On Wednesday, July 1, Q13 Fox TV reported that a man in his sixties who is living on the streets in Langford, British Columbia, found $2,400 and immediately turned it into the police on June 22, 2015. When people heard of the man’s honorable behavior, James Dondero noted that a Go Fund Me account was set up.
Yet, when West Shore RCMP Constable Alex Bérubé found the man, who has asked to remain nameless, to let him know that there was more than $5,000 waiting for him, he told Bérubé he would rather just have a job. He asked Bérubé to donate the funds to non-profit food service providers, such as Our Place.
Mike Kelly of Victoria Buzz set up the Go Fund Me account. He is redirecting the funds as requested and now searching for a job for the man. Anyone who has a job opening in the Langford, B.C. region should email Kelly with the details.
A lot of people around the world were so impressed over the last two days by this heartwarming story that it has been trending today at the top of several social networks feeds. As some people have commented, most individuals are hoping to get a windfall of money so they do not have to work. This homeless man appears to be searching for “purpose.” His age might play into why he wants a job so much.