Brain saw Dawne Gee with her sign at the corner of Main and Market Streets.
Ben, Christina and their daughter Millie.
CHARLESTOWN, IN (WAVE) - Most
of us know about trying to make ends meet, but some of us face the daily grind
and we can't even make those ends get close.
This week as we Pass the
Cash we gave a little push to help a military couple's finances meet their
In Charlestown, Indiana on
the corner of Main and Market Streets we met Brian and he, like us, was on a mission.
Brian knew what our Pass
the Cash sign was all about and he knew who needed the cash. His friend Ben, Ben's
wife Christina and their little daughter Millie. "He's my best friend in the
whole world, him and his wife," he said.
Things are not working out
for the young couple but they are working as hard as they can.
"Last week the timing
chain broke on it and it's like $2,800 job to get fixed. He's a reservist for
the U.S. Army. I can't think of anybody I personally I know that deserves it
more," Brain explained.
We had $1,100 to help and headed
to meet the couple. We couldn't find Ben but
we did get the next best thing, his wife Christina.
"You've helped me out
forever and these wonderful people gave me the opportunity to help," Brain said
as he handed her the cash.
"Yay! Now I can fix my car,"
said an excited Christina. "You're so awesome thank you!"
Brian and Christina have
been friends forever.
"They've let me live with
them, they've feed me, kept clothes on my back," Brain said.
True friends walk in when
others walk out.
"This has been weighing on
our minds for weeks now, trying to get this car fixed and we've taken out
vacation money we've saved and everything we've ever saved trying to get money
together," Christina said. "But I never imagined this. I never imagined this."
Since 2011, WAVE 3 News has
given away thousands of dollars to worthy recipients in our Pass the Cash
segment. Click here to
tell us about a Kentuckiana family or individual who you believe deserves a
special gift of $300. (Be sure you are registered on wave3.com.) You cannot
nominate yourself or a family member.