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Dad dumps 80,000 pennies for youngster guidance payment daughter donates it

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A Virginia guy went to severe measures to present he was not joyful about paying child assist.

He dumped 80,000 pennies in entrance of his daughter’s home as his ultimate payment. Avery Sanford, 18, took individuals pennies and turned his act of anger into a constructive for family members in require.

What looked like a landscaping trailer dropped the pile of pennies in entrance of a mailbox last thirty day period.

“When I was in the center of class, my dad came by. He had rented a trailer,” Sanford mentioned Tuesday.

The substantial college senior will devote the summer season at home right before venturing to Virginia Tech for her freshman yr.

“He pulled up in entrance of our residence, like turned the trailer on so it dumped out all the pennies in the road in front of our dwelling,” she stated. “And my mom walked exterior when it was happening. She didn’t identify them at first. And she questioned, ‘What are you dumping on my garden?’ And he explained, ‘It’s your closing kid support payment.’ And that is when she understood who it was.”

She had to use a snow shovel in the summer to scoop up the domestic drama.

“It’s not just her (my mother) that he’d be hoping to embarrass,” Sanford reported. “It’s also me, it’s also my sister. And it is upsetting that he doesn’t genuinely consider that just before he did this.”

Once the pennies ended up picked up, Sanford and her mother determined to flip the script.

They donated his very last boy or girl assistance payment – every single penny – to Safe Harbor, a domestic abuse shelter.

“Turning close to and donating that revenue to moms and small children in will need, like I really feel like that just really turns the circumstance into a optimistic one particular,” Sanford said. “You can learn a lesson from it.”

Sanford mentioned she hasn’t spoken to her father in a long time.

She states the pennies incident proves she designed the tricky but proper decision to keep apparent, and she has no curiosity in acquiring a marriage with any person who disrespects her mother.

“It is actually hurtful and harmful to your children when you do matters like that,” the daughter claimed. “And it does not make any difference how previous your kids – it doesn’t make any difference if they are a youthful child or an adult. The actions of your mom and dad will constantly have some result on you.”

Her mom filed a law enforcement report with Henrico County police.

Her father spoke in a telephone interview, stating it was 18 a long time of stress designed up. His feelings acquired the most effective of him, and the previous thing he needed to do was to place a more wedge between him and his daughter.

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