Pay It Forward gets off to a real running start this week as we set up along south University Avenue near the intersection of 73rd Street.
After setting up with our sign on a breezy day in Lubbock, we are introduced to Jenny Altman. For the first time ever, we have a playmaker who literally ran towards us. Jenny sprints toward us out of nowhere! Our cameraman Sammy Ortega notices her running, and when she arrives, we discover that Jenny is opening a new business nearby and has seen Pay It Forward in the past.
She knows a man whose family is deserving of $300. She grabs her husband John who is unloading boxes nearby. Together with our camera crews, Jenny and John hit the street heading for the home of Roy Howard. Roy and his parents live in a house near the Interstate.
When we arrive, Roy is not at home, but his parents are there. We meet Troy Howard and his wife Ruth. Jenny counts out $300 to the Howard family.
Troy is excited and said that the money will certainly come in handy. Troy and Ruth thank Jenny and John for seizing the opportunity to Pay It Forward. After exchanging words of gratitude, Jenny and John return to work on their new business.
'It gives you a warm feeling in your heart to help someone else," Jenny said.
Be on the lookout for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker!
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