February 1, 2023
Lady opens dwelling to household who misplaced house in Virginia Seaside crash

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.— A Information 3 viewer stepped up in an enormous manner to assist a Virginia Seaside couple who misplaced their dwelling when a automotive crashed into their house earlier this week.

The crash occurred Wednesday on Featherstone Court docket. Police stated a person was shot earlier than he crashed into the house constructing which sparked a fireplace.

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Virginia Seaside police stated one individual died after a automobile crashed into this constructing on Featherstone Court docket, Jan. 11, 2023.

Laquaine Coleman and her husband who lived within the house misplaced every little thing. What was a traditional day for them, heading to lunch, took an sudden flip as soon as they got here again to discover a automotive inside their kitchen.

The crash took every little thing from them, even an urn that contained Coleman’s son’s ashes.

“We was simply taking it daily,” stated Coleman stated.

However a Information 3 viewer, Nancy Cosner, noticed their story. She simply had to assist.

“I believe listening to her voice saying ‘I do not know what we’ll do’ after which mentioning that that they had a little bit canine touched me,” Cosner stated.

Cosner stated she does not need to be considered as a Good Samaritan, however her generosity left Coleman holding again tears of pleasure.

“We’re nonetheless traumatized from all of this. It is quite a bit happening, , and we simply need to be protected, and we simply need to thank the individual from the underside of our hearts for accepting us in her dwelling,” stated Coleman.

Whereas the Purple Cross offered help to Coleman, it solely lasted a number of days, and Coleman needed to be out of her resort on Sunday.

“I used to be actually stressing and attempting to work on the identical time, simply placing on a smile like all the time, however some folks can inform that you simply going by one thing, and I do not need to burden anyone,” stated Coleman.

However Coleman stated the burden has been lifted, because of Cosner, who’s letting Coleman, Coleman’s husband, and their canine keep together with her rent-free and with no move-out deadline.

Information 3 watched as each walked upstairs to see Coleman’s new area for the very first time.

“Okay, so the bed room is true right here to the left, after which there’s a little bit TV room over right here. It is necessary to have a TV, so that you all can go in there and have your espresso or no matter you need,” stated Cosner.

Coleman known as the area “cozy.”

A devastating hearth sparked a friendship between Coleman and Cosner.

“The second I stepped in right here it felt like dwelling, we’re blessed to have you ever with us, and alluring us into your house we recognize it and we can’t overlook it,” Coleman stated. “You guys are an awesome staff. I recognize you guys for simply being in our nook since you all helped out and your colleagues, as properly. So I simply love everyone, I simply thanks,” stated Coleman.

Coleman and her husband created a GoFundMe to assist them get again on their ft. They’ve a objective of $25,000.