"For 10 years, 72-year-old Ernest Keller was homeless. A few of those years, he was able to crash at people’s homes, but for most of them, he was living in his own 'cardboard castle,' as he puts it.
...Shortly after being housed, Keller received a call from Wings Homeless Advocacy. Volunteers brought him a brand new bed, among other things, including a welcome basket, with basic home supplies like a toothbrush, toilet paper and a plunger. They asked Keller what else he needed, and he told them: a dresser, a dining room table and some chairs, all of which they took care of getting for him.
'I felt like, ‘Gee, I’m starting to feel like I have a home,’' Keller says. 'I feel like I won the lotto. I feel like I got a brand-new life, even though I’m 72.'"
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