This northern Virginia millennial just taught us the virtue of saving our Sunday flyers and spending time clipping coupons for a cause greater than ourselves.
29-year-old Lauren Puryear is on a mission to deliver 30,000 meals to people in need by her 30th birthday. As of now, she has handed out an estimated 5,000.
Puryear told Faithwire, “In college I felt like God was calling me to do something different.”
An experience that allowed the young woman “to be the hands of Jesus” and a sentiment that stayed with her.
In her current residence of Virginia, Puryear spent time visiting “tent city” which she described as an area inhabited by people without permanent homes living in the woods.
To be honest, “I was always so fascinated by it” she said about her thoughts prior to going in.
“(When) I went back there … (I) asked, ‘hey can you show me how you live?’ So they basically showed me their areas.”
Then, “I asked what do you guys need ?” And they said, ‘food.'”
An answer that left her heartbroken and with a drive to help.
To find the right path, she said, “I prayed for a way to be able to (give back) and it started to become expensive because I was buying food from my own pocket (to help).”
So, “I was introduced to couponing and when that happened I knew that was going to be the way, that was the answer to my prayers, I was going to be able to feed hundreds and hundreds of people through coupons.”
“I quickly learned how to do it and it has been history every since,” For The Love of Others, LLC non-profit leader said.
Now, you can help a girl out and give back too!