This Woman’s $30,000 Canceled Wedding Became Dinner for Indiana’s Homeless
How to fix a $30,000 canceled wedding? You donate it to the homeless, of course!
After this woman cancelled her wedding, she didn’t want the food to get wasted; instead she organized a banquet for the homeless.
A buss carried about a dozen veterans from a local organization to the event center last Saturday, instead of Sarah Cummins wedding guests.
The woman who cancelled her wedding greeted everyone with a big smile on her face and welcomed them to the reception in the glass house.
The veterans from the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation enjoyed a warm dinner.
One of the veterans said “Thank you for having us,” standing near a stunning tiered fountain. “It means more than you know.”
Whose wedding? Why did they cancel?
On the day of her wedding that the 25-year-old Purdue University pharmacy student and her fiancee canceled for undisclosed reasons, they had to do something with all that food.
Her idea, to invite people from four area homeless shelters to enjoy the 170-person reception, was well received.
“For me, it was an opportunity to let these people know they deserved to be at a place like this just as much as everyone else does,” Cummins said.
Inside, the guests, many dressed in semi-formal clothes, dined on hors d’oeuvres of bourbon-glazed meatballs, goat cheese and roasted garlic bruschetta
“It’s beautiful,” guest Erik Jensen said. “We’re having a great time.”
“It’s a great opportunity to spread love. Being homeless is kind of a big loss for all of these guys. This is just a very nice thing to do.”
How went the reception?
The reception went on as the staff at the Ritz Charles planned it, event manager Sherry Harper said.
“We really didn’t change anything,” Harper said.
Other kind souls offered their help
Some Indianapolis man even donated some suits from his own wardrobe so guests could feel more comfortable for the reception. Even others pitched in after he posted a request on his Facebook page.
His tailor, A.Mina Fine Clothier & Tailors on Monument Circle, donated several pieces, and The Gifted Gown contributed dresses and accessories.
He even thought of the kids, asking that friends drop off children’s items at the Ritz before the dinner.
“We mark our lives with the good times and sometimes the bad, so if we can help out in the good times, that’s what we’re doing here today,” Guanzon said. I’m just trying to show that even a little bit can help.”
Our faith in humanity restored a little bit after this great act of kindness. When is the last time you did something for another human being?
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