Lubbock comes to the rescue of an elderly couple in need - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock comes to the rescue of an elderly couple in need


An elderly couple in South Lubbock is thanking Agents in Action, Little Guys Movers and many volunteers tonight after their home was foreclosed and they were left with no place to go.

The couple, who are in their 70s, had their home foreclosed when high medical bills made it difficult to make mortgage payments. That's where Agents in Action comes in. On Friday, Rachel Townsley, the President of Agents in Action, saw a Facebook post from a contractor working in the area. The elderly couple had all of their possessions in the front yard and he was looking for someone to help.

"He saw that this couple needed help getting their belongings and we called in our resources. I put it on Facebook and my Facebook friends from high school to past clients all came through," said Townsley. "They were donating money to Agents in Action and helping us figure out how to get this couple and their belongings somewhere."

Townsley asked fellow realtor Paula Thompson to make some calls to moving companies to see if anyone was willing to help this couple out. Little Guys Movers said yes immediately.

"They were interested in just whatever we could do as far as helping these people out and we love to support our community, so it was not a problem at all for us to go help them," said Little Guys Movers Supervisor Trent Abel. "I would just want somebody to be able to help my grandparents out in that situation."

Rachel said it was an emotional experience, at one point almost crying after she gave the couple a hug.

"That was priceless, just to know that you've been a part of helping somebody and make a difference in their life," she said.

Agents in Action has put all of the elderly couple's items in storage and is working to find them a place to live. If you want to help out you can write a check to Agents in Action. Mention KCBD in the memo line and all of the money will go to help this couple.

Checks can be dropped off or mailed care of Keller Williams Realty, 4747 S Loop 289 Ste 110, Lubbock, TX 79424.

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