As a child and young woman, she suffered abuse and drug addiction. Now a Southern Kentucky woman has dedicated her life to helping others.
She's part Mother Theresa, part Santa Claus.
"Because it's hard enough to put food on your table, let alone buy clothing for your kids," said Maze Bobbitt.
Maze Bobbitt believes she can relate to the troubles facing many Southeastern Kentucky families. A former drug addict and child abuse victim she says she strives to give hope to those who have none.
"I live by faith because when I was on drugs and alcohol, there's no hope, no faith," Bobbitt said.
Her ministry started 8 years ago in a 14 by 70 foot trailer providing clothes and furniture to whoever needed it. Now she's got a warehouse full of clothes and toys free to anyone. She expects to give gifts to more than a thousand kids this Christmas.
"We're not real strict. As long as they don't sell it. They have to answer to a higher power which is God," Bobbitt said.
She lives a few feet from the warehouse. She gets calls 24-7 and sometimes she says she has a hard time sleeping worrying about people in need.
"We take things for granted when we lay on our beds at night. We take things for granted. There's people out here in the cold tonight who won't have a warm bed," Bobbitt said.
But she says as long as she's able, those people will have her.
God's Helping Hand Ministry has an account at Somerset National Bank if you would like to help Bobbitt.