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Pizza owner saves customers 'dough'
A pizzeria owner was sick of seeing people getting tickets for parking in a poorly marked handicap zone near his shop. So, he took it upon himself to clearly mark the area with blue paint to help people avoid getting the $150 fine.
Woman and late husband save the same man's life as organ donors
Organ recipient Jeff Granger is doing well and thriving a year after getting his second kidney transplant from a Florida couple. Sixteen years ago, Bryan Herrington died in a tragic accident, and his kidney was given to Granger to save his life. Last year when the donated kidney started failing, Bryan's widow, Terri, became a living donor and gave one of her kidneys to the same man her husband
Homeless man receives thousands from strangers
A 24-year-old guy named Philip Vu quit his bank job a while back to live out of his car and travel. And along the way, he made friends with a homeless guy named Mike. Philip thought he was so interesting, he started posting videos of their conversations online, and they went viral. Then people reached out to ask how they could help Mike . . . and ended up donating $17,000. Here's how he reacted when Philip gave him the first $1,000 in an envelope.
Chrissie Murnin brings you interviews and insight into people helping others in the San Antonio area. Check in each week for another amazing and inspirational story.
5-9-2021 BASIC WILDERNESS SURVIVAL
As more people head outdoors this summer, SOS Adventures Founder Joey Rios, provides advice on wilderness survival. He says being prepared and having a few basic things including a knife, a compass, a container and a flashlight can be lifesavers. He says ignorance and arrogance can get hikers into trouble.
5-2-2021 VISITATION HOUSE MINISTRIES
Andrea Hofstetter, Executive Director of Visitation House Ministries talks about the program that was started years ago by two Incarnate Word sisters, Noemi Hayes and Yolanda Tarango, to help homeless women with children. Today the non-profit organization provides transitional housing and education programs to women, to aid them in becoming self sufficient.
4-25-2021 RECYCLE WITH THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO'S SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Marcus Lee of the City of San Antonio's Solid Waste Management Department talks about recycling in order to reduce the amount of stuff going to the landfill, while helping the environment. He talks about how the pandemic and the winter freeze affected the department, increasing the volume of organics and trash their crews collected.