Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Over $71K raised in one day to buy house for Boston homeless man who returned $42K

Madison Ruppert
Activist Post

Glen James
(image: screenshot from Boston Globe video)

Glen James probably did not expect to get anything in return for turning in a backpack with over $42,000 in it. But now some $71,647 has been raised in just over 24 hours to buy the homeless Boston man a house.

While some municipalities have punished people for helping the homeless – or in some cases threatened to – and destroyed donations to homeless shelters, it seems that in this case it is actually working out for James.

The original goal for the GoFundMe campaign was just $50,000, a goal which was shattered in less than 24 hours. The goal has now been extended to $250,000.

It seems that thousands have been encouraged and inspired by James’ honesty and integrity.

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