Lending a Helping Hand in San Francisco

Homelessness is a sad but true fact for many people in the U.S. today.
In San Francisco the problem is very prevalent. Back in 2013, the number of
homeless people were around 6,500. As you can imagine, it is not easy
being without shelter.

Among the many issues that the homeless population faces is no shower access.
The options are few to clean yourself with no home to do it in. San Francisco
has about 20 working shower stalls for use.

A woman named Doniece Sandoval has seen enough and has made it her goal to help.
Formerly a marketing executive, she is no stranger to new ideas and making them
work. Now at 51, she has a service for the homeless called Lava Mae.

This new company turns decommissioned buses into rolling shower stalls.
She said that she saw a very dirty, sobbing woman one day. The woman was saying
to herself “I’ll never be clean.” This is one of the many instances that has
prompted Sandoval to help.

With the goal of providing 2000 showers a week being the result of this endeavor.
You can learn more about this project by clicking the link.

Lending a Helping Hand in San Francisco

Even Dying Dog Has Bucket List: Beautiful Trip To Ocean

If you don’t feel something after this story, then sadly you are barely human, which brings us to an amazing dog named Dood.

I don’t have my own 4-footed companion, but I do share a very close bond to my brother’s dog Lexi, so I have clearly come to understand the incredible bond with man’s best friend.

This tale of a wagging tail first came about on CNN.com, and has since caught on like wildfire around the globe.

It is easy to see why.

This handsome 5-year-old adopted golden retriever is dying of bone cancer, not a simple fact to accept without a gulp in the throat, at least not for me.

Dood, who has been raised in Utah, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in July, and his human parents, the Williamses, were just floored. The lovable and friendly canine has only days left to live.

Cassidy Williams was planning to marry her fiance in August on the beach in a town by the sea in Oregon. That’s when a wonderful plan came to be: Dood would make the long 13-hour car trip with Daddy Mr. Williams at the wheel.

Dood had never seen the ocean and everyone was excited to see how the dog would react. In addition, Dood would also serve a key role in the marriage of Cassidy and her groom Matthijs as ringbearer.

As expected, Dood came to love frolicking in the sea; he was a bit hesitant at first, but then delighted in the vast beauty of the ocean and its lapping waves. Dood had never been far out of his comfort zone, and in a sense, was treated to a touching bucket list.

As Cassidy later remarked, “He was so happy, he had so much energy. He did a fantastic job as the ring bearer.”

There are gorgeous photos of Dood seeing the ocean for his first and last time. Check them out here atSunnySkyz.com and also here at WMTW.com.

Dood will return home to Utah now, but it’s a journey and adventure that made a huge impact on his young life.

I love this quote about our favorite canines:

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”
―M.K. Clinton (author, The Returns)

Even Dying Dog Has Bucket List: Beautiful Trip To Ocean