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Pastor Pays it Forward to Valley woman devoted to helping homeless

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Every Thursday morning, Kim Mulholland can be found at Foley Park in Chandler passing out meals to folks in need with a side of spiritual guidance.

"Sometimes that hot meal is the difference that makes them say 'I'm ready to make a change in my life and I'm ready to go out and get the help I really need,'" said Mulholland.

Church in the Park has been a big hit helping the homeless and Mulholland is one of the reasons why.

Her spirit, strength and song has had a unique way of connecting with people who've refused help for years, then suddenly find themselves getting the services they need.

"The best part for me is knowing I am making a difference," said Mulholland. "Knowing I'm doing what God has placed in my heart, it's the feeling you get from doing good."

Pastor Steve Smith has seen what a difference Church in the Park has had so he reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to Mulholland.

"She lets them know they're important -- and that being on the street is not where they are meant to be, and there are people that assist if they choose to make that decision."

A CBS 5 news camera was there when Pastor Smith surprised Mulholland.

"On behalf of channel 5 and Pay It Forward, we wanted to honor you for all the work you've done in the ministry," said Smith. "You're a great servant of the Lord and we love you, and wanted to give you $500."

"Just doing this work lifts me," said Mulholland. "It's such a blessing in my life."

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