New job, new fortunes for Virginia Beach homeless man
July 7, 2010
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Since early 2008, Bob Hart would finish up his shift as a greeter at a Virginia Beach Kmart, drive his car behind the building and try to catch some sleep, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
Hart''s fortunes changed when he got a job through a temp agency earlier this year, working at the Virginia Beach Courthouse as a custodian, the article noted.
Hart''s recent troubles began after he lost his apartment and a job supervising custodians in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools in 2007 after he was found sleeping in his office: Once Hart arrived at the courthouse, however, word of his predicament quickly got around, the article stated.
According to the article, another custodian started bringing in lunch for Hart while his boss lent Hart $500 to get another car when his died on the way to the courthouse.
"One of the custodians told me he was homeless and needed some help," said Jacque Veasley, a docket clerk from Commonwealth''s Attorney Harvey Bryant''s office.
She joined with several people from her church to put Hart up in an Oceanfront hotel for a few weeks: They''re now also helping him pay for a more permanent place to live, the article added.
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