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Lottery Winner helps Homeless

As I walked into the banquet hall of the Goodman’s Inn, the first thing that stood out to me were the eyes of the people. I felt as though I could actually see hope. Eyes seemed to sparkle and everyone in the hall sat talking to the others sitting around them as they waited for the main course of the evening. To understand this report we need to go back just over a year ago when Lindsey Long won the 50 million dollar lottery. Apparently the multimillionaire booked the Goodman’s Inn for December 24th through to January 2nd of this year solely to house the homeless over the Christmas holidays. Miss Long walked through the streets herself over the last week inviting the unfortunate homeless to come to the motel for these festivities. Lindsey Long has not only provided the rooms for this week, she also has clothed them with new wardrobes and warm winter clothing and accessories. Now as the people sat around the table they were told Miss Long had an announcement. We all waited to hear what this amazing lady had to say and excitement filled the room. When this beautiful young woman began to talk there wasn’t one dry eye in the building. She told them how she was not going to just send them back on the street next week but how she had built a new centre that would have sleeping facilities and showers to accommodate all of them. This new facility will be serving three meals a day which will be prepared solely from themselves on a voluntary bases. The feeling in the Inn that night was pure joy and as the people realized the impact of this wonderful news, they all broke out singing It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. This is Rhonda Reeds reporting for The Good Newspaper. Merry Christmas everyone. Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 11.12.2014 Sponsor Mystic Rose The Good Newspaper 1st

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Date: 1/10/2015 9:12:00 AM
I missed this one but I'm glad I went looking through some of your older writes to find this gem. Fantastic story! Congratulations I see you won a first place finish!
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Date: 12/10/2014 10:52:00 AM
It is a story beautifully written, that could be a future scenario for a successful movie. It reminds me a movies with Nicholas Cage who promised to share (with a waitress) a big sum of money he eventually would win. He won and tried to hold his promise,but lost all (including his partner of life ,actually a very bad person). And the American happy-end: All those who found the story,wrote them thousands of letters and helped them to know happiness.
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Date: 12/1/2014 8:06:00 AM
Brenda, just came back to fav this piece.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/1/2014 1:43:00 PM
Thanks so much Maurice.
Date: 11/20/2014 10:47:00 PM
WOW, what an amazing story. big congrats on your win.
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Date: 11/20/2014 6:40:00 AM
A kind heart this lottery winner has, to think about people with no place to call home. Congratulations to your well, deserved WIN Brenda! ^_^
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Date: 11/19/2014 1:36:00 PM
Congratulations on the win. IT was very much deserved.
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Date: 11/18/2014 9:22:00 AM
Kind of Miss Long,this is actually good; congrats on your win Brenda.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/18/2014 7:03:00 PM
Thank you Kayod5
Date: 11/17/2014 8:22:00 PM
Brenda, congratulations on your 1st place win! I love this Narrative and the way you wrote it - like a true journalist! Fav+7! Hugs, Sandra
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/18/2014 7:02:00 PM
Thanks so much Sandra. XOXO
Date: 11/17/2014 7:26:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on a first place win in a very small field of winners.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/18/2014 7:02:00 PM
Thank you Maurice
Date: 11/17/2014 5:51:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats Brenda:-) hugs jan xx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/18/2014 7:01:00 PM
Thanks Jan. :-).
Date: 11/16/2014 2:39:00 PM
What good news this is..Great emotive work that you have penned for this contest..I do hope that it is based on truth..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/18/2014 7:00:00 PM
Thank you Sara
Date: 11/15/2014 5:31:00 PM
Excellent, Brenda! You'll make a good journalist, believe me! People are dying to hear positive news, not only gossip, war, etc. Vienna's newspaper is going to be a hit! Paper! Paper! Paper! Read the Good News! paper! ... // paul
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/18/2014 6:59:00 PM
Thanks so much Paul
Date: 11/15/2014 8:11:00 AM
This lady is a saint! A heart warming story that shows the good side of human nature. Stories like this should be headline news instead of all the garbage we hear daily! GREAT write Brenda! Hugs, Jack XXX
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/18/2014 6:58:00 PM
Thanks Jack
Date: 11/14/2014 7:41:00 PM
How wonderful it would be if this would really happen with each and every lottery winner. Then it would be a reason to have the lotteries. Very well written Good luck Blessings Edith
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/18/2014 6:58:00 PM
Thank you Edith
Date: 11/13/2014 1:10:00 PM
love the story brenda excellent pen deeply beautiful piece bless you
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/13/2014 1:20:00 PM
Thank you Liam.
Date: 11/13/2014 10:46:00 AM
I really wish it would be that kind of Christmas for everyone sweet lady.What a good news this is..One to toast for and favour..Hugs..To my. fvs
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/13/2014 1:20:00 PM
Thanks for your beautiful comment Charmaine
Date: 11/12/2014 5:33:00 PM
Brenda, I like this one very much. I will keep my fingers crossed for you in this contest. A very positive and inspiring story. A "7" from me. And this one's a FAV too. Best Always, Gary
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/12/2014 7:40:00 PM
Thank you so much Gary. I am glad you like it.
Date: 11/12/2014 4:59:00 PM
so wonderful to hear a positive story about a big lottery winner - great descriptive write Brenda - good luck for the contest:-) Hugs jan xx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/12/2014 7:39:00 PM
Thanks Jan.
Date: 11/12/2014 4:17:00 PM
Very wonderful story Brenda! Just what we need more in this world love caring and the spirit of compassion for others that have no much or anything. Enjoyed to the joyful ending.a 7 from me! :) Love and hugs! xxxx D.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/12/2014 7:39:00 PM
Thank you Dorian
Date: 11/12/2014 1:58:00 PM
If this story is true, it is an amazing way to spend lottery money. The big winners I have heard accounts of usually end up in great heartache. I am back to just a phone for a few weeks....grrrr. so limited. Thanks for your visit.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/12/2014 7:38:00 PM
If I won that much I would not want to keep most of it. Just enough!
Date: 11/12/2014 1:43:00 PM
What a fabulous story Brenda...There still are some good hearted people in this world...hugs Tim
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/12/2014 7:31:00 PM
I know Tim. I guess we aren't the only ones.