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Preston, England: A homeless man who offered a woman his last pennies to get home when she lost her purse is "overwhelmed" after she raised more than £29,000 ($56,000) to help him.
Dominique Harrison-Bentzen, 22, slept rough on the streets to raise money for homeless man Robbie after he offered to give her his last £3 for a taxi home after she lost her bank card in Preston, Lancashire in England's north-west. Her act of kindness has received support from people across the world after she put a post on Facebook and Twitter asking people to help raise money to give him a home.
The student has raised more than £29,000 for him after she slept rough on the streets of Preston, a city north of Manchester, on Tuesday night.
A friend of Robbie's said he was "overwhelmed" at the amount of money that has been raised.
'He insisted I took it to pay for a taxi to make sure I got home safe.'
'I ended up posting a status on Facebook to try and find him the next day and it turns out I'm not the only person he has helped.'
Identified only as 'Robbie' the man appears to have come to the aid of many in Preston city centre, returning wallets to pedestrians and offering his scarf to keep people warm.
The student decided to spend a night sleeping rough on the streets to raise money to help Robbie get back on his feet.
Ms Harrison-Bentzen said: 'He has been homeless for seven months through no fault of his own and he can't get work due to having no address.
'It took me four nights of driving round Preston to find him and I was beginning to lose hope that I would see him again, to thank him personally for his kindness. Luckily I had my mum and her car to help me.'
Preston woman spends 24 hours living rough to raise money for homeless man
Through the years there has been many models to eradicate homelessness. Crowd funding works. I have a go fund me page to relocate and it's gaining traction. One day I know I will be liberated from this location of poverty.
originally posted by: Komodo
Homelessness CAN be eradicated if society truly loves it's own ...IF...IF everyone in each city was able to give just 100$ ..just ONCE...what would be the outcome of Homelessness...
lets do the math...
100 x (say a small metro city of 100,000 citizens)=$10,000,000 USD
That is the power of Crowd Funding, WE can shape our own futures...