Homeless Man Was Offered a Reward for Returning Lost Cash. What He Did with That Reward is Truly Stunning.
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What would you do if you found more than $2,000 in cash on the street?
One homeless man in Canada put the true definition of integrity on display when he walked into a police station to return the money.
When the community heard what he had done, they rallied together to raise money for the man — who did not want to be identified. In all, the GoFundMe account set up for the Good Samaritan raised more than twice the original amount he found and returned.
But in a move that is even more stunning, rather than collecting the money raised to help him, he decided to pay it forward and asked that it be donated to Our Place Society, a nearby homeless shelter, is request detailed in the image above. Our Place Society is “an inner-city community center serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. Our Place serves more than 1,200 meals per day and provides hot showers, free clothing, counseling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units.”
More than the money, what this man has asked for is a job. An effort to find him employment is being spearheaded by Mike Kelly, founder and social media director of Victoria Buzz, a news site. Leads can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Here is a man who is facing many challenges, yet despite that, he chose to do the right thing and see that another person wasn’t left short thousands of dollars and facing the challenges that would bring them,” said Kelly in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police press release. “Now I’m going to do everything I can to help find him a job that fits his personal situation, and will hopefully move him closer to overcoming his current challenges.”