Kids4Change757BY: ESTHER CASTILLEJO and HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(HAMPTON, Virginia) — Eleven-year-old Cartier Carey spent his summer at his lemonade stand in Hampton, Virginia raising money to buy diapers, wipes and other supplies for parents who needed help during the COVID-19 pandemic.Cartier told ABC News that he noticed a shortage of diapers in stores during the pandemic and wanted to help.“There was no diapers at all and I was like, ‘Oh, people are having babies so I should help [them] afford diapers,’” said Cartier.He started a lemonade stand and made about $4,500 in the first month. His stand also served as a diaper drive where people could donate diapers.On his first day back to virtual school, Cartier is still hard at work loading up a truck with more than 22,000 donated diapers.In a heartwarming moment captured on video and shared by his own mother, one mother was moved to tears by Cartier’s work, saying that it reminded her of a time when she was in need.“You are helping so many people. You have no idea. You see this truck? I didn’t always have this truck. I lived in a church home. And coming from where I came from and now here, it’s because of people like you. People gave me diapers, you know?” said the mother. “You’re an amazing young man and you can go far.”Cartier said he wouldn’t forget that vulnerable moment and that it motivated him to keep working.“It was heart-touching. I [almost] cried myself when she gave me a hug and started crying,” said Cartier. “After that, that made me just want to keep doing it.”Although he’s back in school, Cartier told “World News Tonight” that he will continue his mission. Cartier and his mother started a non-profit organization called “Kids 4 Change” to help get other kids involved in the initiative. Cartier said that his inspiration is Kobe Bryant because the late basketball player inspired him to be great and work hard.“Others can make a difference just like I’m doing right now,” he said. “They can save lives and be heroes. They’re never too young.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
An athletics center will be built to broaden the indoor space of three varsity athletics programs, the University announced in a press release Friday. The facility will be 111,400 square feet and is scheduled to be completed in July 2019, according to the release.Funded by gifts from multiple benefactors, the building will be constructed on the western-most field of the football team’s LaBar Practice Complex and will open practice space for the football, men and women’s soccer programs, the release stated. Dubbed the “Irish Indoor Athletics Center,” it will also be able to accommodate other recreational, campus-wide and community activities.According to the release, the new facilities are intended to provide greater access to the Loftus Sports Center, the University’s only sizable multi-purpose indoor facility that is currently in consistent heavy use.Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick emphasized the many functions the new center will serve while helping student-athletes balance their academic and athletic schedules.“Much as we have done with our approach to the Compton Family Ice Arena and the recent additions surrounding the football stadium, our focus when developing athletic facilities is to create uses that extend beyond varsity athletics,” Swarbrick said. “In this instance, in addition to creating what we believe will be the best indoor football practice facility in the country, we are creating additional recreational, club sport and community opportunities, while also ensuring that the students on our other varsity teams are practicing at times that allow for a more typical student experience.”Vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding said the facility’s creation will benefit a number of other students as well.“Allowing increased, consistent access to the Loftus Sports Complex will better serve students who compete passionately and successfully in dozens of clubs sports and intramural leagues, and perform in the renowned Band of the Fighting Irish,” she said.Tags: Construction, Erin Hoffmann Harding, indoor athletic facility, Irish Indoor Athletics Center, Jack Swarbrick, Loftus Sports Center read more
The death toll has risen to 425, withmore than 20,000 confirmed cases. “In response to the shortcomingsand deficiencies… we must improve our national emergency management systemand improve our abilities in handling urgent and dangerous tasks,” thereport said. It also ordered a “severe”crackdown on illegal wildlife markets – where the virus is thought to haveemerged. “It is necessary to strengthenmarket supervision, resolutely ban and severely crack down on illegal wildlifemarkets and trade.”(BBC) BEIJING – China’s top leadership hasadmitted “shortcomings and deficiencies” in the country’s response tothe deadly coronavirus outbreak. The rare admission came from thePolitburo Standing Committee, which called for an improvement in China’semergency management system. read more