Today’s Good News: Off-Duty Firefighter Saves Woman’s Home On The Way To The Game
An off-duty Pasadena fire captain on his way to the NFC championship game in Los Angeles on Sunday stopped to rescue a woman whose house was on fire. Captain William Basulto was taking his son and father to the Rams vs 49ers game when his dad noticed heavy smoke coming from a home while on the way to the stadium. The veteran firefighter pulled over, directed neighbors to assist, and headed inside to rescue the resident. After rescuing a woman and her dog, Basulto got cleaned up and continued on to the game.
When Shirl Gerlach’s boiler went out, leaving her without heat during the worst snowstorm Rhode Island has seen in years, she tried desperately to find someone to fix it. Jimmy Kazounis, owner of Barrington Plumbing and Heating, and his wife, Chase, were at home, riding out the blizzard when they got the call from Gerlach. The Kazounises trekked a mile through the blizzard to get to Gerlach, were miraculously able to fix her boiler with the parts they had on hand, and refused any extra pay, simply asking her to pay their kindness forward.
A 99-year-old South Dakota grandmother goes skiing for the first time, checking it off of her bucket list just a few weeks before her 100th birthday. Edyth Wame has always wanted to ski, but lifelong disabilities kept her from doing it until a family member entered her in a drawing to win a skiing experience from Ski for Light. Ski for Light offers visually impaired and mobility impaired individuals a chance to go skiing.
Carpentry students at Goshen High School in Ohio make beds for kids who’ve never had a bed of their own. Teacher Brian Russell was contacted by a friend with the nonprofit Sleep In Heavenly Peace asking if Russell’s students would make beds for kids in need. More than a dozen students have worked on the project, donating 15 beds so far with plans to make 10 more.