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Homeless Man Finds and Turns in Over $40k, Crowd-Funding Raises $70k for Him (and rising)

Rodrigo Mejia

When a Boston homeless man, Glen James, happened to find a backpack stuffed with over $42,000 in cash and travelers checks, he did something improbable: he handed it over to police. "Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny," he said. Homeless since 2005, James' selfless act inspired Alabama native Ethan Whittington to start a crowd-funding campaign for James. Thinking he'd raise a few hundred dollars for the man, over 2,800 people have donated $70,000 in just a day.

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