HAMILTON COUNTY — Social media has the power to connect – and this Christmas, it also gave the community a chance to give back.
Angela Sterling’s car caught fire over the weekend when her trunk was filled with Christmas presents for her children and grandchildren. Those gifts were donated by a Cicero business owner.
“When she messaged me, my heart just broke for her. I know that I know how grateful she was and how excited she was to finally have figured out Christmas for these kids,” Brittany Rayle said.
“I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but I told her just have faith. God makes everything happen for a reason and I said whatever His plan is is better than my plan,” Rayle said.
200 people bought gifts through the wishlist and soon packages started piling up and all the gifts were repurchased.
“I could not believe that people that I did not even know would go in their hearts and find in their hearts to help a pure stranger,” Sterling said. “I can’t thank everyone enough for what they’ve done for us.”