Millionaire Offers To House Texas Tornado Victims For A Dollar A Month
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A millionaire is using his real estate to help those who lost their homes in the devastating storms that ripped through Texas last month, claiming at least 11 lives.
Ron Sturgeon, who lives in Fort Worth, Texas, is lending two of his mansions to tornado victims who lost their homes. According to CBS DFW, the two mansions can fit about four families between the two properties and tenants would have to pay just $1 a month.
The first family -- single mother Catherine Jenkins and her daughter, Amber, who is quadriplegic -- moved into one of the mansions last week.
"It is just overwhelming. We're going to be so happy just to be able to rest finally," Catherine, whose house in Garland, Texas, was completely destroyed in the tornado, told NBC DFW. "This is beyond anything I ever dreamed."
Sturgeon, who had left the country on vacation a day after the storms hit, said that he felt compelled to take action after seeing images of the devastation on the news.
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