Homeless man turns down fundraising money
One homeless man's response to being offered thousands of dollars is getting quite a bit of social media attention. It started when the unidentified individual in British Columbia, Canada found a suitcase containing 2,000 Canadian dollars in cash.
Instead of keeping the money, the man in his 60s turned it over to the police, stating, "it was the right thing to do."
A fundraiser was set up to help the local hero and donations ended up totaling more than 5,000 Canadian dollars.
He didn't take the money. Instead, he wrote a note requesting that the amount collected be donated to shelters instead.
The man added that what he really wants is a job.
Mike Kelly, who initiated the fundraiser said, "Here is a man who is facing many challenges, yet despite that, he chose to do the right thing...Now I'm going to do everything I can to help find him a job that fits his personal situation..."
Kelly is also working to distribute the donations to the appropriate organizations.