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Pass the Cash - April 9, 2014: Friend passes funds to help military couple

Brian passed the cash to Christina. Brian passed the cash to Christina.
Brain saw Dawne Gee with her sign at the corner of Main and Market Streets. Brain saw Dawne Gee with her sign at the corner of Main and Market Streets.
Ben, Christina and their daughter Millie. 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 needs.

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.

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