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Local Family Paying It Forward with a Free Bath Makeover

Updated: 08/03/2014 7:38 PM
Created: 08/03/2014 7:36 PM KAALtv.com
By: Meghan Reistad

(ABC 6 News) -- A local business is giving back to the community with a contest to give away a bathroom makeover. The contest started on Friday and will run until August 15.

"We're going to try to give somebody in Mower County a bathroom makeover, a new bathroom," said Todd Grundmeier.

Through the contest, they will try to find the best person to help, someone who deserves a new space.

"It's going to have to tug at our heartstrings," said Gina Grundmeier. "I know there's going to be so many that deserve it. The problem is we can only do one."

Todd and Gina Grundmeier are paying it forward, after they needed help themselves. In November 2010, the Grundmeier’s home was destroyed in a fire.

"By the time I made the 911 call, the house was engulfed," said Gina Grundmeier, during an interview in 2010.

12 days later, their daughter rolled her vehicle, several times, after she had a seizure while driving.

"I don't look at everything that was lost, I look at everything we kept," said Gina Grundmeier. "We're in a position, with the help of many others, that we can pay it forward. It's time to bring some light, bring a little sunshine into somebody's life."

The contest is valued at around $7,500. T ‘N G Plumbing is partnering up other local businesses for the project.

Entries can be emailed in at payitforward@tngplumbing.com.

The mailing address for entries is:  Pay It Forward, T ‘N G Plumbing, 64456 230th St., Dexter, MN  55926.

A local business is giving back with a contest to give away a bathroom makeover. The contest started on Friday and will run until August 15. Through the contest, they will try to find the best person to help, someone who deserves a new space.


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