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Good Samaritan comes to the rescue after a Detroit landlord lets a family down

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Posted at 6:12 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 13:42:31-04

(WXYZ) — A Detroit family is in the middle of a renter's worst nightmare. The home they pay to live in is a dangerous disaster and after Wednesday they will have no longer have a roof over their heads.

There are so many layers to this story. It will make us angry, sad, and disappointed. But you will also experience a feeling of love, kindness, and hope.

7 Action News Reporter Andrea Isom, along with a generous stranger, are Taking Action to help find the Hunter Family another home.

Nikki Hunter, her sweet 76-year-old Mom Eva, and darling daughter have lived in a house on West Philadelphia in Detroit for 10 years.

If you can imagine, the brick was beautiful. The inside. was cozy and comfortable. But now it is literally unsafe, uninhabitable, and unraveling at every seam.

Nikki paid the rent, but it did not matter. Nikki says the landlord has simply let the dwelling go.

Nikki took to social media to show people the monstrosity and the response was overwhelming. Nikki also reached out for help and she got it - from a stranger, Gina Wolf of Clay, Michigan.

Gina gave them a roof over their heads at the St. Regis Hotel.

“I was surprised to see it, I was surprised to see it. The picture stopped me in my tracks. I was compelled to reach out to Nikki. At 11 at night I was down at the hotel booking a room. At that moment, I knew I was where I was supposed to be. I’ve got nothing but hope for them! My dream for them, that we can raise enough to buy them their own home,” Gina says with kindness and compassion.

Gina has restored the Hunter family’s faith in humankind.

“She paid for a room until Wednesday. She gave us money to get food and stuff and she’s still calling and asking if we need stuff. She is a savior, she helps us out so much. Because we were still in the house. If she would not have came through we would still be in there,” says Nikki with a grateful heart.

Gina has started a GoFundMe page for the Hunter family. Her dream for them is to raise enough money for a home and transportation.

So, let’s help make this happen together!