This news has been received from:

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

PORTLAND-AUBURN, Maine -- A 10-year-old boy in Maine has raised more than $3,600 for charity just by using his trampoline!

Jackson Welch spent 24 hours jumping, eating, and sleeping on his trampoline to raise money for the Animal Refuge League of Maine.

According to WMTW, the inspiration to help out the refuge came when Welch's family lost their cat.

SEE ALSO: Australian koalas get help from League City girl after bushfires

It was after that loss that they donated their leftover food and toys to the organization. Then they also adopted a new kitten.

"I might try to do more 24-hour challenges, but not outside anymore cause the heat is awful and the coldness is awful," Jackson said.

But the GoFundMe page is not his first attempt to combine his love of animals and the internet. The 10-year-old says he posts videos of his kitten to YouTube regularly.

SEE ALSO: Service dog program works to raise money during COVID-19

News Source:

Tags: pets animals pets animals u s world good news feel good fundraiser

Miami Herald apologizes for insert with racist and anti-Semitic commentary

Next News:

Baker Backs Fellow Republican Susan Collins As Maine Senate Race Heats Up

BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – In the midst of Maine’s contested Senate rate, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has thrown his support behind fellow Republican Sen. Susan Collins over Democratic challenger Sara Gideon.

Baker voiced his support for Collins in a new 15-second ad that was released on Friday, highlighting her willingness to work across party lines and serve as an independent representative of her state in the Senate.

“As governor of Massachusetts, I work with both parties to get things done. Susan Collins does that in the Senate,” Baker says in his ad. “She’s pro-environment, pro-women, pro-Maine. We need more leaders like Susan. I hope you reelect her.”

Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan was also featured in a separate new ad supporting Collins, calling her “exactly the kind of independent, thoughtful and effective leader that we desperately need in the Senate.”

Collins has well below 50% support in a pair of new polls released this week, showing just how precarious her reelection bid is weeks before voters decide her political fate in the toughest campaign of her career.

Maine state House Speaker Sara Gideon currently holds 49% to the senator’s 44%, according to a new poll released Friday from The New York Times and Siena College, results that are within the poll’s sampling error margin. The survey’s finding is far tighter than a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this week showing Gideon with a wide, 54% to 42% advantage over Collins.

The polls underscore how high the stakes are for Collins with just under 50 days until the election. Her race is regarded as one of the most competitive Senate races this cycle. The senator’s expensive competition against Gideon could prove to be a make-or-break moment for her four-term career in the chamber.

Given their positions in more liberal leaning states, both Hogan and Baker occupy a particular spot in national Republican politics. Hogan has made headlines throughout Donald Trump’s presidency for breaking with or publicly clashing with the president — particularly on the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Baker has also publicly criticized Trump, and one poll over the summer found that 89% of likely Democratic primary voters in Massachusetts approve of the job Baker is doing.

Collins and Gideon faced off during a debate in Maine last week in which the senator said Trump “should have been straightforward with the American people” about the threat from the coronavirus. When Gideon challenged Collins on who she thinks should be “leading the country,” the senator did not answer, saying the Maine people don’t need her advice.

Maine will be using ranked choice voting in this year’s Senate contest. There are two independent candidates running for the Senate seat in addition to Collins and Gideon. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, votes from the fourth place candidate would be reallocated to their second choice candidate, and then from the third place candidate, if needed, until one candidate has more than 50% support. Both polls suggest Gideon is closer to hitting that mark than Collins.

Running for reelection in a state Trump narrowly lost in 2016, Collins is balancing the need to appeal to the president’s base — whom she also needs to turn out for her — against not further alienating moderate and independent voters. The New York Times and Siena College poll also showed a Democratic upper hand in the presidential election, with former Vice President Joe Biden holding a wide 55% to 38% lead over Trump among Maine voters.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. CNN’s Devan Cole contributed to this report.)

Other News

  • Its Still A Brotherhood: Rhodes, Theilen Embrace Reunion Weekend In Vikings-Colts Matchup
  • 2-Hour Food Run? Upstate NY Pair Had 1,100 Heroin Folds, Infant In Car, Hawthorne Police Say
  • Wanted Completes 11 Years: Prabhudeva Directorial That Helped Salman Khan Turn the Box Office Tide in His Favour
  • Ezekiel Elliott uses Feed Me mantra for charity with custom bowling shoes
  • Canadian police charge Tesla driver who was allegedly doing 90 miles per hour while asleep
  • A Seven Hour Flight To Nowhere Sells Out In 10 Minutes, Making Airline History
  • Rhodes, Theilen embrace reunion weekend in Indianapolis
  • Giants Daniel Jones had a great week 1 performance considering one awful statistic
  • Israel Ushers in Jewish New Year with Nationwide Lockdown
  • South Park Creates Special Hour-Long Covid-19 Episode
  • Dutch Register 1,972 New Coronavirus Cases, New 24-Hour Record - Health Authorities
  • Yawpers Frontman Nate Cook Will Cycle 700 Miles for Charity
  • Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt had some of the flirtiest dialogue in a charity table read for 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'
  • Shia LaBeouf smoked a joint and went shirtless for a charity table read with Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, and other A-listers
  • Man charged with going 87 mph while asleep in Tesla on autopilot
  • Bloke gets his filthy, brown, loo spotless using just one product and people reckon he deserves a medal
  • Charity To Stream Virtual Concert From Dallas To Pediatric Hospitals Across US
  • First Responders Allowed Access To Three 24 Hour Fitness Locations Near California Fire Zones For Showering, Relaxation Between Assignments
  • Ann Coulter: Simple Ideas to Ensure a Trump Victory!