☀ Millions Transform Housing For Yellowstone Staff

AND Generous Donation Helps College Students

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Here’s what to know for Monday:

  • Donar donates $40 million for Yellowstone Park employee housing

  • World’s first milk-producing amphibian discovered

  • Chinese American family donates $5 million to Black college students

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An anonymous donor gives $40 million for Yellowstone National Park housing.

This multimillion-dollar gift isn't about saving the spotted owls or planting a zillion trees. Nope, it's all about ensuring that the park staff have a cozy spot to call home sweet home.

Because let's face it, folks, when you're out there battling bears and giving tours, you need a decent place to crash.

With over 3,000 folks on the Yellowstone payroll during peak tourist season, finding digs has been trickier than herding buffalo.

Park Superintendent Cam Sholly even spilled the beans on how they've been ghosted by potential hires who took one look at the housing scene and high-tailed it outta there.

You'd think living next door to Yogi Bear's stomping ground would be a dream come true, but affordable rentals are about as rare as a unicorn sighting these days.

And don't even get us started on buying a place nearby.

A stroll through downtown Gardiner, Montana (population: more elk than people) feels like a real estate reality check. One look at those price tags and you'll be reaching for smelling salts faster than you can say "cha-ching."

With 70 shiny new units on the horizon, the Yellowstone crew can finally put down roots without breaking the bank.

This generous gesture might just kickstart a wave of philanthropy at other national parks. For folks like Ashea Mills, who've called Gardiner home for decades, it's about preserving the soul of the community.

Because when you're fighting to keep the wild wild and the tourists happy, you need a tribe you can count on. After all, every great adventure deserves a comfy place to call home.

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Back in 1939, in sunny Coronado, California, the Dongs found themselves hitting a housing roadblock. 

Emma and Gus Thompson, a remarkable Black couple in town, offered them a place to call home when no one else would budge.

Fast forward to today, and the Dongs are paying it forward big time. 

With hearts full of gratitude, they're donating $5 million to support Black college students. Talk about a full-circle moment!

"It's all about giving others a shot at a brighter future," says Janice Dong, 86, beaming with pride about their plan to sell the family home and an adjacent property.

The Dongs aren't just stopping at a generous check. 

Nope, they're also pushing to have San Diego State University's Black Resource Center named after the Thompsons. Now that's what we call a double dose of goodness!

With a history dating back to the late 19th century in California, the Dongs have certainly left a mark.

In a world where kindness often feels like a rare gem, the Dong family's story is a refreshing reminder that goodness knows no bounds. They've taught us all a lesson or two in love, legacy, and the power of a helping hand.

Take a deep breath, folks!

Picture this: you're laying on a beach, waves gently lapping at the shore, sun kissing your skin.

Close your eyes, and let's transport ourselves there for a moment.

Inhale slowly through your nose, feel the air fill your lungs, then exhale through your mouth, releasing all that stress.

Ah, can you feel it?

Keep those breaths steady and deep, and you'll be as chill as a cucumber in no time!

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