With our news dominated by wars and all kinds of violence, it was very refreshing to read The Times Orange County Section on May 7 and the stories of three people, one being Andrea Mathews, who was given the Foster Child Advocacy Award for her unselfish and caring work with children.
The other was about Share Our Selves founder Jean Forbath, who will step down after having devoted so much of her time to help destitute people, and who still will participate in many worthwhile projects.
The third was about police Officer Julie Kearns, who teaches police officers the American Sign Language, which is not only helpful but sometimes necessary to avoid serious trouble when a police officer deals with a deaf person.
When many people waste their time reading useless books and other publications, it is encouraging to read about people like these three.
BIRGIT LENGYEL, Irvine