DETROIT, UNITED STATES — Would you open your house to complete strangers in order to keep them out of the cold? Well, this good Samaritan literally is saving lives.
According to Fox 2 News, shelters have been filling up in times of frigid temperatures. However, in Detroit, it’s a totally different level of cold.
It’s gotten so bad, a woman — Sonia Brown — started providing places for people to stay in her own homes.
Learn how Sonia Brown, founder of Auntie Na’s House in #Detroit, used #ACSData to identify demographic shifts in her area to better serve her community’s growing and changing needs in this "America Counts" story: https://t.co/3xLa0P94dt pic.twitter.com/en8ibFjLqY
— U.S. Census Bureau (@uscensusbureau) January 2, 2018
Those in the area know her as Auntie Nay.
The source reports that, during the day, Sonia usually has warm clothes available outside for people to use. Likewise, she generally offers food to those in need as well.
Reportedly, she’s taken in animals also, like Ragamuffin the dog. Why does she do it? She’s human.
Auntie Nay mentions as follows.
“It’s not much but a cup of coffee and some shelter makes a difference in a long cold night out in the streets.”
One lady, Jackie Johnson, even found a permanent home because of Sonia’s help. “She’s my sister, my mother,” Johnson expresses. “(It’s) fantastic, new house, new year. I can’t wait.”
Likewise, a man by the name of Tony Willis got back on his feet after receiving a little help from Sonia. He started off as a volunteer with Sonia. However, according to the source, he realized he also needed her help.
“It’s like a story but it is real life for me. It’s a transcending thing, like taking a plant to another garden and growing it.”
Sonia says this weather isn’t fit for people or animals. “So Lord knows, I prefer they make their way out this way,” the Samaritan mentions.
“The greatest gift that I can give is the warmth and the shelter.” — Sonia Brown
Right now, Brown has four homes she’s operating as shelters in the Yellowstone and Elmhurst areas. However, they’re getting a fifth house ready.
Truly, Sonia has an amazing heart of gold. Wow!
All in all, let us know your thoughts about her kind gestures. If you have any comments, feel free to share them via our Facebook page.
[Featured Photo via Twitter]