Maria Gregg, a single mom from Gwinnett County, Ga., had fallen on some hard times. So a week before Christmas, Gregg made her way to the North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries, a local charity that gives food, clothing and medicine to those in need.
The volunteers at the collective put Gregg at ease about her visit, gave her box of food and then drove her home, Fox 5 Atlanta reported Tuesday. But when the group saw that Gregg and her 12-year-old son had been sleeping on the floor, they knew they had to do something about it.
They put a call-out on Facebook, asking the local community to help the single mom by donating anything they could spare. Within 48 hours, people had donated furniture, including beds and a couch, as well as a television and game system for Gregg's son.
"People started donating. Strangers who knew nothing about me, my name, my past, my face -- it didn't matter," Gregg says in the video above.
The local community's generosity didn't end there; people made donations to pay Gregg's rent through February and chipped in nearly $4,000 to put toward the purchase of a car, Fox 5 reported.
This isn't the first time this holiday season we've heard about a community coming together to help a single mom in need. Early this month, police in Phoenix, Ariz. surprised a single mom with Christmas gifts for her special needs son after burglars ransacked her apartment.
Watch the video above to hear from the volunteers and Gregg, then check out the slideshow below for more inspiring acts of kindness.