"I knew they needed it," Spencer said. "There was nobody else to do it, and to have the four kids with them — I just couldn't put them out of their car since that was going to be their shelter soon."
Spencer said a friend of hers set up a GoFundMe page to help the family of eight find stable housing. As of Saturday afternoon, the page had raised more than $4,400. According to the fundraising page, Joe Blakney is a Marine veteran with a full-time job.