Pay It Forward starts out along Avenue A just north of 50th Street this week. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign seeking this week's playmaker.
In just a minute or two, Pastor Kenneth Burns shows up. Pastor Burns runs an auto shop along Avenue A. He has a friend and employee named David Foreman who has fallen on hard times recently. After explaining David's situation a little bit, we head down the road to surprise David at work.
When we arrive, David is already outside. He has no idea what is going on when we show up with cameras. Pastor Burns explains that he has something to give David. David opens his hands and Pastor Burns delivers $300 to his surprised employee.
David thinks it's a joke at first, then realizes that it's for real. David explains that he has had a rough two weeks and that he has nearly given up on life. He told us that God answered his prayers because he really needed it. David gives Pastor Burns a hug and thanks him for being more than a boss. avid gives all the credit to God for helping him out when he needed it the most.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign sometime soon. You could become our next playmaker who helps someone in need.
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