A Fort Saskatchewan resident received a Christmas gift she won't soon forget.
Kelly (last name withheld) was given a Dodge Grand Caravan and other generous goods from local businesses through the Fort Sask Angel contest.
The nomination-fueled contest is a helping hand for someone going through a tough time. Around 100 nominations were sent in online or in person, with 29 for Kelly. Most of the nominators were on-hand for the vehicle presentation on Wednesday night (Dec.20) at Straightline Chrysler.
"It was a really good feeling to see that many people here for me and my kids," said Kelly.
Straightline Chrysler gifted a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan, Concrete Blonde supplied family haircuts for a year, Station Square Co-op gave a grocery gift card, PSI Industrial Mechanical helped out with with a $1000 gas card, AbEX Pharmacy supplied a gift card, Smith Insurance chipped in $2500 towards coverage on the vehicle and Mix 107 were the media sponsor.
Kelly has three adopted children under the age of five and before the presentation, didn't have a vehicle for transportation, still she got her kids to all their events by foot or bus.
"She didn't stop cause she couldn't get around. She still made sure her kids got the best care they could have, regardless of the weather, regardless of anything, she made sure each and every day she got out there and got them where they need to be. That was really touching," said Straightline Chrysler co-owner Clark Hamilton.
Her friends and family members know her as generous, outgoing, loving and admirable.
"She thinks everyone else is more deserving than she is and that's why it's so special," said nominator Melissa Kondro. "This is life altering."
"It's like a thousand blessings all at the same time," concluded Kelly
To the large audience at the dealership, Hamilton claimed the contest would return in 2018.
Check out the video of the presentation below.