A 60-Year-Old Grandmother Was Sleeping On The Street, So A Stranger Built Her This

And this is just the beginning.

Elvis Summers of South Los Angeles did something really special for his friend Irene "Smokie" McGhee.


The 37-year-old man knew Ms. McGhee from around his South L.A. neighborhood, where she would occasionally come by and ask for recyclables, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Irene McGhee has been homeless for over a decade after losing her husband.

Summers knew he wanted to do something to help her.

"She's a human being, 60 years old, a mother, grandmother, sleeping in the dirt," he was quoted by CBS as saying. "It's just not right." 

So with $500 from his own pocket and some donated siding, he built her a house.

See the touching video capturing the project below.

The best thing, however, isn't just that Irene McGhee now has a tiny house of her own: It's that Elvis Summers is now trying to build more of these houses and is working in conjunction with city officials to find space where they could have a permanent home.

For more information on the Tiny House, Huge Purpose project, please visit their GoFundMe and Facebook pages.

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