LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This week's Pay It Forward segment starts out in Southwest Lubbock near 98th and Quaker. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign searching for this week's playmaker.
Several pass us by initially. After a couple of minutes, our playmaker arrives. To our surprise, it is former KCBD NewsChannel 11 General Manager Bill DeTournillon. Since he retired several years ago, we gave him the opportunity to Pay It Forward.
While Bill is thinking about who he wants to help out, he spots another person in the parking lot waiting in line to Pay It Forward. He decides to pass the baton and let the person in the next vehicle Pay It Forward.
Our new playmaker becomes Jennifer Andrews. Jennifer has chosen Andrea Garza as this week's recipient of $300. Jennifer and Andrea both have daughters attending the same elementary school and Jennifer tells us that she knows her friend could use the extra money to help out with her children.
Jennifer calls Andrea and discovers she is on lunch break at a local restaurant. We arrange to meet her in the parking lot where Jennifer surprised Andrea with $300.
Andrea told us that she will use the money to help out her kids. Andrea was extremely grateful and gave Jennifer a hug.
As a side note, Bill DeTournillon felt led to help someone on his own and we learned that he went to the bank and withdrew $300 from his own account to help a local Lubbock youth group.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon! You may become our next playmaker!!