We hope this note finds you safe and healthy.
As we all continue to navigate through these unique and evolving times, we want you to know that we are here for you. It’s during these times that we will witness the resilience and beauty of the human spirit. We hope that you’ll find reassurance, as we do, in knowing that we are all in this together.
We've dedicated this newsletter to promote good news, which unfortunately can be rare during these difficult times. Read on for heartwarming stories, both locally and nationally, that will make you want to pay it forward.
John Krasinski Launches
“Some Good News” on YouTube
Actor John Krasinski launched a YouTube channel where he will feature Some Good News, which is dedicated to sharing good news throughout these hard times. The first segment included many heartwarming stories from around the world, such as communities banding together to help each other out and different cities showing their appreciation for their local healthcare workers. Krasinski also welcomed two special guests: Steve Carrell, who spoke about the 15-year anniversary of The Office and Coco Johnson, a teenager who returned home from her final chemotherapy treatment to a surprise parade thrown by her friends and family to celebrate her. Click here to watch Some Good News Episode 1 and when you have finished that, click here for Episode 2. It is sure to put a smile on your face.
Comcast CEO Donates $5M for Philadelphia Students' Laptops
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and his family have donated $5 million to the School District of Philadelphia to buy laptops so their students are able to learn remotely. As of recently, these students haven’t been able to move to online learning because half of the students don’t have access to a computer or internet connection. This donation will allow the school district to purchase 50,000 Chromebooks, which will be distributed to the students. Click here to read the full article.
Middle Child Raises Money to Help Healthcare Workers
Middle Child, a neighborhood eatery in Center City located near Jefferson and Pennsylvania Hospitals, decided to raise money for healthcare workers since they interact with them on a daily basis. Owner Matthew Cahn took to their social media accounts and raised around $15,000 so far, which will help to feed about 800 healthcare workers. In addition to the funding, the Middle Child team will make sandwiches with handwritten notes for the local medical community, which also allows Cahn to pay his employees even though the restaurant isn’t open to the public. Click here to read the full article.
35 Heartwarming Stories Throughout These Difficult Times
Although the news has been negative lately, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any positive stories coming out of these hard times. Here is an article of 35 heartwarming stories, including doctors coming out of retirement to help others, people paying it forward and the community coming together during this difficult time. Click here to read the full article.
Two incredible programs were announced over the past two weeks. Want to learn more about either of them? Let me know - I can help!
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic $2.2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package, which was signed by President Trump. It will help small businesses, provide access to new types of loans, save jobs, support the unemployed and will give money to nearly everyone, which will help to boost the economy.
Compass introduced Virtual Agent Services, an exclusive suite of marketing tools to help showcase listings virtually. The program includes Virtual Open Houses, Interactive Video Showings, Virtual Neighborhood Walks, Digital Listing Brochures, Video Mail, Live Postcards, Digital Ads, Digital Ad Insights, Live Virtual Events and Enhanced 3D Staging.
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