Pay It Forward: Easterns and Fox 5 lend a helping hand to For the Love of Others

Pay It Forward is a segment that Easterns and Fox 5 DC came up with as a platform to give back and help those in need in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia community. For this edition of Pay It Froward, the two selected Lauren Puryear who runs her very own nonprofit organization called For the Love of Others. She has a huge heart and has made it a priority of hers to give back and always do what can for those in need. Her reasoning for starting the nonprofit was due to the large amount of homeless people in Virginia that needed meals.

Puryear is not just your average 29 year old. She set out with a goal to serve 30,000 meals to the homeless by her 30th birthday party. Some might think this is farfetched but Puryear had a plan. She put her extreme couponing skills to the test to cut costs in the grocery store. It paid off because with just $2,000 she was able to feed double the amount of people that she had anticipated. Puryear?s birthday is only a few weeks away and she has already fed over 60,000 mouths in the DMV community.

When this story got to Easterns and Fox 5 DC, they thought it would only be right to honor Puryear for her humanitarian and philanthropic efforts and provide her with a platform to share her story. Joel Bassam, the Director of Marketing for Easterns Automotive group, donated nonperishable groceries as well as a check to purchase more groceries on behalf of Easterns. This will be able to help Puryear feed plenty more of the homeless individuals in our community. If you would like to find out more about Puryear and her organization to see how you can help ? please visit

Easterns Automotive Group has partnered with FOX 5 DC to help honor people in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia community who go above and beyond the call. If you know someone worthy if being recognized, Click here to nominate them.


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