Spencer said a friend of hers set up a GoFundMe page to help the family of eight find stable housing. As of Friday afternoon, it had raised more than $3,800. According to the fundraising page, Joe Blakney is a Marine veteran with a full-time job.
Spencer also said they’re collecting donations for the family and have been able to get them a hotel room for the next week.
“They were extremely appreciative,” Spencer said. “She began crying, and he had tears in his eyes. They were so surprised.”
To cap off the generous traffic stop, Waters bought the family lunch.
In other news:
The shooting happened early Friday morning.