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A southern Lancaster County man surprises his neighbor with $200 from FOX43’s Pay it Forward, for always pitching in to help him and others in need.

When our Pay it Forward crew stopped Donald Grimm outside of Musser’s Market in East Drumore Township and asked who would nominate to receive $200, he didn’t have to think any further than his neighbor Charles Spilker.

Spilker is a dad of seven who still finds the time to be a good neighbor.

Several heart attacks and bypass surgery have slowed Grimm down and Spilker is always there to lend a hand.

“He’s very helpful. He helps everybody he can,” Grimm said. “And he’s been very helpful to me and my wife, as far as taking care of things that are a little too much for me to deal with.”

“When you have seven kids of your own, it’s a real nice thing to do,” he added.

Grimm took us to Spilker’s home to surprise him with the money.

“You have been nominated to receive a gift here from FOX43, because you’re a deserving man,’ Grimm told Spilker. “Because you’ve been such a good help, I had the opportunity to nominate you, for a token of everyone’s appreciation.”

“With seven children, money always comes in, it’s very needed here, so we’re very thankful,” Spilker said.

He’s also thankful to call Grimm his neighbor and friend.

“He’s been there for me just as much as I’ve been there for him. It goes both ways,” Spilker said.

“We care about each other. We watch out for each other. You check up and you call someone and you see how they’re doing. I mean that’s what neighbors should do,” he added.