Neighbors saw vet sleeping in car—but when they find out why—they’re gutting his home

Then the police commissioner himself showed up
January 11, 2018 11:00 am Last Updated: January 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Veteran John Greene’s home had fallen into such disrepair that he had been sleeping inside his car to stay warm in the freezing cold winters.

But thanks to the community of Barnesville, he won’t have to brave the cold alone any longer.

Eddie Felton, who works with veterans, heard that there was someone sleeping in their car, so he and his wife decided to make a trip downtown to see what was going on.

What they found was Greene sleeping inside the car, keeping the engine running to keep himself warm.

“I went and knocked on the window and said, ‘Mr. Greene, you can’t do this. If you have a pinhole, carbon monoxide will kill you,” Felton said.

But when Felton saw the state of Greene’s house, he understood why he was doing what he did. The house was so run-down it was literally falling apart. It would have been impossible to keep inside a house like that.

See the incredible lengths the community went through to get the job done in the video above.