John Hughes, general manager of the Augusta Exchange Chick-fil-A, told News 12 that Give It 4Ward was an opportunity to give back to the CSRA. (July 30, 2009 WRDW-TV)
News 12 at 6 o'clock, July 30, 2009
AUGUSTA, Ga.---One local woman has made it her mission to Give it 4Ward. First Arby's, now Chick-fil-A is getting in on the action. News 12's Chris Thomas has the story you'll see Only on 12.
"Here we go," said Candye Smith.
It was a normal day at the Chick-fil-A at the Augusta Exchange until Candye stopped by to Give it 4Ward. Customers got free meal cards. The smiles were contagious.
"Now this is the catch," said Candye. "I've done something nice for you. You have to go out and do something nice for someone else."
"If we all did this it would be great," said Caroline. "If it brightens my day, it will brighten someone else's day."
Marcia Buck was out treating her grand-kids to lunch.
"Do you know what that saved me with 4 kids here," said Marcia. "Thank you."
Chick-fil-A came to the table with more than 200 free meal cards.
"It gives us the opportunity to give back to the CSRA," said general manager John Hughes.
"We do it for this reason," said John. "If it wasn't for the people these doors wouldn't be open."
"I feel very grateful...very blessed," said Marcia. "They are going to get some of these good chicken sandwiches."
Some people did not waste time passing on the favor.
"I am actually thinking we'll take one of our sandwiches home and give it to our neighbor who is 83," said Caroline.
Other people promised to Give it 4Ward.
"You better believe that," said Marcia. "In a million ways."
"We are no where near done," said Candye. "You never know where Give it 4Ward will go next."