Pay It Forward started out along North MLK near Parkland Avenue. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign seeking this week's playmaker.
It didn't take long. Toney Ward spotted our sign and pulled into the parking lot. Toney told us that he was going to initially pass us by, but decided to be a blessing to someone instead. He was on a lunch break with a co-worker and he knew who he wanted to help out.
Toney decided to help out Della Lawson. Toney told us that Della has been struggling a bit lately and he really felt that she could use $300.
We made the trip to Della's house. She wasn't home, but Toney and Alex knew that she would be coming home shortly. We waited for her in front of her house.
When she pulled up, we caught her completely off guard. Toney explained what was happening and asked her if she could use $300.
Della replied, "I can use it!"
Toney counted out $300 to Della. She was completely speechless. She had no idea what to think.
We asked her how it would come in handy and she told us, "It will help me pay some bills that I'm struggling with. Thank y'all for coming through for me. I didn't know what I was going to do about this bill."
She gave everyone a hug and thanked Toney for thinking of her.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker!