PHILADELPHIA (AP/WHDH) — A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him.
Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of gas on Interstate 95. McClure pulled over and began to worry until a homeless man approached her.
The man, a Marine Corps veteran named Johnny, told her it wasn’t safe and told her 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 promised she would return to pay him, and would periodically return with gifts, including $20 for the gas, along with clothing and food.
McClure even said that she gave Johnny a box of cereal bars, and the first thing he asked was if she wanted one.
McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, have since created a GoFundMe page with he goal of getting Johnny an apartment and help with transportation.
The couple has since raised over $28,000.
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