A father of three homeless people who had been living with their children in an abandoned car in poor condition for six months received an overwhelming show of support.
Local government institutions, celebrities and the public were surprised by Julio Roberto Ramírez Abreu's news interview on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, which showed the inhuman living conditions in which the native of the Dominican Republic and their children had been subjected .
About six months ago, Abreu was left in shock when he returned home from work to find his house in Los Guaricanos sector completely destroyed by an excavator.
The owner of the plot sold it behind Abreu because she was in a fortune.
Abreu was threatened by a group of masked armed thugs and was forced to leave, taking with him as much as he could while he and his children wondered where they would live afterwards.
Since his family has been living in misery and have struggled to raise enough money for small amounts of food.
Julio Roberto Ramirez Abreu, his three children, aged seven, nine and 12, had been living in an abandoned car for the past six months after his house was destroyed by an excavator
Vincent Carmona (second on the right), also known as El Dotol Nastra on Dominican radio waves, was alarmed by the condition that Julio Roberto Ramírez Abreu (third from left) and his children treated
The images of the interview, which have become viral, show all the belongings of the family scattered in an abandoned car, preserved by a poor owner who was discouraged by the appearance of the widowed husband and his three children, seven, nine and 12 years.
"I feel helpless because I do not know what to do," Abreu told Noticias Sin.
On Wednesday morning, the National Housing Institute and the Welfare Plan of the Presidency came to the aid of the family and temporarily placed them in a home for the next two months, without paying rent, in the Villa Juana sector.
Government agencies will move Abreu and her three children to a small, modest house that is currently under construction.
Government officials also intervened and found a school to temporarily house their children.
With the assistance of other local celebrities linked to the local music industry, three beds were also donated and strangers with donations of food and clothing.
According to Noticias SIN, Abreu, 38, bought a small plot with a humble house built in wood for $ 55,000 Dominican pesos. [$1103.97], money he received after he and his four brothers sold their family home four years ago.
Unfortunately, his 29-year-old wife, Yaquenia, died a year after becoming ill due to a stomach ulcer, leaving Abreu responsible for raising three children alone.
Vincent Carmona (who carries a child), also known as El Dotol Nastra, helped with the donation campaign to help Julio Roberto Ramirez Abreu (second from right) and his three children
Volunteers deliver a mattress to the temporary home of Julio Roberto Ramírez Abreu that was rented and paid for by local government agencies
The viral story of the family of four, who spent the last six months living in an abandoned car, caught the attention of strangers, politicians and local celebrities in the Dominican Republic.
According to a government source who spoke to DailyMail.com on condition of anonymity, Josephina Olivares, who sold the small land to Abreu, was in a difficult economic situation due to her delinquent son.
She supposedly went behind Abreu's back and forged a business deal with a local man, and traded the land for a loan of $ 40,000 in Dominican pesos. [$883.18].
Unable to afford a new home, the poor family wandered the streets of Villa Consuelo until a friend offered his old car as a shelter while others helped them with food.
Prosecutors have filed charges against Olivares in the hope of finding a solution to the plight of the Abreu family.