Tag Archive for helping

This SWAT Deputy Has Dealt With Many Scary Situations Before…But Nothing Like This

With everything that’s been going on in the country lately, Texas SWAT Deputy Mark Diebold had started to doubt himself as a police officer. One morning, he decided to pray to God to send him a sign that he should continue on his chosen career path. Hours later, Diebold got a sign unlike any other.

While out on patrol, the deputy pulled over a large black car only to discover that the man driving was speeding in order to get his very pregnant wife to the hospital. Having faced plenty of scary situations in the past, Diebold says what happens next left him feeling more terrified than ever. Right there in the parking lot of a gas station, the brave deputy was called upon to help deliver a healthy baby girl into the world.

Helping strangers in such an incredible way lifted Diebold’s spirits. Carry on with the good work, officer!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cop-delivers-baby/

Volunteers Are Recycling Old Plastic Bags To Make Sleeping Mats For The Homeless

As the winter weather becomes more frigid each day, homeless shelters across the country prepare themselves for their busiest time of year. Facilities quickly fill to capacity with those in need seeking protection and warmth. Unfortunately, that can mean more people under their roofs than beds, leaving many with only the floor to sleep on.

A group of volunteers from Faith Westwood United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, have found a helpful solution by recycling a simple product: plastic bags.

Each week, they crochet thousands of bags into durable sleeping mats for the shelters in their area.

The kind act not only helps those seeking comfort, but keeps the bags from clogging up landfills.

One volunteer, Marilynn Jones, has already crafted over 200 mats on her own, but she isn’t keeping track.

Jones learned to crochet from her grandmother 70 years ago and only cares that her skill is being put to good use for her community. She explained to local news, “I don’t like to just crochet for an afghan or something. That doesn’t help me. I just need to do something for someone else.”

If you’re interested in following her lead in your area, check out this tutorial for creating the mats. And, of course, make sure nearby shelters are in need before making your donations.

(via Yahoo Makers, KMVT)

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got plenty of bags waiting in your kitchen. They seem to multiply on their own into an avalanche of plastic. Now’s your chance to put them to much better use than gathering dust in the cupboard.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/plastic-bag-mats-for-homeless/

Social Experiment Shows Us Just How We Treat People In Need. It’s Eye-Opening.

Russia-based YouTubers Rakamakafo recently made a social experiment video to compare the difference between how Russian and American bystanders react when they see a complete stranger fall to the ground in pain.

They wanted to know if people from either country reacted differently, and if so, how much differently. The results were actually quite shocking when it comes to one of the countries. Watch and see which one.

(Press the ‘CC’ button on the video player for English subtitles.)

(Source: Rakamakafo)

Obviously there are a lot of different factors that could have contributed to the different reactions, from the location (touristy location vs busy city) to just one of the guys being a better actor and selling it more, but nonetheless that was an interesting little experiment that reminds us to always be more willing to lend a helping hand to our fellow man.