HUDSON, Fla. — A Pasco County homeless shelter that has been forced to move has found a new place to go at the last minute.
- Holy Ground Shelter thought it was going to have to relocate
- Shelter has been open for almost 30 years
- Anonymous 'Angel' stepped up to help
- LINK: Holy Ground Shelter Facebook page or call (727) 863-9123
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The Holy Ground Shelter in Hudson has been open for almost 30 years, but now, the landowner wants to sell the property. The shelter had to be out by December 1.
It's a story Spectrum Bay News 9 has been following over the past several weeks.
Founder Lisa Barabas-Henry says our coverage brought an "angel" to her who sold her new property.
"He said he saw us on the news, and he felt compelled to help," Barabas-Henry said.
"He’s an angel."
The man wishes to stay anonymous, but he offered to sell property to Barabas-Henry on Otto Street, also in Hudson, asking for no down payment.
“Before I know it, I’m at closing and I own. I will never be evicted again,” Barabas-Henry said.
She’d only been given a few weeks' notice that she'd have to vacate her current property. She'd been asking for extensions to stay but never received one from the landlord.
Lisa admits the new property can use some work but it will give her more room to continue her shelter, which now has 25 residents. The land includes two houses, apartments and space for trailers.
“It’s a diamond in the rough and I love it,” Barabas-Henry said.
She hopes to get volunteers to help her fix up the new property and plans on making the move final as fast as she can.
“I thought I’d be on the streets. Now I have a new joy. A new life. A new way of looking at things,” Barabas-Henry said.
If you are looking volunteer and can help with the move or repair work, you can contact the shelter at (727) 863-9123.