A kind-hearted San Antonio mom is helping victims of Hurricane Harvey by using a whole lot of coupons.
Extreme couponing is a skill in and of itself. If you are a fan of the popular television shows honoring the craft, it probably seems a little crazy. Sometimes, it seems like the people featured on the shows are bringing home useless items, like 30 bottles of ketchup. However, this type of skill comes in handy during a disaster like Hurricane Harvey.
According to the Statesman, Kimberly Gager is busy building up her stockpile of diapers, toilet paper, baby food, toys and clothes for families affected by Hurricane Harvey. How? She’s using her expert couponing and shopping skills to score some major deals for the families. She’s also receiving donations from friends, families and complete strangers to help with her efforts.
Gager started the generous project about three weeks ago. She learned that families were searching for diapers and other necessities and decided to help.
“Many hurricane evacuees are asking for pampers, wipes and formula. I don’t have any of that stuff in my stockpile, but I have tons of coupons for them,” she said in a Facebook post.
With each trip to the store, she builds her collection of items for families. To keep her donors informed as to what she’s doing, Gager posts photos of her receipts and the items she purchases on social media.
However, Gager’s kindness doesn’t just stop at providing necessities for families. She also sent out a message searching for anyone who needs to have their laundry done. She’s willing to wash victim’s clothes at her house and is even willing to pick up the families in her own vehicle. She’s also looking for ways she can help out with Hurricane Irma victims in Florida.
Gager told ABC News that she will only stop when her help is no longer needed. Gager lost her own home to a hurricane in 1999 when she was living in Virginia. Now, she’s busy putting her “horrific experience” to work by helping others in her situation.