9 minutes | Mar 25, 2020

COVID-19 Positive & Good News Stories from the Coronavirus Pandemic - March 25, 2020

After a "purposeful pause," the In Happier News podcast is back by popular demand. Who doesn't need some positive news right now with everything going on with COVID-19?! Here are happier, inspiring stories from around the world in ten minutes or less.  Today is March 25, 2020:  1- Oceanside, CA Kitchen Takes Donated Restaurant Food, Volunteer Chefs Turn it into Meals and Volunteers Delivering it to Elderly, Immune-Comprised and Low-Income Families.  2- Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer  3 - Businesses Giving Back During The Coronavirus:  U-Haul offering 30 days of free storage to college students who are displaced due to the coronavirus outbreak.  L’oreal is going to produce hand sanitizer.  Burger King is giving away two free kids' meals with any purchase if you use the Burger King app  Uber Eats is donating 300,000 meals to first responders and healthcare workers. Woot woot!!!!  Designer and "Project Runway" winner Christian Siriano’s sewing team is making masks for healthcare workers.  Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple will be donating "millions" of masks to health workers in the US and Europe.  Facebook donated 720,000 masks that were leftover from the California wildfires.  Johnson and Johnson donated  1 million masks, 48,000 bottles of isopropyl alcohol, an electrosurgical generator, and 1,300 packs of Acuvue contact lenses to affected areas in China.  The owner of the retail store Zara, announced it will donate masks to coronavirus patients and health officials in Spain. The company says it's also looking into converting factories to manufacture hospital gowns.  4- Venice canals run clear, dolphins appear in Italy’s waterways amid coronavirus lockdown  5- JOANN Stores are Handing Out Free Fabric Supplies at Curbside to Anyone Sewing Face Masks at Home  6- How to 3-D print a protective face shield (and then donate it to health care workers)  If you have a great story to share or feedback, connect at InHappierNews.com.  About the host: Deanne Goodman is a journalist, mom, speaker and co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook. In Happier News also has it's own Instagram page @inhappiernews where you'll find inspiration and information on the latest episodes.
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