Livin’ Large: Tornado Victim Moves Into Mansion for $1 a Month

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COLLEYVILLE -- We would all like to live in a million dollar mansion, like the one in Colleyville owned by Ron Sturgeon.

“It’s, obviously, a big house with a seven car garage, and they got six fireplaces. My favorite feature about this house is the shower. It has a shower that cost $15,000,” Sturgeon said.

Friday, Amber Jenkins moved into this mansion in Colleyville -- renting the home for a whopping $1 a month.

“At first, it sounded like a scam, because it sounded too good to be true,” said Jenkins, who is disabled and gets around with the help of a wheelchair and her service dog Maggie. Her home was ripped apart by the tornado that blew through Garland.

After seeing the devastation, real estate investor Ron Sturgeon decided to offer two of his properties storm victims.

“I think a light bulb just went off in my head that I got these two big houses sitting vacant, surely I can help someone who needs housing,” he said.

Another family will be joining Jenkins in the million dollar mansion, and Sturgeon is still taking applications for house number two.

Meanwhile, Jenkins will get to live here for the next few months. But for Jenkins and her dog Maggie, right now this home in Colleyville is where the heart is.