A Baldwinsville mother donated $10,000 to raise awareness for mental health. Nearly five years after losing her 18 year old son Eric to suicide, Michelle Green wanted to do something to make sure it wouldn't happen to anyone again. At first she didn't do anything but greve, but then she got a wake-up call when she read about Paige Bird, a 10th grader at Baker High School in Baldwinsville who killed herself in 2016 and she knew she had to help. The $10,000 is going to the Baldwinsville School District to help train teachers and counselors better to learn signs of suicide to hopefully catch something like this before it happens.
A man drowning was saved by his dog. 24-year-old Mason Ringer was boating with two friends in South Carolina when his boat flipped over. It’s never a good time to flip a boat but this was a particularly bad time, with winds gusting and temperature was a dangerous 58 degrees. The two friends were able to get to shore, but Mason was stuck in the choppy waves, until Woody, his Labrador, heard Mason calling for help and jumped into the water. Mason was able to grab hold of Woody and amazingly paddle back to shore. Now fully recovered from the rescue, Mason says he owes Woody a big steak for his cold river swim.
Today is American Red Cross Giving Day and they need your help more than ever. VP of Disaster Operations Brad Kieserman says this has been one of the most demanding years in Red Cross history and you can show your support for those in need. Now, you can make an instant ten-dollar donation by texting the word RedCross to 90999 thats the word RedCross to 90999. Or if you just want to just show support you can get on social media and use the hashtag Number-1-Family. To find out more information, once again, you can visit RedCross.org
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