Homeless Couple’s Love Story Leads To $20,000 In Wedding Donations
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Evelyn Adams and David "Rocky" Barlett haven’t had your typical love story. For the last three years they’ve called a wooded homeless community in Florida home while hoping to one day marry and have a roof over their heads. Now, after 22 years together, they just may get their wish. About $20,000 has been publicly raised to give the couple, who are both 55, a fairytale wedding, after word spread about a Tampa police officer’s mission to help them find a home, WFLA reported. “They’ve had an outpouring of support,” Officer Daniel McDonald, who serves as the police department’s homeless initiative officer, told the station. “People they’ve never met, who’ve never met them. We had a wedding venue contact me and they wanna host the wedding in Dover and it’s all-inclusive. They’re going to do everything.” Being unemployed, with Adams unable to work because of a medical condition, the couple has struggled to get by. They moved down south from their hometown in Ohio to star...
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