Back in 1999, Kimberly Gager lost everything.
She was living in Virginia with her child when Hurricane Floyd struck, destroying her home in its path. She’s gotten back on her feet since the devastating Category 4 storm and now lives in San Antonio. When Hurricane Harvey came straight for Texas, she knew that after it passed, people would need all the help they could get.
Devoted to helping her fellow Texans, Kimberly jumped into action the only way she knew how — extreme couponing.
Kimberly admits she’s a little addicted to it, and it’s easy to see why when you check out all the crazy deals she gets.
When Hurricane Harvey hit, Kimberly knew that what people needed most were the little things. Yes, “it can take months and years for people to get their homes together again,” but small necessities like toiletries, diapers, and snacks can lift people’s spirits.
So she got to work.
“But why was EVERYBODY looking at me crazy though?” Kimberly wrote about her multiple shopping carts packed with diapers.
Since the hurricane, Kimberly has become such a frequent visitor of the Walmart and Target in her area that they bust out pallets to help her get everything to her car quickly.
And Kimberly isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Though she has a full-time job, Kimberly uses her lunch breaks and late nights to buy supplies and deliver them to families in need.
She’s also put her own needs on the back-burner. According to a recent Facebook post, Kimberly had been saving up to buy a car to replace one that was totaled in an accident.
“This is hillarious. Many of you know that I totaled my SUV on Father’s Day after a lady pulled out in front of me and my kiddos. I’ve been using my putt putt to deliver to families! (Don’t talk about my raggedy car. We’ll fight.) I have a lot of families going back to Rockport, Port A, Port Lavaca, Ingleside, etc with NOTHING! They needed toilet paper and paper towels!”
It’s wonderful to see a woman putting others before herself and giving everything she has to make strangers just a little more comfortable and safe.
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