In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation through Texas and Louisiana, citizens all over the country have come together to help those in desperate need of food, shelter, and supplies.
In San Antonio, Kimberly Gager is doing her part to help however many Hurricane Harvey victims she can. As a self-proclaimed couponing addict, Kimberly has a garage filled to the brim with diapers, baby wipes, baby food, shampoo, and more. She is giving it all away to families and survivors in need.
“I just really want people to know, ‘Hey, I’m here, I’m real. This isn’t a joke. If you need supplies, let me know,’” Kimberly told ABC News.
Kimberly has already helped almost 30 different families who lost everything in the hurricane. Once people hear of Kimberly’s setup, either by word of mouth or via Facebook, they can stop by her house and pick up what they need.
Check out Kimberly’s crazy couponing stockpile of goods below, and make sure to SHARE this incredible deed on Facebook!
If you’re looking to help the victims of the recent hurricanes, consider donating to the Red Cross, or take a look at these eight ways you can lend a hand.
Thumbnail Photo: Facebook / Kimberly Gager
[H/T: ABC News]
Kimberly Gager has helped families with everything from toilet paper to shampoo, and the recipients of these goods are beyond grateful.
“I just had the pleasure of meeting a lady and her teenage daughters to get stuff,” Kimberly wrote on Facebook. “Let me tell y’all, when I opened that container of razors, it was game over. I’ve never witnessed teenagers so excited about razors in my life. They had been sharing ONE razor between them!”
Even though Kimberly has more than enough supplies to go around, recipients of her generosity are reluctant to take more than the bare minimum.
“You can tell they were grateful and just wanted the minimum supplies because they only asked for one body wash each,” Kimberly wrote. “ONE! I wanted to load them down with toilet paper and paper towels.”
With no young children of her own, Kimberly normally throws away coupons for baby supplies. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, though, she has been saving them up to purchase much-needed diapers and other baby items.
“I said, you know what? I can put these coupons to good use,” Kimberly said. “I don’t have babies, so I usually throw those away. But I can go buy this stuff for [the hurricane survivors] and put it to good use.”
Kimberly’s neighbors and friends are so impressed with what she’s doing that they’ve even started giving her money to go shopping for goods.
“As long as the donations keep coming, I’ll keep buying,” Kimberly wrote on Facebook.
In light of Hurricane Irma, which ravaged Florida and parts of the southeast, Kimberly even reached out on Facebook in case any evacuees made it to Texas.
“This is a stretch, but anybody know of Irma evacuees in the San Antonio area? Tell them to hit my inbox,” Kimberly wrote on her Facebook page.
With so many families still unable to return home (or even without a home to return to), Kimberly doesn’t plan to stop couponing and giving back for a while.
“I don’t plan to cut it off until I know that people are OK,” she said. “Something as small as a bottle of body wash, stick of deodorant or a tube of toothpaste, I know how that felt during Hurricane Floyd, and people are so grateful for that.”