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Links from the Times for April 18: Good news about people making a difference



Random Acts: Good news about people making a difference

Every day, people are making a difference in the Tampa Bay area: getting groceries for a sick neighbor; giving a bonus or day off to workers at a small business; visiting an elderly person who lives alone. Or consider these bay area residents recently featured in this Times series:

  • Seminole crossing guard Cyndi McCants, who looks out for all children in an 80-yard stretch of Portulaca Avenue.
  • Theresa FairLady pad for a stranger's vet bill so her puppy wouldn't have to be euthanized.

Now, as a widening economic crisis cuts deeper into our minds and pocketbooks, the opportunities for goodwill are seemingly boundless. We would like to share with readers the many ways that people, randomly, selflessly, take the time and effort to help others.

Do you have a story about someone who goes beyond the call of duty? E-mail your tale to; make sure to include your name and phone number. Or share your story here and let us know if we can contact you.

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[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:51pm]


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