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Christmas Edition: 'Paying It Forward' a little extra during the holiday season
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) —
There's a place online where it's perfectly OK to ask for help.
"I decided to start a group on Facebook and it's called Paying It Forward Across the Treasure Valley," said Erin Askew, the nominating party.
"There are times where I wouldn't know what I'd do if I didn't have that in my life," said Theresa Drury, mother of four.
Drury uses the group for her four sons.
"Everything I do is for them," Drury said. "I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for these boys."
"She's an amazing mom," said one of the Drury kids.
Because life can be tough being a single mom.
"The struggle is very real," Drury said. "It's a constant battle."
Even when it comes to getting to work.
"I basically have to attempt to make it from point A to point B and hope that something doesn't happen," she said.
But she keeps moving forward, thanks to staying positive.
"I am going to make it through and take it one step at a time," Drury said.
So Albertsons wanted to help her out.
"Thank you," Drury said. "What is it? $200 for groceries. Thank you. Thank you."
On top of that, Mountain America Credit union gave her $500, and told her Merry Christmas.
"I'm on the verge of tears, I mean, in a sense I feel like I'm not the most deserving person out there, I can think of a lot of people out there who probably could use it more than I could. But it doesn't make me any less grateful."
But this paying it forward doesn't end there, like Drury... it keeps going.
None of this would have been possible without the help of Maverick Car Company owners Freeman and Michelle Dawson, and they encourage others to give back to the community as well.
"The resources that we have and take for granted can really change someone's life and have a significant impact. So that I think would be the message for others. Use what you have and do some good. "
Sponsors also involved are Fred Meyer, Mountain America Credit Union and Albertsons.