'Oprah's Big Give' contestant Brandi with Dorothy

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Back in Conyers, Brandi follows up with Dorothy, a single mother who was recently laid off. Dorothy goes to school during the day and works at night, and she's having a hard time financially—she's two months behind in her rent and lives in fear of being evicted.

The good news for Dorothy is that Brandi's donating $1,000 to help her out, and Gary, a local attorney, has pledged to match that.

"I feel like I had a visit from an angel today," Dorothy says. "Two months of stress has been lifted off my shoulders."