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Detroiter's daily 21-mile trek inspires donations

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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 11:22 PM
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DETROIT — A story about a Detroit man who commutes about 21 miles a day on foot to and from work has spurred reaction from across the nation, including social media fundraisers that have netted more than $35,000.

Because buses don't cover the full distance between James Robertson's home in Detroit and his job in Rochester Hills, he walks a little more than seven miles headed to work and about 13 miles home, five days a week. His story — told by Bill Laitner in Sunday's Detroit Free Press — has inspired hundreds to offer money to buy him a car, pay his insurance and professional help in managing the donations.

Robertson said Sunday he was flattered by the attention he'd gotten for his arduous commutes after the Free Press published a front-page story about him — and amazed that complete strangers would respond so generously, some by offering to buy him a new car and others offering to give him one

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For those who think the working poor are lazy and deserved to be ignored.. think again, there was another story perhaps posted here on ATS about a woman who died working multiple jobs.
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But thanks to the kindness of strangers at least this man maybe able to commute much easier.




posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 12:05 AM
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