2020 has been a year of change for many people. In most cases, the changes were unexpected and not in our favor. After all, the coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption in almost all areas of our life, and that is also true of wedding plans. Many people who were planning their wedding for months or years had to adjust due to the virus.
This includes Emily Bugg and Billy Lewis, who also had their wedding plans affected by the coronavirus. In the end, they decided to make lemonade out of lemons and used their disappointment to make other people happy.
The couple knew that a reception was out of the question but they decided to use their catering deposit to help others have food when they needed it the most. Bugg works at Thresholds as an outreach worker. That organization provides resources and services for those who have addiction problems and serious mental illnesses in Illinois.
Bugg talked to Good Morning America, saying: “In the grand scheme of things, canceling a big wedding isn’t the worst thing that could happen. 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.”
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Thresholds went on their Instagram account to post about the gift. They said: “When Thresholds staff member Emily Bugg and her fiancé Billy decided to forgo their big wedding for an intimate City Hall ceremony, she turned a magical day for them into a wonderful surprise for many. Using their non-refundable catering deposit, Emily (and @bigdeliciousplanet) made #Thanksgiving dreams come true with meals for 200 Thresholds clients! Read the full story in the Washington Post (link in bio). Thank you Emily and Billy for your incredible generosity!”
Thanksgiving dinner is an important way for people to show their appreciation and to get together with those they love. This couple used a bad situation and gave back to those who needed it the most.Whizzco