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“THE WORD” Church and FOX 8 News join forces to change lives and make a difference in the community.

The challenge—See a person in need, sow a seed.  The instructions are simple and the reward for helping others is the gratification of doing a good deed.

Paying it Forward is the act of total kindness towards a co-worker, family member, friend, or stranger. The idea is to encourage someone else, whether it is a monetary gift, a loving smile, a heartfelt hello, or some simple words of comfort and inspiration to get them through the day.

In the spring of 2009, Fox 8 News Cleveland launched its first series of stories for the Pay it Forward segment. The premise of the show is to extend a helping hand to someone in need and each week a new recipient is selected and awarded $400.00 in cash.

However, after only a few short months of being broadcasted on the air, the funds quickly depleted.  After witnessing the effects that the segment had on the recipients, the community, and the individuals who had initiated the good deed, the producers at Fox 8 News immediately began to search for a sponsor.

When Pastor Vernon was contacted, he seized the opportunity to give back to the community and help others in need. Pay it Forward is now sponsored by “THE WORD” CHURCH.

For more information, please visit the Fox 8 News Cleveland website by Clicking Here.

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