Making A Difference
Whether it’s wood, the world wide web, or helping a client with their latest “look,” WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia profiles three Minnesota millennials, all in their 20s, making a difference.
Many of us take things like making friends or living independently for granted. When one Twin Cities mom felt her daughter wouldn’t have the same opportunities as others, she did something about it.
It’s not unusual for grandparents to be active in their grandchildren’s lives.
There are so many good people in our community doing great things, so we’re starting a new project here at WCCO where you can recognize people who are doing good for others and Making a Difference.
Nearly 12 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with cancer. The ugly disease has been the call to action for a junior at the University of Minnesota.
Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference award is going to Ron Johnson who volunteers his time at a non-profit that helps people transition out of poverty and homelessness.
A few years ago, local choreographer Matthew Michael Ferrell fell in love with the documentary Young at Heart. The film follows a group of New England seniors who sing rock music. Ferrell saw it 10 times.
In 2000, when Ashley Van Oert was 12, she lost her dog Coco. She was crushed, but her Mom told her to start something positive in her dog’s memory.
People all over the country were stunned when Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot. A woman from Minnetonka was no different.
The woman who nominated Jane Lundquist told us about Lundquist’s Maple Grove home.
Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference award is going to a librarian. Not just any librarian — Marilyn Mauritz believes in second chances even if you goofed up and lost a book.
Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s Making a Difference winners are Suzanne Rode and Lisa Rambo who started Every Monday Matters.
Twice a month, WCCO-TV gets to do something pretty fun — surprise someone who’s helping others. This week’s winner is Kurt Stumpf, a teacher in Pierz, Minn., which is two hours north of the Twin Cities.
What do you call a couple who travels across the country over and over again to help disaster victims? Good Samaritans? Saints? No, just call them Myron and Thelma Nash.
Once a month, she cooks up and serves meals at the Dorothy Day Center. Every pledge drive, she answers phones at Twin Cities Public Television.
An 83-year-old great-grandma is using knitting to spreading her love to babies all over Minnesota.
Kate Herzog is a native of Ghana who didn’t learn to read until she was 11. Now she’s paying it forward, and running a worldwide business out of this tiny office at the University of St. Thomas.
Gerri McWherter’s essay on her friend and co-worker Barb Boger was moving. In it, McWherter cited numerous reasons why Boger should receive $500 from WCCO-TV and American Equity Mortgage for “Making a Difference.”