We have probably all heard about tiny houses by now...while many people living in them are looking to live a simpler lifestyle, it was an absolute live saver for one woman. Robin’s Spotlight is moving out to Los Angeles, where 60-year-old homeless woman, Smokie has been sleeping in the dirt a few doors down from a man named Elvis Summers. The two had struck up a friendship after Smokie would ask Elvis for recyclables many mornings. When Elvis heard about a man who made tiny houses out of discarded material, he decided to put off a few of his own bills, and went out to buy materials to make Smokie a tiny house of her own. For the first time in ten years, Smokie was able to put up a “Home Sweet Home” sign on her door.
Elvis was inspired to start up a project to fund more shelters after he saw how grateful Smokie was to have a home again. For the next few houses, “Mythpla” (My Tiny House Project LA) plans to get lighter and more affordable materials without sacrificing the strength of the house. Elvis found a supply company that has promised to work out a deal on future building materials to help support his cause.
“I’d like to offer purpose to these people in need and hire them to build the houses with me. I’ve even set an appointment with LA’s Mayor Eric Garcetti to try and get his help,” said Elvis. “The city owns or controls many properties which are just sitting collecting dust and could be used, even temporarily, to help save lives,” says Elvis. Your story and efforts to change lives are absolutely inspiring, Elvis! Thank you for helping your community and making our world a better place!
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