Motivational speaker swoops in to help 85-year-old Burlingame woman facing eviction

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins will help pay the rent for an 85-year-old woman recently evicted from her Burlingame home, her lawyer told the Daily Journal Friday.

The Daily Journal – Georgia Rothrock was supposed to leave her home on California Drive April 17 after she and 97-year-old roommate Marie Hatch were served with a notice to vacate by landlord David Kantz back in February.

Hatch filed an elder abuse claim against Kantz but then died March 3.

Rothrock did not know where she would end up until Robbins made the offer, attorney Paula Canny said.

She will be moving to a Belmont complex for seniors perhaps as soon as next week and Robbins has agreed to supplement her rent, Canny said.

It was Kantz’s attorney, Michael Liberty, who brought Robbins into the picture, Canny said.

Robbins has dug into his own pocket a couple of times this year to help others who are struggling, including earlier this week when he donated $24,000 to a 100-year-old Riverside County woman who was evicted from her home two weeks ago. In February, Robbins reportedly donated $25,000 with a promise of another $25,000 to save a Tenderloin soup kitchen run by nuns from closure in San Francisco.

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