Wednesday, 27 December 2017

The feel-good story of 2017

Bride-to-be Sarah Cummings turned homeless volunteer and philanthropist
One of the most touching stories of this year came from Indiana, where a couple called off their $30,000 wedding a week before their big day, which was supposed to be on July 15. However they were stuck with a non-refundable reception for 170 people, and what did the bride Sarah Cummins do? She invited the homeless from 4 local homeless shelters. They feasted on a meal consisting of bourbon meatballs, salmon, goat cheese, roasted garlic bruschetta and cake. The soirĂ©e was held Saturday at the Ritz Charles event center in Carmel, Indiana. Moreover her generosity inspired a local man to donate suits for the guests, and his tailor contributed a few more, while other local business donated dresses and accessories. 
Sarah with some of the guests who showed up for the homeless dinner
The July dinner included chicken, salmon and a wedding cake, and even a late night snack of pizza and drinks. Sarah, a Purdue University pharmacy student, made sure that a painful situation turned into a positive experience. She took a time of her life where she was really sad and kind of lost, and turned it into such a teachable moment for people who are less fortunate. She now volunteers for a center for homeless families in Indianapolis.

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