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Group of volunteers builds school desks for kids at home
A teacher in Iowa named Nate Evans started building desks for school kids who didn't have one at home. He's got over 50 volunteers to help, so they've now built around 600 of them.
Man fixes bikes during the Pandemic for Free!
A retired man, Ric Jackson has been fixing people's bikes for free during the pandemic. He started in April and has fixed over 650 bikes since then. The only type of payment he'll accept is baked goods.
Texas Teen Rescues Covid Family From House Fire hear Listen now: http://bit.ly/3ntgkbv
A Waco, Texas teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving her family from a house fire. Bianca Rivera smelled smoke and helped three other family members escape the blaze. The trio were unable to smell smoke on their own because they lost their sense of smell due to the coronavirus.
Bianca says, “I don’t really count myself as a hero. I would just do whatever anyone else would do for their own family I just wanted to get everyone else safe and alive that’s all I wanted that’s all I wanted was to keep everyone alive”
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.
1-24-2021 CLARITY CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER: HELPING CHILDREN WITH BEHAVORIAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL ILLNESS
Jessica Knudsen, CEO/President of Clarity Child Guidance Center talks about how their non-profit organization helps children experiencing behavioral, emotional or mental illness. She says about 20% of children experience that at some point, equating to approximately 130,000 children in Bexar County. She talked about ways to notice that a child is in crisis. She also noted that the pandemic has been difficult on a lot of children, increasing their level of anxiety.
1-17-2021 MOUNTAIN CEDAR SEASON IS HERE
Every December, mountain cedar pollen blows into the San Antonio area, making some people miserable. Jonathan Motsinger, the Central Texas Operations department head for the Texas A&M Forest Service talks about cedar fever, the Ashe juniper trees that produce the pollen and how environmental conditions affect the pollen production. He also discusses oak wilt and fire safety when outdoors.
1-10-2021 DR. STEPHEN NEWHART OF VIGOR ACTIVE HAS ADVICE ON GETTING FIT AND HEALTHY
With a new year comes resolutions to losing weight, eating better and improving health. Healthy living expert Dr. Stephen Newhart of Vigor Active in Fort Worth offers advice about what it takes to keep moving and what you are putting into your body. He discusses his area of study, whole body vibration, a passive way to work your muscles.
The City of San Antonio has a surveillance dashboard with information on the number of cases of the virus, the locations, and more. If you want to check in and keep up with the dashboard, there’s a website version, and a mobile version.