Residents of Colleyville, Texas, are reeling from the tornadoes that destroyed their homes and left little standing in their wake. With such widespread destruction crippling the local community, few are left with any options. But when local Texas businessman Ron Sturgeon saw reports of the families torn apart and dogs killed or lost, he did the only thing that made sense – help the families by renting out his two vacant mansions to four families for $1 a month.
While some people from Texas are only thinking of themselves, Sturgeon is also lending the families two cars in their time of need, and for three months, they’ll be under his roof.
Ron Sturgeon explained his altruistic actions in a phone interview with NewsFix:
“I got up Tuesday morning and I was looking at my Facebook, and I was just seeing all those posts about lost dogs and families that didn’t have a place to go. And I was just astounded at all the devastation and how all the homes were just completely destroyed. I was just thinking about having those two big homes. We’ve got them listed for sale, and it doesn’t make sense for them to be vacant when somebody could be using them that obviously would have a great need. And I don’t know, it just overtook me.
Some people think I’m crazy, and why would I do that. But I have a thousand tenants, so I understand tenants and I understand rental properties. I’ve never been a victim of a tornado, but it’s pretty devastating looking at those pictures.”
The devastation these tornadoes wrought upon this Texas community is horrible, but it’s heartwarming to know that there are some people out there that won’t use tragedy for personal gain and can provide help by any means necessary.
(Via FOX News)