Pay Away the Layaway: Langley AFB Surprise

Elizabeth Howe
November 30, 2018 - 9:36 am

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Ten military families from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Va. got an early Christmas present thanks to Pay Away the Layaway.

The organization partnered with JBLE's base exchange and paid off more than $1,000 worth of layaway balances. The ten military families found their layaway items wrapped and ready to go under the tree. For some families, the surprise alleviated financial problems that seemed unsolveable. 

"We didn't even have a tree," Navy veteran Saundra Diggs told WKTR News 3. "We really didn't know how we were going to get our layaway out for the holidays."

JBLE was the only east coast installation selected to host a Pay Away the Layaway surprise. 

"I'm very happy that's one less bill I have to pay," Army veteran Gina Wilson told WKTR. 

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