Several months back I found myself receiving almost daily emails from a gentleman named Carl. The emails he’d send contained links to news articles about homelessness from various news sources through out the nation. When I inquired how he was coming up with all of these links, he wrote back saying that he was getting them through custom "news alerts" via the Internet.
I wanted to slap myself on the forehead for not thinking about signing up for news alerts – but better late than never, right? So I signed up and started receiving these alerts sent directly to my email account.
There is one that I received a couple of days ago which really is one of those stories that makes you say to yourself: "Now, how cool is that?" (more…)