OKLAHOMA CITY-- Spring Nguyen is driven by a passion to give back.
She's been a dedicated worker here at the state capitol for 35 years, after coming to the U.S. as a refugee with her mother four decades ago.
"We feel like we're lucky," explains Spring. "When I came to the U.S., I had nothing. Now, I have everything, you just name it."
Spring's "Cooking From The Heart" began in 1999. The money she raises goes straight to a variety of charities.
She had a feeling her homemade spring rolls could bring in more money than just a typical bake sale, and boy did they!
Since then, she's logged thousands of orders, and thousands of dollars- all on her own time, using her own money.
Spring's friend and co-worker Roxanne Blythstone nominated her for First Fidelity's Pay It 4Ward, and she says no one is more deserving.
"She's done fundraisers like this for earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, for our state charitable campaign," says Roxanne.
This week, Spring is raising money for Nepal earthquake victims, so Roxanne figures she could use some extra cash. She couldn't wait to surprise her, and neither could First Fidelity's Craig Litle.
This time, it's Spring's turn to receive.
Spring says she will add the money to the $500 she's already raised this week.
She's a woman adding love to every recipe and helping those at home and around the world.