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Julie lends a hand to mom struggling to make ends meet

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 18:53:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Hairdressers have been hit especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elizabeth Guess is a hairdresser who normally brings in the main family income, but now she's struggling to make ends meet.

She is also a mother who takes care of a teen daughter, and at risk husband with health issues and her elderly father.

“Bills are still coming in. You got to still pay everything. But it’s really hard,” Elizabeth said in an interview with CBS 6 anchor Julie Bragg.

So, Bragg surprised Elizabeth and was able to lighten her load in the latest edition of CBS 6 Gives.

“We do nice things for deserving people and we just wanted to choose you,” said Bragg. For those of you who don`t know you, I’ve known Elizabeth for almost nine years. She`s been taking care of my son since he was tiny. She always gives him gifts, she’s just the most wonderful and dear friend, and she just started doing my hair, almost a year ago. We just love you and we think so much of you.”

"You work so hard to take care of your clients and your family,” said Bragg. “We just wanted to make a little deposit in your Venmo account to help with some of your bills right now.”

“Oh my gosh! I can`t believe that,” said Elizabeth. “Thank you so much. I don`t even know what to say. I really don't. Thank you so much.”

You can watch previous CBS 6 Gives segments here.