Heart of Utah

UNICEF staffer Rafik ElOuerchefani inspects pallets of auto-disable syringes and safety boxes at a ...
Colby Walker

Latter-day Saint Charities donates $20 million to support global vaccination campaign

Latter-day Saint Charities is donating $20 million to support the global campaign to provide 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines to those in low and middle-income countries.
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Thom Reed visits a slave dungeon in Elmina, Ghana in 2016 while on his trip to Africa to help ramp ...
Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Elevating Black family history and connecting to the past

As thousands gather virtually for RootsTech, Thom Reed shares why family history is so important and ways to help others connect to their roots this Black History Month.
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Colby Walker

Texas man hands out cash to shoppers at store without power

When the power went out at a store where Texas residents lined up to buy necessities, the store could only accept cash, so a mystery man came to the rescue.
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Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Become a bird nerd by spotting bald eagles this February

February is a great month to see bald eagles and other majestic birds in Utah. Here are the best places to find them in action.
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Madeleine Porter

Students from Pleasant Grove participate in ‘Choose Kindness Month’

Students from Pleasant Grove marked "Choose Kindness Month" by showing appreciation for local firefighters and police officers.
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Cami Mondeaux

Stray Cat Strut: Two teens build shelters to help community cats

Anagha Rao and Emily Keller, two students at Skyline High School, built 24 shelters to keep stray cats warm during the Utah winter.
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Mary Richards

Sarah’s Bill close to passing

The Davis County teenager who was critically injured by a drunk driver was at the Capitol to see strong support for "Sarah's Bill" a new DUI bill named for her.
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Mary Richards

Mat and Savanna Shaw, a viral daddy-daughter singing duo sharing hope through music

Mat and Savanna Shaw, a daddy-daughter singing duo from Kaysville are coming up on one year since their first video went viral, and they are showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. 
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Wedding ICU...
Madeleine Porter

Nurses help plan wedding in ICU for a Utah woman

One Utah woman had her wedding in an ICU as one of her last interactions with her father before he peacefully passed away.
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Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Extreme Motus including people of all abilities on the adventure

Orem's Extreme Motus off-road wheelchair is allowing one man to finally see places around Utah he thought he'd never be able to experience, and he's taking everyone along for the ride.
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Madeleine Porter

Park City firefighter gives kidney through anonymous donation

Even though Henry Evans is a Park City firefighter, he won't let the nerves of giving his kidney through a donation get to him.
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Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Strong like Sarah

Almost six months to the day since a horrific accident, a journey is just beginning for a remarkable young woman, Sarah Frei, from Northern Utah. Her Strong Like Sarah Instagram page is inspiring people the world over.
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Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Herriman teacher overcomes challenges to win ultramarathons

Doctors thought a Herriman teacher would never run again after her Lyme Disease diagnosis, but she proved them wrong, by running long distances and winning.
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Lisa Respers France, CNN

Post Malone is donating 10,000 of his sold out Crocs to frontline workers

Post Malone is donating 10,000 pairs of his sold-out crocs to frontline healthcare workers to 70 hospitals across the country
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Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Pizza shop owner goes viral and gives back

A viral video from a pizza shop owner saved his store from closing -- and gave him the chance to give back to other small businesses.
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Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: UVU online art gallery showcases works by people with autism

An online art display from UVU features the artwork of a five year old with autism -- and the art of dozens of other people finding new ways to thrive.
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In this photo provided by Gary Schottle, Derek "Tank" Schottle competes in the 100 meter dash as pa...
JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer

One Good Thing: Special Olympian spreads message of love

Derek “Tank” Schottle was withdrawn and bullied when he was a young boy. Special Olympics allowed him to gain confidence and transform into a leader.
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Best Friends...
Cami Mondeaux

Despite pandemic, Best Friends Animal Society says it’s ‘closer than ever’ to no-kill Utah

After launching an initiative in 2014 to end the killing of cats and dogs in Utah shelters, Best Friends Animal Society reports it's "closer than ever."
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Cami Mondeaux

Santa Sighting: Macey’s offers special greetings for curbside pickups

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it's been a challenge for kids to visit with Santa ahead of Christmas Day -- Macey's wanted to change that. 
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Mary Richards and Becky Bruce

Heart of Utah: A City Sidewalk Christmas recreates real-life reunion

"A City Sidewalk Christmas" tells the story of two men whose friendship overcame homelessness and addiction.
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Cami Mondeaux

Utah ranked most charitable state in U.S., new study finds

Well, the numbers are in: Utah is ranked as the most charitable state in the country for 2020, according to a new study from WalletHub. 
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Simone Seikaly

Utah Amazon employees deliver $90K in donations to local nonprofits

With input from their local employees, Amazon fulfillment centers and delivery stations in Utah identified areas where they could help spread the Christmas spirit this year.
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Colby Walker

WATCH: Classic Cheerios Christmas ad remade in 2020

After a TikTok asking Cheerios to remake a classic Christmas ad went viral, the cereal maker is reminding all that no matter how far away family is, we can still be together.
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Mary Richards

Wreaths Across America lays wreaths on veterans’ graves throughout Utah

Families of veterans who go visit their graves for Christmas may see a wreath there. Volunteers worked hard over the weekend to place a wreath on the graves of veterans in 55 locations around Utah. 
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