Homeless Man Turns in $2,000 He Found, Then Donates Reward Cash

Homeless Man Turns in $2,000 He Found, Then Donates Reward Cash

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Homeless man donates money-Royal Canadian Mounted Police

A man living on the streets came across thousands of dollars twice in the past month and has given it all away.

A few weeks ago, the man, who has asked not to be identified, found a suitcase with $2,000 cash inside on a street in British Columbia, Canada. Instead of keeping it, the homeless man, who is in his 60’s, turned the money over to police.

As news spread of his honest gesture, donations flooded into a fundraising site to help him—$5,000 to date, including $255 from a kids’ lemonade stand.

But then came the challenge of locating the man.boy designs clothes for homeless-cropped-Elliott Family FB

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“After hearing this story and seeing how this case touched so many people, I took a personal interest in finding this man, looking for him everywhere while on and off shift,” Constable Alex Bérubé of the West Shore Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. “It’s not easy tracking down a person of no fixed address and no phone, but I kept trying because I needed to tell him about how the community had rallied together to help him.”

After hours of searching, Bérubé finally found him and told him about the money raised – but instead of accepting it, the man insisted the donations go to a local homeless shelter, Our Place.

He did have one request. He needed help in finding a job. The same blog who raised the reward money has vowed to aid in the request.

The man says he wants to shows his gratitude for the community’s support by paying it forward.

(WATCH video below from CTV) – Photo: Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Story tip from Judy Ritchie

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