Norfolk woman takes action for homeless couple

Posted at 7:14 PM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 19:14:52-05

Norfolk, Va. - "I happened to see this story and I`m not gonna lie, tears came down. I got up went to my van got on the phone, called you."

The tears that rolled down Monique Lovejoy's face came from a story NewsChannel 3 aired Monday night.

A Virginia beach police officer took action to find a homeless couple a hotel room to call home on a chilly night

Austin Earlycutt and his diabetic 8-months pregnant girlfriend Renee Forbes were sleeping in their car and needed a place to stay.

"He went into his pocket and got money that he works hard for to pay for a night. We are absolutely grateful for that."

When Lovejoy saw the story, she also wanted to take action, especially after realizing she had a lot in common with the couple.

"At one point in time, I lived in my car with my kids.  It`s not a good feeling. It just brings tears to my eyes to know that someone is living like that," Lovejoy said.

So now, it's her mission to take action.

"I actually didn`t really get sleep last night because I thought about them.  I want to do something. I don`t care if they want a meal. I want to be able to cook them a home cooked meal. I have a lot of food, heat in my house. I can do something. Something's better than nothing," she said.