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No Person Should Be Invisible, And After Watching This Video You'll Certainly Agree

"What I want to say to everybody is, study your own roots," says Judy Lucas of California. "See how many generations you have to go back to find immigrants. Just treat people like you hope your immigrant family was treated."


It's hard to argue with that. And it's hard not to be fully inspired by Judy, who started an organization called Friends of Fieldworkers, Inc. in her home of Ventura County, CA. After a 2013 fire in Ventura County that consumed the homes and personal possessions of 27 families of mostly fieldworkers, Judy led the effort to collect donations of clothing, furniture, food, and other needs to help the families get back on their feet. The founder of Friends of Fieldworkers says that she wants to change the way that a typical American views immigrant workers, as if they are part of the background scenery rather than as whole people with needs and families.

One of the people Judy has dedicated herself to through Friends of Fieldworkers is named Litzy Hernandez. The daughter of immigrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, Litzy didn't have the easiest time as a kid. Judy describes young Litzy as shy and a little "scattered," not sure of what she would do with her future. But through their friendship, Judy was able to help Litzy find purpose and better understand her potential.

"Judy came at a perfect time... She instilled in me that I had to pursue higher education," says Litzy.

Today, Litzy plans to go to college and then to pursue a degree in immigration law. And the countless other people whose lives Judy has touched through Friends of Fieldworkers are experiencing similar transformations in their lives. "She didn't know who we were, but she looked at us and she saw a human," says Litzy. We could all surely learn something from the deep compassion and altruism that Judy has in her!

To learn more about Friends Of Fieldworkers visit their website right here. And to see more videos that inspire, visit our YouTube channel and our Facebook page.

This HooplaHa original video was produced by Tracy Chevrier and shot by Alex Simon, and edited by Kellie Sieban.

OGTV Celebrates Pride 2020

There will be a noticeable absence of parades to kick off Pride Month 2020, but there is still a lot to celebrate! The stars of OnlyGood TV have some special messages of support and hope to carry you through the whole month, and beyond!

Watch and listen for beautiful images and encouraging words from Aydian (with some help from Antler), Caly, Bailey, and Heather, Christen and Freya. Join one of the many fun activities this month and remember to support your local LGBTQ businesses and friends in your town.

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Non-Profit Matches Veterans with Therapy Dogs for Life Changing Support

Brett Simon was a veteran K9 police officer who went on to work as a contractor for the Department of the Army as a bomb dog handler. However, after serving two tours in Iraq, he returned home suffering from PTSD.

Led by his Mom, Shari Duval, who had worked for veteran's charities near their home in Jacksonville Florida, Brett's family undertook two years of research to find a solution to help Brett and others with this condition.

Their research focused on canine assistance for PTSD. Ultimately, they started a non-profit organization. K9s For Warriors, dedicated to providing service dogs to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of their military service (post 9/11).

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When WIll Lourcey saw a man on a street corner in Fort Worth, Texas, asking for money for his next meal, he didn't turn his back, he jumped into action! That moment was the inspiration for the creation of Friends Reaching Our Goals (FROGS).

FROGS is a Non-Profit 501(C)(3) organization committed to end hunger, raise money and awareness for the hungry, and inspire youth to make our world a more positive and peaceful place.

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If you're like us, you're CRAVING SPORTS….. ANY KIND OF SPORTS!!!

So we created a show to help you get your fix - filled with great moments in sports, your favorite players and teams, and even super fun trivia... all hosted by our friend and a budding young athlete himself, destined to be part of sports history!

Welcome to This Week in Sports with Calder Hodge!

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My Gym For Kids - Now Virtual!

Without school Gym Class or Spring/Summer sports, how will kids stay healthy, active and fit?

One answer comes from our friends at My Gym. With access restricted to their locations across the U.S. and the world, they have been hard at work during these difficult times producing My Gym LIVE; fun-filled virtual classes to entertain kids 6 months to 10 years and keep them active!

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A Baby Goat and Emu Find Friendship on Rescue Farm

You have never seen a love story like this before!

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This Hero is Getting PPE to Hospital Workers - Only Good Heroes (E2)

OnlyGood TV presents its brand new original series, Only Good Heroes, where you'll meet some remarkable individuals and organizations who are making a huge difference in communities across the country, sparking action that pulls people together to battle the impact from this pandemic.

In this episode, host Lucia Nazzaro talks with Rhonda Roland Shearer the founder of the Art Science Research Laboratory and the driving force behind "cutredtape4heroes.org", the grassroots campaign that is meeting a critical need by supplying healthcare workers with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Dance Gave Her Love, a Community, and an Identity

At 2 1/2 years old, Shaina Schwartz and her Mom went to see the Nutcracker. Even though this was the first time she had ever seen any kind of a dance performance, as soon as it was over she excitedly said, "Mommy, that's what I want to do!"

Her long road toward becoming a dancer and then an owner and founder of a dance company had its share of ups and downs. Shaina started taking ballet lessons at a professional studio in New Hampshire at 5 years old and in her younger years, the regimen and regularity of the training was a good fit for her serious nature.

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