Community members replace items stolen from family's moving truck
All morning long a steady stream of "thank yous" and hugs for the Lovelady family. They're rebuilding their lives with the help of people who care.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- All morning long, a steady stream of "thank yous" and hugs for the Lovelady family. They're rebuilding their lives with the help of people who care.
"The love and joy we've received has been amazing, very compassionate people out here," Rebecca Lovelady said.
Last week, the family's moving truck was stolen outside their local hotel room. The story touched people like Ireesa Thompson, who said she knows what it's like to lose everything.
"You're all right one moment and the next moment you have nothing but what you have on," Thompson said. "You don't know how you will recover."
Thompson and others are filling the Lovelady's truck with necessities dropped off at Desert Spring United Methodist Church.
Food and blankets for Rebecca Lovelady and those ever-important toys for her two boys.
"It doesn't feel so empty now," Lovelady said. "They know that we get to take this stuff home and they're going to be able to put this stuff in their rooms."
While the Lovelady's know they can't replace the sentimental things that have been taken, they've embraced the community that cares.
"I've had people tell me you're an inspiration," Lovelady said. "You come here and this happens and you just keep plugging forward and that's what you've got to do."
On Wednesday the Lovelady's took back all their new belongings to fill their rental house. Lovelady will start working on her masters degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas next week and her two boys will also start school.