Pay It Forward starts out in the community of Slide on South Slide Road. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign in search of this week's playmaker.
This week's playmaker is Brandi Adams. Brandi was en route to New Home when she spotted our sign near FM 41 and South Slide Road. She drove down the highway a minute or two before turning around and coming back.
When she returned, she told us that she was surprised to see us in the country, but immediately knew who she wanted to help out. Brandi has chosen Mary and Michael Rodriguez as this week's recipients of $300.
Brandi explains that Mary and Michael live down the highway in New Home. She explains that they are a wonderful family in the community. They help out with kids in their after-school program as there is no daycare in New Home. Michael and his son coach Little Dribblers and have been a mentor to Brandi's daughter.
Brandi feels that the Rodriguez family could use the extra money to help out with everyday expenses. Brandi wanted to help them out because they have mentored her daughter and so many kids in the New Home community.
We arrive at New Home Schools where Principal Shane Fiedler gets in on the act too. He summons Mary to the office where Brandi is waiting to surprise her. Mary is caught off guard, but she is extremely grateful that Brandi has chosen her family as this week's recipient.
Mary said the money will come in handy for her entire family. She gives Brandi a hug and says thank you for helping her out.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon! You may become our next playmaker!