Life sometimes is challenging and stressful, and although we all struggle with it on a daily basis, some people are luckier than others. If you have something to eat, live and sleep at night, you can count yourself lucky to be one of the lucky ones. Think of the sheltered homeless, who have no place to hide and feel warm and safe in freezing winters and scorching, sunny summers. Everyone deserves a place to call home. Home ownership is a luxury they cannot afford.
One of these women has been homeless for ten years. Irene “Smokie” McGee, a woman from California, slept in the dirt without all the necessities for a decent life. She was lucky enough to meet the kind man who offered to help her. Irena has been chronically homeless for over 10 years.
Only one man knew what it was like, to ask for help. One day, Elvis Summers visited McGee and asked her about recyclable cans and bottles. Summers had no idea how bad McGee’s condition was when he knocked on her door.
The man thought the woman had at least a piece of cardboard to protect her. But that is not the case with this woman. If I’m asking, I wouldn’t leave her alone.
Touched by her condition and humility, he decided to give her what she needed most – a home. She slept in the dirt and he wanted to give her a place where she could feel comfortable and at least, sleep well. But he quickly learned that she didn’t have anything.
It made me, you know, mem, everyone in the neighborhood knows you, like you, why does nobody give a crap that you’re not sleeping in the dirt? Your selfless act has made you one in a million. “After decade on the street and sleeping in the dirt, you are determined to build me a home”.
“I like my own place now. I’m own it. I’m on my way to another life. I can’t explain how I’m feeling right now”.
The woman was not always homeless. After losing her husband, she couldn’t afford to pay the house rent. But thanks to a Summers, now she has her own home.
The man had no intention of stopping as he realized how huge this problem is. He started a GoFundMe campaign and raised $5,000 for people like Irene. He had used the money to build 37 houses by April 2016. His determination only grew stronger as he continued his efforts for fixing the problems like this.