A military veteran who not long ago found herself homeless and living in a car with her two children was given the gift of a lifetime when people came together to give her much-needed furniture for a home she recently moved into.
Alexandria Milner, 24, of Chicago, Illinois, said that she is incredibly grateful for the life-changing gift given to her and her kids, Major and Daniella, telling WMAQ-TV that it is a “blessing.”
Milner told the outlet that she served three years in the U.S. Army and had two kids with a fellow soldier before her honorable discharge. Sadly, things took a negative turn when her boyfriend was killed and she ended up homeless.
While the Veteran’s Administration recently helped her get a home, she had no furniture and found herself sleeping on a box spring, while her kids slept on mattresses on the floor — until Humble Design stepped in.
The organization, which helps provide furnishings for homeless individuals and families, headed over to the house on Wednesday, cleaned the home, gave it a face-lift and left Milner with plenty of donated furniture.
Watch Milner’s stunned and tearful reaction to her renewed home below:
Milner was so encouraged when she saw the changes that were made to the home that she told WMAQ she might invite her family over for Thanksgiving now that she has a table and other furniture that can accommodate them.