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Tuesday, March 16

Combined Effort Helps Save Texas Sea Turtles After Historic Cold Stun Event

In February 2021 a powerful winter storm swept through Texas, affecting humans and animals alike. Among those deeply impacted by the deep freeze were sea turtles. Read about the fight to save them here.

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Monday, March 8

Building a Brighter Future for Bees—and the Planet

Greater Good Charities and Borderlands Restoration Network recently worked together in Southern Arizona to restore important habitats for bees and other critical pollinators.

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Wednesday, February 24

From Freezing to Foster

The polar vortex that swept the coldest air in a decade across the United States didn't just pay a harsh visit to Texas. It also affected many other southern states, including Louisiana. This vortex, Snowvid-21, came through West Monroe, and with more severe weather on the way, Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter (OPAS) staff knew they needed their community to help care for their animals.

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Tuesday, February 23

Greater Good Charities’ Disaster Response to Deadly Winter Storms

Thanks to your generous gifts so far, Greater Good Charities has already distributed several emergency grants and is reviewing requests for additional support to be provided in the coming days.

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Wednesday, January 6

Caring for the Vulnerable During COVID-19

As COVID-19 rages on in the United States, Greater Good Charities is working with partners all around the country to protect our most vulnerable populations. While we do not know the full effects of COVID-19, we know that by providing hand sanitizer to people experiencing homelessness and people living in interim housing sites that make social distancing difficult, we are significantly reducing the spread of COVID-19 among this vulnerable population.

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Monday, November 23

Riggs’s Road to Recovery

Healed and handsome once again, Riggs from Hawaii is ready for his next adventure!

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Monday, November 16

2020 Disaster Response: Wildfires & Hurricanes Compound the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, Greater Good Charities’ Disaster Response team has been called upon to respond to multiple natural disasters across the U.S. including devastating wildfires and hurricanes. During the second half of 2020, these natural disasters placed additional burdens on communities whose resources were already drained by the pandemic. Thanks to our partnership with PetSmart Charities®, we have been able to amplify our efforts to help communities in need during this challenging year.

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Thursday, November 5

Foster Hero Says Goodbye to Girly Before Flight Across the Pacific

As one serial foster mom explains, seeing a foster pet leave for their forever home is a bittersweet experience - even if you've done it 87 times before!

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Monday, November 2

WATCH: Paws Across the Pacific, a Historic Pet Rescue Mission

This year Greater Good Charities partnered with Wings of Rescue and the John R. Peterson Foundation to launch Paws Across the Pacific in what would be the single largest pet airlift in history. On October 28, 2020, we flew nearly 600 dogs and cats from 6 shelters on 5 Hawaiian islands to Seattle, WA, where they would quickly find homes in the Pacific Northwest. Watch the journey here.

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Monday, September 28

Pets Flown to Safety Just in Time

As Hurricane Laura approached the Gulf Coast, we knew we had to be there for shelter pets. With no owners to get them to safety, it was up to us and Wings of Rescue to make sure these pets were flown safely out of the way of the hurricane’s life-threatening storm surge.

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