Mom Uses Mad Couponing Skills To Help Families In Need After Hurricane Harvey

"I will help people as long as they need help."

There are many people stepping up to provide Hurricane Harvey relief. Celebrities such as Sandra Bullock and Ellen DeGeneres have donated to help those in need, plus, all five former living presidents came together to bolster relief efforts. But sometimes the most inspiring stories come from everyday people doing whatever they can to help. 

One such person is Kimberly Gager. She's using her "extreme couponing" skills to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In a recent interview with Scary Mommy, the San Antonio mom of three told the publication she has a "coupon addiction" and has been using her money-saving skills to buy up much-needed supplies for families post-hurricane. 


She told Scary Mommy she was living in Virginia in 1999 when Hurricane Floyd came through and destroyed her home. "I had nothing," she revealed. "I had one child at the time this happened and I know how this feels."

She understands how families who are displaced need essential items, such as diapers and toilet paper. After buying requested items, she then delivers them to families in need. The mom has been sharing posts on her Facebook page and encouraging those who need supplies to reach out.

She told ABC News, "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."

Following Hurricane Irma, she is even reaching out to those impacted by the storm who are in the San Antonio area to message her.

She is also encouraging other people to get involved by donating via her PayPal account.

Gager tells CBS that for about the last two weeks she has been making daily trips to the grocery store and using her lunch break to deliver items to the families in need. She also estimates that she has made 50 trips to her local Walgreens and Target to stock up on items families have requested. So far she has spent about $2,700 but received about $5,000 worth of goods.

And Gager has no plans to stop anytime soon. She told Scary Mommy, "I will help people as long as they need help."


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