Good News Monday: Week Three

Good News Monday is an online bulletin of Rotaract Club Madrid Capital whose purpose is sharing good news from Madrid and elsewhere in these challenging times. We have teamed up to share positivity all over our MDIO and beyond. Here are the highlights of the week between April 6 and 12.

Top 3 of the week

  1. Woman trained her dog to deliver food to a neighbor with health problems (Colorado, USA)

Sundance, Karen Evelth’s dog, is helping neighbor Renée Hellman stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic by leaving groceries on her doorstep in Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Evelth thought of a smart way to help her friend to stay safe at home. “I said ‘I don’t want you to go anywhere.’”

Every day, Evelth sends her 7-year-old golden retriever, nicknamed Sunny, to collect Hellmen’s shopping list. Sunny returns to her house a few hours later with bags full of flour, chicken meat and eggs.

  1. Anonymous mother prepares free lunch for people in need (Maryland, USA)

An unidentified person has been leaving healthy meals on a tent-covered table at a busy intersection in Severna Park. Hanging from the table is a sign that says “For anyone who needs it …

I will leave you healthy lunch on this table if you are hungry and need to eat. Made with love by a neighborhood mother in a clean and sanitized kitchen.”
The table has reportedly been stocked with free meals between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every day for several weeks.

  1. Veterinary offers their services to homeless people free of charge

Dr. Kwane Stewart began his labor of love in 2011, when the number of animals that was delivered to his veterinary clinic during the recession left him heartbroken. As more and more people lost their homes, more and more pet owners chose to hand over their furry companions to a shelter.

Since then, dr. Stewart spent her free time wandering down alleys and city streets along the West Coast in order to treat pets for homeless people, and has so far helped cure more than 400 animals.

Humans of New York

“In my life, I took care of thirteen babies. It’s a passion that I have in my heart. They often came wrapped in a blanket. I could only take in one at a time because I already had five children of my own. But once, a mother left three children at my door. She had just fed them chocolate ice cream. I will never forget how it dripped from their faces. Most of the time I only kept children for a few months. Once they got adopted, I would never contact them again. But I often wonder what happened to them. Maybe we’ll see each other in heaven again.”

Hero of the week

René Friedrich is President of the Rotary Club of Estepona, District 2203, Spain. On Thursday, April 2, he and Executive Secretary JJ. Frías visited, on behalf of their club, the Estepona clinics, the local police station, the National Police and the Civil Guard to distribute around 400 cakes as sign of gratitude and support for their efforts in fighting against COVID-19.They received a warm welcome and made that Thursday a little sweeter.

What makes you happy?


What’s one of your hobbies?

Flying my drone and editing videos.

A fun fact about you?

I quit skydiving after 27 jumps.

If you had a microphone could reach every single person in the world, what message would you send them?

It is time to stop wasting Earth’s resources that belong to our children.

Know a local hero? Share their story with Rotaract Madrid Capital and they will introduce them in their Good News Insta stories.

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