Homeless Couple Gets Help From Stranger – GNSOTD Monday Apr 1 2019

It is not unusual to see homeless people on the streets of any big city, including Nation’s capitals like Washington, D.C. which is where our story comes from Today. Monica Diaz, a fast-food restaurant employee, and her husband Pete Etheridge are homeless. They do not earn enough to afford to live anywhere but a tent which they need to move every time a street cleaning effort passes by. What makes them different than other homeless in that city is the Washington Post decided to do a feature article on them. That caught the attention of Howard University law student Gabriela Sevilla; who decided she wanted to do something.

 

That something was to set up a GoFundMe page for the couple. It started with a very modest goal of $2500 with the intent of getting enough money for a downpayment on an apartment. It has since ballooned well beyond that. The caring of the people who have donated to this cause has driven it well over $40,000 which according to the page: “so far have gone  toward interview clothes, sneakers, food, basic living necessities, and  a new cellphone and plan.  The  rest of the funds will go towards a security deposit,  several months of rent, and utility bills.”

 

This is a life changing effort which started from someone getting involved and acting to make a difference. Read more in your Good News Story of the Day here.

 

Don’t forget that when one person acts and they are supported by a community of caring the world can change; even if it is just for two people.

 

Story and Image from The Washington Post.

 

 

 

 

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