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.