Homeless Man to Get Over $100K for Turning in ‘$42K Backpack’

Marketing accounts manager set up website that accepts donations for homeless man

   

The homeless man from Boston who returned a backpack full of money is being rewarded for his honesty with over $100,000 in donations.

Boston.com reports that Ethan Wittington — a marketing accounts manager — set up an account where people can donate money to Glen James, the homeless man who returned a backpack with over $40,000 in cash and traveler’s checks. The account is on gofundme.org and people have already donated $109,023 as of 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The website deducts a fee of 7.9% plus 30 cents from each donation, but the rest of the money will go directly to James. Whittington said that he made the account because he felt that the James deserved to be rewarded for his good deed and he guarantees that the money will go to the homeless man.

James found the backpack at the South Bay Mall in Boston last Saturday and proceeded to hand it in to the authorities.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/09/homeless-man-to-get-over-100k-for-turning-in-42k-backpack/.

©2014 InvestorPlace Media, LLC

Comments are currently unavailable. Please check back soon.