By Cliff Judy
DEARBORN, Mo. (KMBC/CNN) - A Dearborn, Missouri couple who won a share of thelargest jackpot in Powerball history are using their money to help a nearby community.
From the very beginning Mark and Cindy Hill thanked God and made a pledge on their nearly $300 million Powerball winnings.
"For some reason, (God) put it in our hands, I think, to make sure that it goes to the right things," said Cindy.
Turns out that the Hills didn't make that pledge back in November lightly.
"We're all going to reap the benefits of their good fortune," said Chief Walt Stubbs with the Camden Point Fire Department.
Chief Stubbs counts himself as a friend of the Hills.
Recently, the Hills announced tentative plans to help replace Camden Point's downtown firehouse, move it to the site of the town's baseball field, and build a new ball field that's not as close to the highway where children play near traffic.
Some officials call it a quarter-century worth of work if the city had to rely on its small tax base.
"This is just out of the kindness of their heart, that's just the kind of people they are anyway. They were that way before the money came," said Chief Stubbs.
"I don't know them personally, but I've heard nothing but good things about them, and I'm impressed that they're that giving," said resident Ellen Reynolds.
Reynolds does have very personal knowledge of Camden Point's septic system that causes headaches for residents.
The Hills have already donated money for the town to buy land for a wastewater treatment.
"You don't have to do something like that, you don't find that nowadays, people kinda lookout for themselves and they don't look for the big picture. They're definitely looking at the big picture for a small town. It's kinda nice," said Reynolds.