Boy Grows Hair To Give To Girls With Cancer

10-year-old Thomas Moore heard about a 5-year-old girl who had lost her hair due to chemotherapy and on his own decided to grow his hair long to give to the girl.  His hair had to be continually cornrowed to keep it neat, and after two years it was ready to be cut.  Sadly, the little girl who had inspired him to do his good deed had passed away, however his hair was enough to make three wigs for children with cancer.  Thomas was nervous getting it cut, wondering what he would look like, but was proud of himself afterwards and thrilled by the joy he had brought to three ill children.  Retired NBA player Derek Anderson's foundation bestowed an Acts of Kindness award on Thomas



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Hackers Donate $15K for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has pummeled Puerto Rico over the past week, knocking out power for the entire island. The island’s calls for help have been answered by an unlikely source…hackers. Several data security companies and hacker conferences have started collecting money and supplies for Puerto Rico. These are the good hackers, and an ideal source to help with getting communication lines and Internet connectivity to those in need.

So far they have collected $15,000 and are sending emergency equipment, radios, laptops, phones, and more! Some of the great organizations that are helping include: Derbycon, Shmoocon, Hushcon, BSidesRaleigh, Nolacon, BSidesDE, Phantom Rescue, Hackers for Charity, BSidesPR, and BSidesLV!

Thank you hackers and the security community!!


And that’s what’s good,





Pope Opens Laundromat for Homeless

In addition to finding food to eat and a place to sleep, the homeless experience great difficulty in washing and drying what they are wearing, often the only clothes they have. Pope Francis has opened a free laundromat for the poor of Rome. It will soon be expanded to include showers and a barbershop. Whirlpool has donated washing machines, dryers, and irons, while Proctor and Gamble is providing detergent. East High School in Utah has installed washing machines and dryers for their homeless students which number 80 out of the student body of 2000. The laundry room is also equipped with donated detergent as well as free clothes for the taking. Having clean, appropriate clothes to wear allows students to focus on their academics and greatly increases the chances they will not drop out before graduation. How about more cities, companies, and schools taking inspiration and instruction from these “blessed” models!



-The Good World News

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