By Austin York


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COLLEYVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – The North Texas millionaire who offered two luxury mansions worth $3.5 million and a car to families whose homes were destroyed when tornadoes ripped through town the day after Christmas – has chosen the first family to live on one.

Ron Sturgeon, 61, is giving a single mother of a quadriplegic daughter and her service dog a place to stay. And by “place” we mean a luxury mansion.

One North Texas millionaire is opening up this home to families who lost everything in the 2015 tornado outbreak.(credit: 1707cheeksparger.com)

One North Texas millionaire is opening up this home to families who lost everything in the 2015 tornado outbreak.(credit: 1707cheeksparger.com)

Sturgeon’s offices were over-run with stories of families affected by the Rowlett and Garland tornadoes after he posted his offer on Facebook last week.

Jennifer Knittle, who works for Sturgeon said they had to find a way to narrow the field of possible candidates.

“We started doing background checks on the victims and checking their credit score. So he wants someone with a credit score of 700 or higher,” she said.

Knittle said the single mom’s tragic story pulled at their heart strings.

“Their house that they were leasing was destroyed by the tornado. So they are going to move in, and stay for the three months.”

All of the family’s possessions are gone, according to Knittle, and their home was destroyed.

“They’ve obviously been through a lot in their life already. The only thing they salvaged was possibly their entertainment center.”

The family will move in on Friday. The search for three other families continues.

Click back to CBSDFW.COM or listen to NewsRadio 1080 KRLD for updates about the additional families who will benefit from Sturgeon’s generosity.

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