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Homeless man offers student help; Student raises $56000 for homeless man.

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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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In this week of sieges and terrorist hacks on major US companies, it's nice to see some more pleasant news.

www.theage.com.au...




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.


There's little I feel I can comment on other than it is good to see selflessness on the part of someone who has little to offer rewarded by somebody in more comfortable circumstances.




posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: cuckooold

thats a heart warming story.....thx for sharing



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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The selflessness of people who have nothing always amazes me. Thank you so much for this story. I hope the man can find a place to live out of the cold.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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The simple fact is that people who have nothing are willing to help others a whole lot more than people who do have something. Hopefully this changes the poor homeless persons situation in life. If only others of means were willing to help or sponsor a homeless person we could quite possibly end homelessness in the UK altogether.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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Meanwhile if your homeless in London you will be arrested!

Good on that lady


I wonder how long it will be before the taxman is nocking on the guys door?!!!



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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I love these kind of threads! They seem to rid me of the bad aftertaste of some of the more depressing threads I do indeed read but a breath of fresh air is always recommended before bed time and with that said.

Great Thread and I am off to bed:-)
S&F

Regards, Iwinder



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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It's called giving back. We all should give a little back. The sentiment is a most human one. Bravo.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 08:05 PM
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These people who act in reciprocating kindness are the ones who should be leaders of the world.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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What is so awesome is that this guy has been helping many others as well...


'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



Help Robbie, Preston's Homeless Hero | Facebook



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 08:48 PM
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I been going through a bout of homelessness myself. This story gives me hope. The world needs more caring people that need to understand being homeless does not mean you are a bum, addict, junkie, loser, street urchin, raga muffin, thief, pan handler, mooch, stemmer, con artist, scammer, Grifter, drifter, or hobo. In reality you could just be anyone who fell through the cracks and fell on hard times due to the economy and being a displaced worker or person.

These are desperate times, all around the world. All, everyone even you probably need a hand up and not a handout. This life is not about how much you accumulate and how fancy your home or car or clothes are. It's about helping your fellow man in times of need.

This holiday you will spend money on a corporate tradition on useless commercial driven hoopla crap while others just stand in line for a meal or place to rest their tired weary heads.

Lately there seems to be is a lot of hate directed at the homeless, please ask yourself why? Why would you hate people who are less off than you? Ever see a homeless person at a intersection with a sign for help? What do you do? Do you hate them and give them a hard time? Throw cans at them, spit on them? Just go on about your day being pissed cause you know, just know they are scammers?

Do you even understand how humiliating it is to stand out like that? How many words, bottles, thrash and spit gets thrown at you all cause you really need the cash?

What if you had nowhere to go? No relatives to stay with or even friends. What if you was dislocated cause you lost your country home, job or worse and had to go into the city for shelter? What if?

Would you be also so hard pressed to put up a cardboard sign just to get something to get you through to the next day? Would you? Or would you just keep going around judging these poor folks and keep harassing them? What would you do if the tables where actually turned?

All I want to say is you, me and them are real human beings just trying to get through this madhouse rat race like everyone else is.
Next time you see a homeless person please don't look at them in disgust and try to understand or find out why they are in this position in their lives and why?


Thank You!
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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 09:07 PM
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Tax is a voluntary contribution to the government you do not have to pay it if you do not want to.

If you write a letter to your government outlining why you don't want to pay them lets say the money spent on pharmaceutical drugs to pay for cancer medication when one of the cures B15/DCA/Pangemic acid is being ignored or if you are in America you can object to the IRS paying 10% of all tax money collected going to the catholic church would be very valid reasons.

Most people have been completely brainwashed and have no idea how this world really runs and would rather shout or flame the person that is trying to help them they also do no research into what is told them by truth seekers.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 09:10 PM
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"I been going through a bout of homelessness myself. This story gives me hope. The world needs more caring people that need to understand being homeless does not mean you are a bum, addict, junkie, loser, street urchin, raga muffin, thief, pan handler, mooch, stemmer, con artist, scammer, Grifter, drifter, or hobo. In reality you could just be anyone who fell through the cracks and fell on hard times due to the economy and being a displaced worker or person."

There are people out there who care, as you must surely know. Know this, and don't lose faith in the rest of us, we will at some time or another understand. Life gives lessons. The very best of luck.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: proob4

Try to keep your chin up.

I too have nearly fallen through the cracks, and consider myself so lucky to have a family that have been there for me. I'm employed in a good job, and I pay a fair amount of tax on my income, but I have no issues with this knowing that some of these taxes go into the welfare system. I have needed to be a beneficiary of welfare in the past, and am more than happy to have some of my taxes directed towards those who may require assistance.

I hope your circumstances improve.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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Solid Proof....

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...
edit on 18-12-2014 by Komodo because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 09:32 PM
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Charlie see's it. Charlie knows the score.
Merry Christmas, just watch this treat!

Primus & The Chocolate Factory (Mash-up - Edited into the original film)



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 09:55 PM
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originally posted by: Komodo
Solid Proof....

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...
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.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 09:58 PM
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If only more people were like her in this world. Thanks for the post OP. S + F



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 05:30 AM
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a reply to: VoidHawk

Stuff being homeless anywhere at this time of year. Police do the same to the homeless people here in Glasgow, at least it gets them a bed for the night as some of the poor souls will testify, mostly through they just move them on with total disregard for there situation. Personally i feel we should address the immigration problem we face by closing our borders to any more refugees, sort out our own homeless and other socio economic problems before we attempt to accommodate others. Stands to reason after all charity begins at home.
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posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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Is $3 really enough for a taxi in Australia? Here in the US $3 isn't even enough to get in to say nothing of the per mile rate.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 04:36 PM
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Got to love how good Karma works!



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