Inspiration Report

Media is still talking about Zach Bonner, the 12 year old philanthropist and activist selected as Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person of 2009. He won the title for his compassionate, selfless service to homeless children.

Not only has Zach made it his mission to call attention to the plight of needy kids, he literally walks his talk. Last year he embarked on “From My House to the White House,” a walk to bring attention to his cause.

He’s been doing community service since he was 6 years old! And he truly believes you are never too young to make a difference in the world.

“I still do kid stuff,” says Zach. “I still play with my friends and play video games and stuff like that. But this is a lot of fun. And for me, this is my baseball and this is my soccer. And this is what I like to do and this is my hobby.”

Zach is the youngest winner in the decade-long history of this award. Read more about him and listen to him speak about his work in his own words.


Another amazing Baby rescue in Haiti! Baby Winnie is pulled from the ruins of her home and placed into the arms of her uncle, now her only surviving relative.

A baby named Michelle gave the world a glimmer of hope and inspiration yesterday when she was discovered alive–after five days trapped beneath a fallen building.

With all the terribly sad stories coming out of Haiti, many a heart lept with joy when the two year old was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building. 

The baby was discovered with the help of a rescue team from the Miami-Dade County area, a team from France and sniffer dogs who picked up her scent.

She was dehydrated but expected to be fine. A beautiful moment came when she was put into the arms of her father. See more on this story.


Welcome to Beliefnet’s new blog, The Inspiration Report.
This is an inspirational and good news blog that focuses on inspiring news and features,on inspiring people and on great moments in life.
We will bring you some of the stories you can’t find in mainstream media, and also we’ll be covering the good news that arises out of some of the most challenging stories of the day–such as inspiring comments shared by survivors of “the Miracle on the Hudson,” the stories of hope coming out of the tragedy of Haiti and the stories of people who grab hold of adverse situations and turn them into inspiring moments in time.
So welcome to your blog for the inspiring news of the day. Please visit us daily for recaps of inspiring news stories big and small. You’ll find reports on stories that move us all, along with good deeds, acts of kindness and heartwarming tales that make us smile.
Laurie Sue Brockway
Inspiration Editor