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Yeshiva Atlanta supports a school administrator who was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall.

Yeshiva Atlanta supports a school administrator who was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall.


ATLANTA -- Thursday's Random Act of Kindness is for Dana Burchfield, the Director of Student Services at Yeshiva Atlanta High School.

Last fall, Dana was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery in January, she prepared for upcoming chemotherapy by proactively shaving her head. When she told Rabbi Travis what she had done, he had an idea.

A few weeks ago, everyone gathered in the school's lunchroom to show their support for Ms. Burchfield. For more than an hour, two barbers sheared the hair of more than 30 male teachers and students.

Dana is currently out on medical leave and is expected to make a full recovery.

Do you know someone who is deserving of a Random Act of Kindness? Submit their story today!

Georgia's Safest Cities: 31-40

Georgia's Safest Cities: 31-40

(WXIA) -- Auburn, Ga., in Barrow and Gwinnett counties, has been named Georgia's safest city.

Security company SafeWise used FBI crime data and its own private research to compile its list of the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia. A number of this year's selections are in metro Atlanta.

See the top 10 safest cities here. Numbers 31 through 40 include:

31. Loganville
32. Smyrna
33. Sandy Springs
34. Waynesboro
35. Powder Springs
36. McDonough
37. Austell
38. Decatur
39. Doraville
40. Jackson

Celebrating MLK Day

Celebrating MLK Day

(WXIA) -- Many metro Atlanta residents and companies chose to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by serving their communities.

RELATED | Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Hosea Feed the Hungry estimates it will feed 10,000 families during its MLK Day meal, which began at 10 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

More than 3,000 people rolled up their sleeves to serve with Hands On Atlanta, beautifying such areas as City of Refuge and Chastain Memorial Park.

Georgia Power employees spent the day volunteering at Lutheran Towers, a housing development for seniors in Midtown Atlanta. They also assembled, labeled and distributed collection boxes at Rockdale Emergency Relief in Conyers.

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

(WXIA) -- Every year, 11Alive News honors extraordinary metro Atlanta residents who make a daily difference in the community.

The annual Community Service Awards recognize some of the area's unsung heroes.

11Alive is accepting nominees for the 39th annual Community Service Awards. This year's dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Apr. 22. Proceeds benefit a local charity; the 2014 recipient is the Ron Clark Academy.

To nominate a deserving person, visit 11Alive.com/CSA and click on the nomination form link at the top of the page. The deadline is Jan. 10.

Random Acts of Kindness: Rabbi Daniel Estreicher

Random Acts of Kindness: Rabbi Daniel Estreicher

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Today's random act of kindness is for Rabbi Daniel Estreicher, otherwise known as Rabbi E.

Rabbi E is a well loved and respected educator at Yeshiva Atlanta High
School. He goes above and beyond to help his students and staff, who
wanted to show Rabbi E how much they appreciate him.

Thanks to a generous donation from FuegoMundo, Rabbi E's favorite restaurant, 11Alive was able to give him a special random act of kindness.

Join the Sequoyah MS Community Involvement Day

Join the Sequoyah MS Community Involvement Day

Volunteer cleanup efforts save thousands for DeKalb County

Volunteer cleanup efforts save thousands for DeKalb County

DECATUR, Ga. -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful volunteers helped save over $4,300 in labor costs for DeKalb County by working the Great American Cleanup. 

A DeKalb official said that some 70 volunteer groups helped this spring to clean more than 400 miles of space in DeKalb's neighborhoods. Together, they worked 197 hours and gathered almost 29,000 pounds of trash. 

To get involved, or to request resources in order to help complete community projects, contact Keep DeKalb Beautiful at (404) 371-2654.