Consider This: Good News 4-19-18

Consider This: Good News 4-19-18

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a working lunch with some real impact.

Students from Georgia Southern's Armstrong campus spent their lunch break on Wednesday doing something good for the community.

The Green Group and other volunteers spent an hour cleaning up Bell's Landing on the Little Ogeechee River. They picked up trash from around the dock to help stop it from making its way into the water and stopping it from causing harm to animals and fish in the area.

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper is working to get more people out there to help clean up since the weather is warming up.

A Savannah family actually got two surprises on this year's Tax Day. The first was when baby Aiden was born a month early. The second came a few hours later when the folks at Memorial Health along Georgia's Path-2-College presented Aiden and his mother with a $1,500 check that will be used to start Aiden's college fund.

The Path-2-College 529 plan is operated by Georgia's Treasury Department, giving all Georgian's an opportunity to set up a college savings account for their children.

And finally, this week, lawyers across Georgia are duking it out to combat hunger across the state with the 7th Annual Legal Food Frenzy.

From now until April 27, more than 200 law firms and legal organizations representing more than 15,000 members of the legal community will go head to head to see who can raise the most food and funds for the state's eight regional food banks.

Last year, the Coastal Georgia region had 14 firms participating and they were able to collect nearly 750 pounds of food and more than $6,000 in funds.

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