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Texana Hollis, 101-Year-Old Evicted Detroit Woman, Gets Generous Donations (How You Can Help)

First Posted: 01/28/2012 8:57 pm Updated: 01/28/2012 8:59 pm

Texana Hollis

Though a 101-year-old evicted Detroit woman has been taken in by a good Samaritan, she still needs more help to get by.

After the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development deemed Texana Hollis' foreclosed home too unsafe for her to live there, a church member, Pollian Cheeks, invited the Detroit native to stay with her. While Hollis now has a roof over her head, she still needs to replace her belongings that were trashed when she was evicted and to make the home where she's staying wheelchair accessible.

"I don't know what happened," Hollis told UPI.com. "Lord knows, I don’t know what happened."

But some donations have already started pouring in.

A local contracting company offered to install a wheelchair ramp and Cheeks has set up a fund for people to donate to Hollis' cause, the news outlet reported.

"Lord, yes, I had no idea in the world so many people was thinking about little old me," Hollis told The Detroit Free Press. "It's just a blessing, I'm telling you."

Want to help Texana Hollis? Send your donations to P.O. Box 4270, Detroit, Mich., 48204.

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