A lot of people want to have a great big wedding but for one reason or another, circumstances come in the way.
The problem with a lot of people getting married in the time of COVID is that a good number of them made the plans for the wedding long before any of this way going to happen. The problem is that there is already needed money tied up. There are also people going hungry at the same time.
Now, when someone has something unfortunate happen to them, it’s always good to see them make the best out of a bad situation.
A newly-married couple from Chicago donated their unspent catering funds to provide 200 families with Thanksgiving meals last week.
Emily Bugg (33) and Billy Lewis (34) met through a dating app in 2017. When COVID-19 shut down their original big wedding plans, they opted for a more intimate City Hall ceremony on October 1st.
But the couple had already paid a $5,000 nonrefundable deposit to their reception caterers, Salvage One.
Thresholds provides services to those with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Founded in 1959, they provide healthcare, housing, and hope to a variety of people in all walks of life. “Through care, employment, advocacy, and housing, Thresholds assists and inspires people with mental illnesses to reclaim their lives,” reads their website.
Thresholds holds an annual Thanksgiving dinner for their clients, but this year’s was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Because of the couple’s donation, Threshold was able to deliver 200 boxed Thanksgiving dinners to clients’ homes.
The couple appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the story:
“In the grand scheme of things, canceling a big wedding isn’t the worst thing that could happen,” said Buggs. “We’re happy to be married, and we’re so happy that we could help Thresholds’ clients feel the connection of a Thanksgiving meal as a result of the wedding cancellation.”