Man Spots Old Lady Sleeping In Car By Her Home, Calls Community To Action When He Realizes Why
Theresa Hernandez of Phoenix, Arizona grabbed up so much garbage and junkies in her house that she has made her living in the car.
“I’m going to be honest with you the inside, it reminds me of the show called Hoarders,” said her neighbor Justin Hernandez, who moved into the neighborhood about a month ago.
Justin said he was literally heartbroken to see 70 years old Theresa reside in her car when he met her one day when he was walking with his dog.
They started to conversate about her and that’s where he was made known that she was deprived of having any power, gas or water. So, he started bringing her food and water.
“It tore my heart. It broke my heart,” he told FOX 10. “A 71-year-old woman sitting out there in 110-degree weather isn’t alright. I figure if this was my nana or my mom, I wouldn’t want her to live like this, so I had to do something to help her get back into her home.”
Justin with the help of his neighbours made a facebook page named “Paying It Forward” to help Theresa.
“I learned that Theresa is living in her car in her front yard,” neighbor Christine Rowland said. “Her house is not livable. She had a lot of trash, a lot of feces outside and inside the house, so we started cleaning the outside first.”
Theresa told FOX 10 that after her husband died several years ago, she lost control of her home and all the dogs who reside with her.
“So my jalopy became my home,” she explained.