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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Light in the Darkness

There has been so much despair, anger and yes, hate in the world this week.

 We need a hero.

I found one in Elvis Summers. 

Elvis Summers Builds Tiny House for Homeless Neighbor in Los Angeles

Some people might not even look past the mile high mohawk to see his heart, but it’s there. It’s big and really beautiful.

For $500 and a few days of his time he changed the life of Irene "Smokie" McGhee.

He is now working with the LAPD to find a government-owned lot where more tiny houses could be built for the city's homeless. You can read more of the story HERE.

Shine your light,

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin Luther King, Jr.


Auntie Em said...

This was an wonderful story. There are so many construction and housing companies who throw away more than this little abode used every day and if these materials were donated they could be used to make many of these little 'homes' for the homeless. And if set up in a safe and central location, these people could even be provided with washroom/shower facilities. They could be given an address to allow them to collect benefits and health care. But government would want to step in and regulate things until they would be useless.
But bless him for taking care of one person who needed to be looked after.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love this story, starts my Sunday off perfectly.

Karena Albert said...

This is so very heartwarming Laura.Making a difference!!
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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful story Laura!!

Sandi said...

What a great name! And I love the hair!!

Jaybird said...

What a great story!!! We have several people around here who have made homes from the metal shipping containers. They are pretty cool too!!
Thanks for a special treat this gray and gloomy day!!
Be blessed,