Homeless Man & Woman Find Each Other

And make a very nice Valentine’s Day’s story, as reported by CBS 13 News.

An excerpt.

DIAMOND SPRINGS (CBS13) – It’s their first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple, but their journeys to this moment weren’t easy. It took homelessness to find love.

It was a budding romance that started as a friendship.

“We looked at each other and we had complete eye contact. And from that day, we were just friends, like we knew each other forever,” Ken Green said.

But to get to this moment, Rebecca and Ken Green had to lose everything.

“You’re homeless but you’re not worthless,” Ken said.

Rebecca took care of her sick mother and didn’t have the time to work a full time job.

After her mom passed away in 2011, she says she was in a state of shock and battled with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Her mother being her only source of income, Rebecca soon found herself homeless at Hangtown Haven in Placerville.

“I didn’t sleep for six months. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t function,” Rebecca said.

Fortunately, Ken was there to pick her up….

The two now have a home together in Diamond Springs, and look forward to spending every Valentine’s Day together – and have a honeymoon in Cambria planned next week.

Ken started his own handyman business in 2014, while Rebecca works at an auto repair shop. They both continue to work with the homeless at their community church.

Retrieved February 15, 2015 from http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/02/14/comeback-couple-homelessness-unites-diamond-springs-pair/

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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