It was moving day recently for dozens of families in Oak Island, Texas. Their new homes are gifts from a stranger.
In September of 2008, Hurricane Ike splintered Oak Island – ruining 345 out of 350 homes. Esther Nelson slept in her car or a tent for months. “I thought I’d never be able to overcome this,” she said.
Then, a stranger came to town to see the devastation. The gentleman was music star Neil Diamond, who had a concert in nearby Houston right after the hurricane.
“You couldn’t help but be moved by this terrible situation,” Diamond said. “I just decided that I would do whatever I could do to help.”
He donated profits from his concert merchandise, raised $1.7 million and re-built a dozen homes on Oak Island.
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