OKLAHOMA CITY – A business owner loses everything in a fire but that doesn’t stop her from giving back to the community, something she’s well-known for doing.
"Everything gets ripped from you,” Ashley Jiron, owner of The Taco, said.
That’s how Jiron feels after losing her restaurant to a fire on Monday.
"This is how I take care of my family as a single parent. So, it's gone now. Right now I'm stuck without a plan,” Jiron said.
However, that isn’t stopping her from giving back to her community.
You may remember Jiron. She was the previous owner of PB Jams. About a year ago, she noticed some homeless people eating from her dumpster and welcomed them inside for a fresh meal, and it went viral.
Now, she’s still paying it forward.
"We couldn't do tacos today or nachos. So, we actually got some pizza from All American Pizza and we have our school supplies so that we can give to families,” Jiron said.
It’s something The Taco does every month, and the fire isn’t changing that.
"We've always done our part for the community. Every month after donations and stuff come in, we give back in whatever way we can and right now the most needed is school supplies,” Jiron said.
Jiron says no matter what trials she faces, she’ll never stop lending a helping hand.
“I'm going to continue doing whatever I can no matter what. This is what makes me happy, is to see other people getting help,” Jiron said.
Now, she too could use some help.
"I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow. I don't know when it's going to be rebuilt. I have no answers right now,” Jiron said.
If you’d like to help Jiron, you can donate through Paypal using her email: PBJams66@gmail.com.
You can also drop off or mail any donations to 2000 Pebble Creek Blvd Edmond OK, 73003.