Woman raises over $320K for homeless veteran who helped her
PHILADELPHIA - A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia has raised nearly $326,110 to help him.
Kate McClure started the Gofundme.com campaign earlier this month after she said she ran out of gas on Interstate 95.
According to NBC2, Johnny Bobbitt, a Marine Corps veteran, told her it wasn’t safe and to get back into her car and lock the doors. A few minutes later, McClure said Johnny returned with a red gas can, having used his last $20 to buy fuel for her car.
McClure says she didn't have any money to repay him at the time but she's returned to the roadway several times to give him cash, clothes and food.
After a few visits, she started the fundraiser with the hopes of using the money toward housing and other expenses for the 34-year-old Bobbitt.
More than 8,000 people had donated to the campaign as of Wednesday afternoon.
Click HERE if you wish to contribute to the fundraiser.
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