Strangers help a soldier surprise his wife for their 20th anniversary.
On his flight home from Afghanistan a week after his 20th anniversary, Scott Hinson enlisted 19 fellow passengers to give his wife a rose as they got off the plane and wish her a happy anniversary. The couple’s two teenagers stood next to their mom and held up a sign that read, “Welcome home, Chief Hinson,” so people would know who to give the roses to.
Hinson had the event recorded in a video he posted on Youtube which captures his wife’s amazement as strangers approached her with roses and congratulatory greetings.
And he, of course, delivered the 20th rose. His wife was shocked and touched.
A church in New Jersey is now serving as a central location to help residents recover from Superstorm Sandy.
The First Presbyterian Church's basement is piled high with donated clothing, bedding, and shoes, which they plan to pass out for Easter this weekend.
The church recently completed renovations after it was flooded with 6 feet of water during the storm.This week, the church will be handing out the donated goods to those who need them. It will also serve as a one-stop shop where victims can connect with groups aiding in the recovery.
A 14 year old girl is working to be the youngest person ever to run a marathon on every continent.
Winter Vinecki was only nine when her father gave her the devastating news that he was gonna die of a rare, aggressive form of prostate cancer. Within ten months he was gone and Winter was devastated. But she channeled her grief into forming a non-profit organization called Team Winter, which is designed to raise global awareness for the type of cancer her father passed away from. And she started running marathons and hopes to raise money to fund cancer research. She completed her first Olympic-distance triathlon in less than four hours at the age of nine.
This year she’s tackling Antarctica, the Inca Trail Marathon (labeled the toughest marathon in the world) and New Zealand.
Samantha Ford's boyfriend serves in the Army and was deployed several months ago. In his honor, she has a sticker on her car that reads, "Half my heart is in Afghanistan."
It caught the eye of a veteran in Arlington, Massachusetts. That person left Ford a touching surprise on her windshield - two $20 bills and a note she'll never forget.
The note read, "I noticed the sticker on the back of your car. Take your hero out to dinner when he comes home. Thank you both for serving - him deployed and you for waiting." It was signed, "United States Veteran, God Bless."
More than 28,000 people were in line on Saturday, March 16, to tour The Ark, a Noah's Ark-inspired children's building at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.
The Ark's public grand opening was held on March 16, and on March 17 it opened its doors to 13 Sunday school classes and an 840-person worship room for children ages 3 to 7. During the week, The Ark is used for mother's-day-out events and other programs for children and church members. Within the first hour of its opening last weekend, thousands of people waited in line to be among the first to experience the 28,400 square foot Ark firsthand.