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Church gives pizza driver $1,000 tip from collection plate

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Natasha Boyer says a $1,000 tip from a church congregation saved her from being evicted. Natasha Boyer says a $1,000 tip from a church congregation saved her from being evicted.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio church congregation ordered a pizza from Domino's during a service, then tipped the driver more than $1,000 that it had been collected for the offering.

The driver, Natasha Boyer, brought the $5.99 pizza to Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington in suburban Columbus on Oct. 4. The Rev. Steve Markle brought her onstage and asked her the biggest tip she'd ever received. She said about $10.

That's when Markle told her the teaching at the church had been about generosity so the congregation had taken up an offering for the driver. She broke into tears.

Boyer says the money couldn't have come at a better time because she had just received an eviction notice. She says she hadn't been to church since she was 8 years old. 

The congregation was wrapping up a sermon series on "I was Broke. Now I'm Not." The church draws about 500 to 600 people each week.

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