Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Good Deed then a Flood

Glen James with Police Commissioner Edward F Davis 
 Mr. Glen James is going to go down in history as the kindness human on the planet and most thoughtful.  A homeless man that lives at the shelter in the Boston area found $2,400 in cash and nearly $39,500 in traveler's checks in front of the South Bay Mall in Dorchester in a backpack.  Flagged down a Boston police patrol car and turned in the bag which also contained a passport.  Police notified mall security and later Saturday night, police were contacted by an employee of Best Buy who said a customer lost his backpack. The passport matched the customer’s identity and his backpack was returned to him.

 “Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny of the money found,” he said Monday in a handwritten statement.  “God has always very well looked after me.”   “The shelter is the perfect living situation with someone who has Meniere’s disease,” he wrote.  “There are many people in the shelter to attend to me,” James said he has siblings and other relatives he could live with but does not want to burden them.

 He said he had not met the man whose bag he found, but said he was “very glad to make sure” it was returned to him safely.  James said he receives the “blessing” of food stamps and panhandles for money for laundry, transportation, and “odds and ends.”  Just having a little money, he said, can make all the difference. “It’s just nice to have some money in one’s pockets so that as a homeless man I don’t feel absolutely broke all the time.”

 Now this where it gets great, Ethan Whittington, a 27-year-old marketing firm employee from Virginia, said he set up the fund because he was inspired by James' action.  He also said that he had begun talking with James on Tuesday on how the donated money would be used.   "I just found James' story to be inspiring," he said. "We're so inundated with negative news all the time.  James gives hope to people and lets them know not all things in the world are bad."  People from around the world have even offered him a place to live, floodgates of kindness.  Just brings out the best in ya, Yea?

The goal is $250,000 last I checked 12:27 am CST Thursday was $91,466 our hero!
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. -Henry Ford

Boston Homeless Man Reward

 

Wow we could learn a lot from a homeless man, back to the news.

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