A family, including six children who were seen sleeping in a CTA Blue Line train, now have a place to stay after concerned citizens saw a Facebook Live video that went viral.
CTA Blue Line passenger Alexis Aguilar didn’t notice anything at first. “That is until I saw a little girl wiggle out from under her parents feet and go back to sleep on the middle of the subway floor,” she wrote on a GoFundMe Page set up to raise money for the family.
Aguilar posted a Facebook Live video soon after.
After the video went viral, someone offered the family a place to stay. “They have been found and let in a safe location,” Aguilar wrote on the page, which has already surpassed her original goal of $5,000.
As of Wednesday night, more than $7,000 had been raised for the family.
“Now after finding this family of 8, I ask all the generous souls out there to please help this family get on track. No amount is too small and anything will help,” Aguilar wrote. “Thank you so much for donating! God bless you!”
Clothes, hygiene products and food donations for the family can also be dropped off at the Body Shot Boxing Club, 600 W. Cermak Road.