ABC’s World News in New York chose to look back on some of the more extraordinary stories this year of people making a difference. (Three pages of highlights begin here)
Bob Blair: Five years ago, former prisoner of war Bob Blair started Volunteer Farm in Woodstock, Va., where volunteers grow and harvest vegetables for the hungry. Since “World News” featured Blair in June, he said he’s produced 35 tons of vegetables with the help of 3,100 volunteers.
Vince and Vance Moss: These twin brothers are doctors who after hearing about the suffering of civilians in war-torn countries, these twin brothers — both U.S. Army reservists since college — felt compelled to act. They approached the U.S. military and State Department about a medical mission to Afghanistan to treat civilians. Their idea was rejected because of safety concerns, so the Mosses took matters into their own hands. They chartered a plane, stocked it with medical supplies, hired their own security and flew to Afghanistan — all at their own expense.