Lawton, Okla._About a dozen families in Altus who probably would not have had presents for their kids on Christmas now do, thanks to one man's vision.
Paul Brown owns a business in Altus, and said his faith has motivated him to do something for one needy family at Christmas. So he reached out to other businessmen through Facebook, and encouraged them to do the same.
"Hi, merry Christmas, brought you some stuff," Brown said.
Paul Brown says each year he helps bring joy to a family struggling to have a merry Christmas of their own.
"I realize that I have been blessed greatly by God. I have more than I need; and I believe that we are called to look out for people that could use a helping hand," Brown said.
Regina Frazier needed that helping hand. She heard about Brown's generosity through Facebook, and took a chance.
"I thought there was someone else who would be more in need than I would, but I prayed God would send somebody to help," Frazier said.
Brown said he's like plenty of others in Altus who wanted to do God's work.
"Many of these are small business men right here in the community that are looking to give back. This community has done great for my business, and really provided for me well and this is an opportunity to, like my other friends, this is our opportunity to give back to a community that really supports us," Brown said.
Frazier says she recently went through a divorce, and became a single mother to her three small children. She says money has been tight this year, and was sure her kids would wake up to nothing Christmas morning. Now, they won't.
"I just don't even know where to begin. I just want to see them happy, just very overwhelmed by generosity and his love," Frazier said.
"Look at what we have. Don't look at what we don't have, and be thankful for what you have, and know that all good things come from God. And if you're able to help someone, I would encourage you to go out and help that person," Brown said.
Brown says if he decides to help families again next year, he is going to find a way to make it more organized and possibly add even more families in need.