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School Patrol: Hero Program

Posted: 4:08 PM, Jan 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-30 17:08:13-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Renee Mitchell is a mom who after serving years in the armed forces, decided it was time to retire. That meant not only a change of job but also a change of location.

While bringing her twin daughters and belongings from Georgia to Tennessee in her truck, she discovered it wasn't going to be easy to find a new home or the fixings for one.

That's when Metro Nashville Public Schools "Hero Program" kicked in, offering Mitchell the chance to find housing. But it was the Purposity app, that allowed total strangers to help Mitchell, by purchasing things she needed for her home.

It is similar to GoFundMe, but with all of the money going toward items the person needs. Christy Pruitt Haynes is one of those who goes on the app frequently and purchases everything from paper towels to bed sheets for those families who request it, or often, it's a teenager who can't afford a backpack for school, who makes the request.

Turns out, it's a win-win for everyone.