Sheriff's office raises money to help mother

The Franklin County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Office bought a van for Christine Wheeler, a mother of 3-year old twins.
1:35 | 12/21/20

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Finally, she was walking with a purpose. Tonight, the surprise of a lifetime. When the Franklin county sheriff's office in Kansas started receiving phone calls about a woman walking alone on this remote highway, they became There's just nothing but farmland. It's not unusual for it to be 20 degrees in the morning and it would really stick outor somebody to be walking. Reporter: Sergeant Vega and his deputies soon learning that the woman was Christine wheeler, a mother of 3-year-old twins, and she was on her way to work at this convenience store. She left her home three to five days a week to walk six miles to work in the cold and then walk six miles back home. Reporter: You heard that right, six miles each way. She said she was walking to work so she could support her kids, and that really kind of stuck with me. Reporter: Sheriff Vega and his team had an idea, to bring this mother some real holiday joy. Pooling their own resources and enlisting help from the community to bring Christine this moment right here. Really? All these people helped you get that van. Yes, please. Oh, my god. Reporter: A van, auto insurance, and taxes paid for a full year. I can take them to the park! I love it! Thank you guys so much. This means the world to me. She was working hard and doing everything she could. To the best of her ability. It felt good for everybody involved to be able to help out somebody who needed it. She deserves that car and more. We thank KABC for T (tap, tap, tap!) (Strings join) (Applause) (Horn section joins)

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