Some of the best stories to warm your heart this holiday season.
What better way to look back at 2012 than taking a look at the
stories that just warm your heart? In no particular order, here are some
of our feel good stories from this year.
- Texas School Aids Seaford Community Post-Sandy:
A Texas teen decided to help her cousin's hometown of Seaford
following Hurricane Sandy by spearheading a relief drive for the
hard-hit community with her high school drill team. The charitable
effort, which sprung from Seaford Middle School eighth grader Kenna
MacLean having a weekly Sunday phone conversation with Morgan Ericson
of Plano, Texas, raised more than $3,000 in relief supplies and gift
cards that were donated and distributed throughout the Seaford area.
- Couple Celebrates 70 Years Of Wedded Bliss:
Leo Shargel, 95, and his wife Lillian, 91, celebrated an amazing
milestone in their lives together back in July: their 70th wedding
anniversary. The couple married within three months of meeting one
another on a blind date on April 5, 1942.
- Mineola Junior Fire Department Serves Thanksgiving in Rockaways:
The members of the Mineola Junior Fire Department and TV star Brad
Garrett gave up their Thanksgiving Day this year to serve food in the
Rockaways to victims of Hurricane Sandy which caused widespread damage
leaving people in the cold with no place to go.
- Best Buddies Fill Stockings for Hospitalized Troops in Afghanistan:
Garden City High School’s Best Buddies club filled stockings for troops
in hospitals in Afghanistan earlier in December. Best Buddies President
Breanne Lapinski spearheaded the event by calling for donations of
candy, decks of cards, DVDs and the like. Lapinski also worked with
local Girl Scout Daisy troops to make ornaments and holiday cards for
- Sacks for Sandy Spreads Holiday Cheer to Kids:
Michele Catalano of East Meadow is a self-proclaimed Internet girl. She
even met one of her closet friends, Leah Reich of Oakland, Ca. through
Twitter. It was only fitting that when she kick-started a
post-Hurricane Sandy relief effort that it was online and with that
very same friend. Catalano and Reich created their website, Sacks for
Sandy, and in just one week collected more than 700 toys for children
affected by Sandy.
- Very Peri:
One West Hempstead girl was born with a form of muscular dystrophy
that could have easily held her back and crushed her spirits, but
instead it inspires her to work hard, dream big, try new things and
give back to others.
- West Hempstead Bringing Relief to Forgotten Island Park:
Although still contending with power outages in their homes, many West
Hempstead students, staff and their families spent three days
collecting supplies and delivering them to their classmates, friends
and other residents in Island Park devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
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