Smokie McGee a 60 year old lady from Los Angles was a homeless, she would often meet Elvis Summers to get recycled stuff like cans or bottles from him. Elvis at first thought probably Smokie would have got some stuff to protect herself.
But once he spoke to he realized that Smokie was homeless, had nothing to protect herself and she used to sleep on dirt. Elvis Summers runs a company, he was saddened by Smokie’s condition and he felt he should do something for her.
Elvis had heard about a man in Oakland who had made a small home out of waste and recycled materials. Elvis got inspired with this and thought of building a home for Smokie. Summers arranged finances and got the material to build a home for Smokie.
He told to ABC News “I learned she didn’t have anything, not even a cardboard box. She was literally sleeping in the dirt and I just wanted to make her a place where she could feel comfortable and at least get a good night’s sleep”.
Summers started building the home for Smokie on the street it.
He spent about $500 and worked hard for five days to build her home. Smokie had been living on streets for almost 10 years. Finally she was given the keys and she was going to have a small place to stay. After a decade Smokie had a roof over her head.
Smokie was thankful to Summers for the kindness he had shown to her. She said “I feel marvelous. You can’t even explain how I feel. I’m on my way to a different life. I want to get my own place and all of that. He’s my guarding angel.”The process of constructing home for Sophie and handing over the keys to her was filmed and the video of this posted on social media.
Summers also got the support from LAPD cops and they told him that he should arrange the house to move to different spots after every 72 hours. So Summers got the house on the wheels so that it can be easily moved.
Summers said “It’s just got me, you know, I’m just like you, everybody in this neighborhood knows you, they like you. Why does nobody give a crap that you are sleeping in the dirt? Literally.”
Summers said the way people look at homeless is wrong and antiquated.
“Being homeless is not a offence. The true offence is how we as human being look at and treat people that are homeless.” When people saw Summers and Smokie’s story on social media they approached Summers if he could help them out. Summer has now started a GoFundMe page to help homeless people and is raising funds to help more people.
Summers posted online “This ‘Welcome Home: A Tiny House, Huge Purpose’ project is to build tiny house’s for homeless Women, Men, Children, US Veterans and Families who are homeless.” Summers says “Human Beings, not “b-urns or trash” who need a little humanity, a little help to get off the streets. Summers GoFundMe page has already raised over $7,400 and he aims to raise $50,000 so that he make homes for 100 homeless people and help people just like he helped Sophie