Monday, October 24, 2011

Pay It Forward

Last week I was approached by the Educational Credit Union who was participating in an event called "Pay It Forward" which is all about finding a way to help someone in need. The idea is that they will give you $20 to give to someone else who needs it. Of course, I was all over this event, especially because I was heading to Joplin in just a matter of days. Ever since May 22nd, 2011, the city of Joplin has stolen my heart. I spent a few days there shortly after the tornado and was finally able to return this weekend to volunteer for the Hope Station and Extreme Home Makeover. Needless to say, my heart is still in Joplin. Moral of the story is that I met a young woman who had evacuated her high school graduation due to the storm. I sat down with her for quite some time but it didn't take long for me to see the struggles she was facing, exactly five months after the tornado. Right before I left, I approached her with the money the Educational Credit Union had given me. I was nervous, wanting this gift to be out of pure humbleness, modesty, and with the right intentions. Thankfully, she received it graciously and I left knowing God had directed me to the right person that day.

Please go to the Educational Credit Union Facebook page (a link is posted on my wall) and "Like" my video. The video with the most "likes" will receive $500 to their charity of choice. If you can't find it, it is probably because they spelled my name "Kasna." I would sincerely appreciate your vote! This $500 could do great things in Joplin, Missouri!

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