Report: Couple gets 45 hotel rooms for homeless in the snow

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An Oregon couple is being praised by their community after they paid for 45 rooms at Americas Best Value Inn this week in order to get homeless people off the snowy roads. 

KOBI reports Amberly and Ryan Batten felt they had to do something after seeing posts online about some people who were homeless contemplating suicide because they were so cold and didn't have anywhere else to go. 

Melissa Mayne, the founder of Compassion Highway Project, told KOBI that she was very thankful for the donation, saying she was afraid to lose them all due to the extremely cold temperatures. 

Others in the community joined the Battens and sponsored rooms at the Inn for the homeless. Americas Best Value Inn also reportedly lowered room rates to $45 to make it easier for people to get a room. 

Fifty-two pizzas were also donated by the Joy Riders Club for those at the Inn, KOBI reports

This story was reported from Charlotte, North Carolina.