A Little Cash Still Going a Long Way; Newest Hidden Cash Nashville Winner--Mikayla Lewis
Updated: Monday, June 23 2014, 12:25 AM CDT
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FRANKLIN, Tenn--The fifth lucky person was added to the Hidden Cash Nashville winners list this morning.
The red envelop containing $40 was hidden at Savory Spice Shop in Downtown Franklin. The business' owner, Hollie Rollins heard about the social project, that started on the west coast. A secret millionaire was hiding money and giving out clues to its location via social media. The idea spread to places all over the world. Nashville is the second city in Tennessee to jump on board, after Chattanooga.
Hollie Rollins says," Liked the idea of the pay-it-forward movement, so I sent a note to the person who is Mr. Hidden Cash Nashville."
The mystery man sent Rollins the money in an unmarked package, which was finally opened today. Brittany Long claimed her prize within minutes of the first couple of clues on Twitter. Long is the latest to reap the benefits of the generous man, who give $20-$200 away each week. The person who finds it, gets to choose how to spend it.
Brittany Long says, " I am trying to see my family back home in Florida so, I will probably be putting it towards a plane ticket."
Rollins says,"I don't really know the person who is doing this, so we watched the news story last night about why they are doing this."
WATCH Fox 17's Story from Friday on Mr. Hidden Cash Nashville: The Motivation Story behind the Motivational Speaker.
Mr. Hidden Cash Nashville shared with Fox 17, how the kindness of others during the May 2010 flood inspired him. His business was hit hard and he faced tough financial times.
Mr.Hidden Cash Nashville says, " In 2010, I had a negative net income for the year , and it was a big negative number because insurance didn't cover our losses in the flood. So I understand completely."
Once he got back on track, the motivational speaker handed out money to strangers during Christmas. After hearing about the Hidden Cash project, the local secret Santa found a way to spread good cheer all year.
Mr. Hidden Cash Nashville says, "I think this is a small way of serving God by serving my fellow humanity."
Brittany Long says, " I just want to thank you because it's a rare blessing to get a little extra cash when you need it."
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