Cleveland (CBS Cleveland) — One Ohio woman credits Occupy Cleveland with helping to save her home.
Beth Sommerer thought she and her children would be put on the street because of an upcoming foreclosure. However,when she went to court Monday, she was given an additional 30 days. Sommerer said it was all due to the support of Occupy Cleveland.
“The Occupy movement is mostly about the little people. I live on Main Street and they helped me out,” Sommerer told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Initially, Sommerer used Twitter to contact Occupy Cleveland. On Sunday, the group set up five tents in her backyard. They also reached out to Sommerer’s neighbors to introduce themselves and to get their support.
The Occupy Cleveland movement swore to stay with Sommerer and act on her family’s behalf if the sheriff’s office served them an eviction.
“Occupations stand for communities and this is something communities can do to support their neighbors,” Occupy Cleveland spokesperson Erin McCardle told CBS Cleveland.
McCardle also said that people should not “be afraid of the banks, they should afraid of us.”
Occupy Cleveland is still camping in Sommerer’s backyard. They plan to leave Tuesday morning.