Lauren Puryear can be called a true hero. She has worked from 2012 to feed homeless people by using coupons. Moreover, she wants to help 30 000 humans by her 30th birthday, which will be next year. While many of us think what country should we visit or how much money to spend on clothes, she uses her free times to help those who do not have a house to stay.
It all began when her grandmother died. She wanted to continue helping others, just like her grandmother did, so she started a nonprofit group called For The Love of Others. The organization wants to give homeless people a reason to smile by providing them food and someone they can talk about anything they want.
Lauren Puryear fed almost 5 000 people by using coupons. She managed to learn how to make couponing work after she bought canned vegetables. She said that she was able to buy 420 cans, with four cents a can at Dollar General. She bought also chicken and rice and managed to do a meal for many people. Moreover, she thinks that coupons can help her fed 150 people just by using 20 dollars.
Of course, this work is not easy. She has to look at the newspapers for deals and also on couponing sites. Her advantage is that friends and family are also helping her with coupons. Moreover, stores have some limits so one person can’t buy all the canned vegetables, for example. However, her friends are coming with her, they all use the coupons and bring their cars to transport the products. That is how she managed to feed so many people and she seems to have bigger plans.
We have to say we are really impressed, especially because she has also a job and a 5-year old son. She sais that the world can be a better place if we start to spread more love around. That is why she is a hero. It is not easy to have a family, a job and also be interested in helping others. More people should follow her example because the world needs people like Lauren Puryear. Use coupons for people who need help. Most of us can’t even imagine how it is to have no home or food. Thank you, Lauren Puryear, for being such a wonderful person.
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