Deputies help out family living in car

Sedgwick County Sheriff (KSN File Photo)
Sedgwick County Sheriff (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to check the welfare of several people that appeared to be living in their vehicle on August 19th.

The deputies made contact with the family and learned that they were in town from out of state.  Further, the care provider of the family was here for a job interview that fell through.

Fortunately, they were able to find a job at another business, but they would not receive their first check until August 22nd, meaning they would have to live in their vehicle for the rest of the week.

Deputies contacted area shelters but no beds were available. The three deputies pooled their money together and found a hotel that would provide the family a room until Friday.  Additionally, the deputies were able to provide the family with a Walmart gift-card for food.

Deputies respectfully declined to take questions, stating that recognition was not their motivation for what they did.

Community organizations and businesses also donated resources, such as gift cards, that helped the family buy other necessities.

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