In a chaotic and uncertain world, it helps to remember that good things are happening around us all the time. We think it’s important to pay attention to the good stuff. Here’s a roundup of uplifting stories to cheer your heart.
Australian comedian Celeste Barber starts viral fundraising campaign to help those fighting brush fires
Many of us have watched the devastating news coming out of Australia with breaking hearts, and we’ve wondered how to help. Comedian Celeste Barber jumped into action, posting on social media and asking people to donate money if they are able. Fighting the surging fires, which have have claimed 14.7 million acres, killed nearly half a billion animals (including an estimated 1/3 of the koala population), and taken 24 lives at last count, is costly. To date, the campaign has raised over $27 million dollars. You can donate here.
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Australian Comedian / Actress @celestebarber has stepped up and used her platform to raise an astounding amount for the @nswrfs 👏🏼 over $14 million Australian dollars , the equivalent of over $10 million US dollars. According to one firefighter, that’s enough for 120,000 masks – to help them avoid exposure to carcinogens/cancer threat. Brushfires have been raging for months, causing massive destruction to homes, wildlife, vegetation and claimed lives. LINK IN BIO TO DONATE.
There’s a library in Ohio that is an actual castle
In Van Wert, Ohio, you can visit a public library where you can read in royal splendor. The Brumback Library is named for its patron, John Sanford Brumback, who donated it to the people of Van Wert, is also the first county library in the United States.