Skip to comments.Fund raises $91G for homeless man who returned lost money
Posted on 09/19/2013 5:59:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
Boston- The overwhelming response to a fund set up for a Boston homeless man who turned in a backpack he found filled with more than $40,000 in cash and traveler's checks is a "statement to everyone in America," says the Virginia man who started the drive. In just over two days, more than $91,000 has been donated to the fund for Glen James.
James flagged down a police officer Saturday after he found the backpack containing $2,400 in cash and almost $40,000 in traveler's checks at the South Bay Mall In Boston. The man who lost it told workers at a nearby mall store and they called police, who later returned the backpack to him.
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Some times, I see a ray of hope for this once proud country. This is one of those times.
I remember, so long ago, when I’d see a story like this and go, wow, that’s great!
Now I wonder how much of the funds raised will have to go to the fundraiser’s income tax bill. How much of the funds will be seized by state health care authorities to repay some of the medical care bills racked up over the years.
I miss the days when I wasn’t a cynic. Gee, thanks Mr. Obama, for bringing Change.
$91K should keep him in the drink/drug of his choice for awhile, OR give him a start in cleaning up his life. Prayers for the latter.
who buys traveler’s checks anymore?
someone who doesn’t like credit cards?
It is indeed
who carries around a back pack with that kind of cash? this was either a terrorist or a drug dealer and his backpack got returned.................something is very wrong here
You can buy alot of booze for $91,000. Hope he uses the money to turn his life around but I doubt it.
Shame on you
Post #10 goes also for you, nooby
I notice that the fund to reward the homeless man was NOT initiated by government.
WHAT A CONCEPT!!!
American PEOPLE get the right things done, NOT government.
Lesson to be learned by this.
Love the basic decency of most Americans!
I hope a really good, HONEST financial advisor will donate his or her time pro bono to help him manage that and get him to a safer location so he doesn’t get robbed blind or swindled.
I’ve read elsewhere that the backpack contained cash, travellers checks, and a Chinese passport. As I understand it, many Chinese people are extremely distrustful of banks (makes sense coming from a Communist country where money deposited in a bank is always at risk of seizure), and so will often keep almost all of their life savings with them at all times.
k = 1,000
M = 1,000,000
G = 1,000,000,000
Wow, doing the right thing really paid off for him.
well, a Chinese spy then, maybe it’s on the up and up, maybe not, I appreciate the info though
I agree completely as he sure deserves it
You said it
you are not alone