What's worse than breaking up with your fiance and canceling your wedding a week before the big day? Being stuck with a $30,000 event when it's too late to get your deposits back. Sarah Cummins, the bride-to-have-been, turned that huge financial burden into a beautiful gala event for homeless veterans -- with the blessing of her ex.
Her reception was to be held at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana. Instead of family and friends gushing over a blushing bride, the 25-year-old hosted gentlemen from four homeless shelters, including a dozen veterans from the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation. They enjoyed the dinner service she had planned for her nuptials, and even sliced up and served the wedding cake.
When people in Carmel and the surrounding areas heard what Cummins was doing, they were inspired to help out in their own ways. Matt Guanzon grabbed some suits out of his closet so the guests could come in formal and semi-formal wear, with additional contributions from local businesses. He even managed to get some toys together for homeless children in attendance.
Mike Opelka took his hat off to Cummins for finding "a silver lining to what could have been a really bad memory," on Friday's "Pure Opelka."