Man Builds Mini House for Homeless Woman Sleeping In The Dirt
When a spiky-haired man named Elvis Summers found out that a 60-year-old homeless woman had been sleeping outside, in the dirt a few doors down from him, he quickly put an end to it.
The woman, named Smokie, she stops by Elvis’s Los Angeles apartment most mornings to ask if he has any recyclables for her. Through these conversation, they struck up a friendship.
One morning, Elvis saw a news article about a man in Oakland who has been making tiny houses out of discarded material. He was inspired, and put off paying a few of his own bills so he could buy the lumber and hardware to make Smokie a brand new shelter from scratch. It took him five days to build, and now, for the first time in ten years, Smokie has a place to call home. The local police are happy with the miniature residence, as long as it’s moved every 72 hours. He videoed his creation and put it together in time lapse form:
“I’ve met so many homeless people, good people,” Elvis said to The Good News Network. “Since I built Smokie’s, I’ve had several people ask me to make them a tiny home and it’s turned into much more than just the one house I wanted to build.”
Thus, the cool haired and amazing do-gooder has launched “Mythpla” (My Tiny House Project LA) along with a crowdfunding campaign for those who want to help, on GoFundMe.
He has also provided the woman with a mobile phone, which he charges for her, which she uses to remain in contact with her family. Apparently, she’s so in love with the radio feature that the charging sessions are becoming more and more frequent.
Source: The Good News Network