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Hero mom wins $2,500 gift card after delivering baby in shelter lobby

Posted at 1:06 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 14:01:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Armour Meats, the makers of frozen meatballs, pepperoni and portable lunch kits, have been recognizing heroic moms since 2016.

Armour recently honored Iris Washington, who helped deliver a baby in the downtown Richmond Salvation Army lobby, with a $2,500 gift card to Publix.

“I’m just honored to have been a part of it. I just can’t believe so much came out of it,” Washington said. “It was really just like… what I thought was the right idea, and God knows I really didn’t know what I was doing, so like I’m just happy.”

Faye Sharoff with Armour Foods said the company is focused on honoring unsung heroes that do so much for their kids and communities.

“And when we read about Iris’ story, and what she did right here in the shelter lobby for one of her residents, we were just amazed," Sharoff  said. "And we really felt like that is an Armour Great Mom and we want to recognize what she has done here.”

Iris Washington receives $2,500 gift card from Armour Foods.

Iris Washington receives $2,500 gift card from Armour Foods.

Chef Jennifer Burns also stopped by the CBS 6 Backyard Weather Garden to share a simple and delicious "Armour Meatball Grinders" recipe great that is for summer.

Meatball Grinders

Meatball Grinders

Meatball Grinders

3 (14 ounce) cans pizza sauce
1 (10 ounce) jar apple jelly
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (14 ounce) package Armour® Original Meatballs, thawed
6 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large saucepan, mix pizza sauce, apple jelly, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil over medium heat.
Place frozen meatballs into the sauce mixture. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
While the meatballs are cooking, preheat oven to 375°F. Place the split hoagie rolls on a large baking sheet.
Place several meatballs and desired amount of sauce in each roll. Layer with mozzarella cheese. Place in the preheated over for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.