitting hats.

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Moseley’s interest in knitting was sparked when the corporate office overseeing his community and seven others challenged all of the residents to collectively knit 200 hats for premature babies cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. The hospital’s NICU cares for about 2,000 premature babies each year.

Moseley told ABC News that he didn’t know how to knit before the community challenge:

I prevailed on my daughter to get a kit, and it comes with the right size loom and the right tools to help you knit one. I just followed the instructions. It was easy. Somehow I had never knitted, and I always associated knitting with a bunch of needles but this looked pretty doable for me. I went through two or three before I came out with a good finished product.

Having a child in the NICU can be incredibly stressful. Babies born prematurely or with complications often require extensive and invasive treatment, leaving parents to wonder if their child will grow up healthy, or sometimes, if he or she will come home at all.

The knitted hat, though small, can be a deeply touching gift for parents. Linda Kelly, clinical manager of the special care nursery, told ABC that the gift “makes it all seem less like a hospital.” Kelly said the gifts can help families to “see their baby as a baby and not as a patient.”

Moseley knitted 55 of the hats by himself and rallied staff and his fellow residents to bring the grand total to more than 300 baby hats. Moseley said he is now knitting larger hats for his own grandchildren.

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https://www.lifesitenews.com/pulse/86-year-old-man-gifts-hundreds-of-preemies-with-hand-knitted-hats

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Work of Mercy: Grab a Tissue

Runner with Cerebral Palsy cheered by family and classmates [2:10]

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Pakistan firefighter teaches reading in park

Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world and no free public education.  Because their parents cannot afford to send them to school, millions of Pakistani children have little hope of rising out of poverty. Master Ayub’s students are not among them.

Master Ayub’s Park School in Pakistan [3:28]

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Haircuts for homeless

Haircuts for homeless

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