Kevin & Bean’s Great News: Meet the Man Helping in the Wake of the El Paso Shooting

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August 5, 2019

Today on Kevin & Bean we have GREAT NEWS stories for you. We find news stories that make you feel good and restore your faith in humanity to balance out all the bad news you hear on the news.

This morning Bean introduced us to Matt Cameron and Kelli Davis, who got married last month. While planning for their wedding Kelli came up with an idea. Instead of getting traditional wedding gifts, they set up an Amazon registry for School Supply donations. Kelli is a teacher and knows how many kids go to school without even the basics such as pens, pencils, notebooks or uniforms. So the idea was a no-brainer. Cameron was completely on board and the couple customized their wedding invitations, requesting that guests bring a backpack filled with items like notebooks, pencils and tailored to an individual student's needs, including size, grade, and gender. When the community heard about what this couple did, Companies reached out and started delivering supplies to their door. All these supplies will be given to the students at Booker T. Washington when they start school in a couple of weeks. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Kevin brought our attention to two 21-year-old El Paso residents Gabriel Gonzalez and Brian Estrada. After the shooting, they went to a Walmart in El Paso to buy water. They wanted to help in the relief efforts so after buying a lot of water, they drove around the area offering water to first responders, police, fire, reporters, victims and anyone who wanted because they wanted to help the people who were helping after the shooting. It’s a small gesture, sure, but it was what they could do to help. Estrada mounted an American flag and a Mexican flag on the back of his truck to show solidarity between the two countries as he drove around. Estrada is also a DREAMer and was born in Juarez, Mexico but has lived his whole life in El Paso, Texas U.S.A. He identifies as American because he’s lived here his whole life, and also identifies as being Mexican because of his culture. This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Today Allie told us about a barber in Tennessee who wanted to encourage kids to read. Six months ago 28-year-old Jermaine Scott noticed that children getting a haircut would be looking at tablets or cell phones as they sat for haircuts and it would be hard to cut their hair. So he started offering discounts for children’s haircuts if they read books during the haircut. Scott started Barbershop Books Day, where every Thursday kids would get a discounted haircut for reading. He has since been getting books donated to him by several places including Dolly Pardon’s Imagination Library. This is more than just reading it includes reading out loud to help with public speaking to get over fears and obstacles. Scott is hoping that this trend catches on and other barbershops start doing this as well. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

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