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Caring 4 Cars repairs vehicles for those in need

Published in Random Good News

A car mechanic's bill can be incredibly expensive and devastating for someone that does not have the funds to cover the costs.  Fortunately, there are wonderful people in this world that are helping individuals that fall into these situations.

Meet Grant Magrath, a self taught mechanic in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He knows very well how it feels to be in this situation.

"When the kids were toddlers, the head gasket blew on my old Ford Telstar. I had no money to spare, so I bought a workshop manual and fixed it myself.", Magrath said.

Years later, when he heard a story about a struggling young couple who had to borrow money from a loan shark to pay for their vehicle repair bill, it weighed heavy on his heart.

Grant Magrath stated, "I got quite upset. That's money that their children won't have for school, clothes, toys."


That is when Grant decided to gather a group of mechanics together and form "Caring 4 Cars".  This organization collects funds and gathers volunteer mechanics to help fix vehicles for individuals that have difficulty paying for repairs.  The charitable organization also provides an opportunity for people to learn how to repair cars and help others in need.  They created a Facebook page to spread the word: https://www.facebook.com/caringforcars

Way to go Grant and Caring 4 Cars!!!  Keep up the wonderful work :)

 

And that's what's good,

Jon

Rescued elephant and dog become best friends

Published in Random Good News

You know what they always say - Dogs are an elephant's best friend :)...I think that's what they say.  Anyway, Bubbles (the elephant) and Bella (a black lab) became close friends when they were both young.  As they grew (especially Bubbles), their friendship grew even larger. 

They enjoy playing catch and the two of them have a mutual love for the water!  These animals are part of the Rare Species Fund in Southern California, a wildlife conservation effort.

 

 

And that's what's good,

Jon

(China Grove, NC) - Ashley England was was having a rough dinner at Stag-N-Doe pizza with her 8 year old son.  Her son, Riley has epilepsy and is nonverbal.  He gets frustrated when he cannot speak and decided to throw a tantrum.

One stranger turned the England family's day completely around.  This stranger paid for their meal and attached a heartwarming note which read, "God only gives special children to special people."


Ashley was incredibly grateful. "To have someone do that small act towards us shows that some people absolutely understand what we are going through and how hard it is to face the public sometimes," she said. "They made me cry, blessed me more than they know. I felt like out of all the rude negative comments that we are faced with, these outweighs them. The people who care. Little did he know what struggles we had been facing lately, and this was surely needed at that moment."

Ashely posted her gratitude on Facebook: "Dear stranger, thank you for giving me a blessing tonight in a way you will never know."

 

And that's what's good,

Jon

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