Woman Saved by Homeless Veteran Helps Raise More Than $38K for Him

Woman Saved by Homeless Veteran Helps Raise More Than $38K for Him

A woman is raising money for a homeless man who spent his last $20 to help her when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia.

Kate McClure, 27, started a crowd funding account 12 days ago after she had run into trouble on Insterstate 95 and was rescued by Johnny Bobbitt Jr, who helped her with his last twenty dollars.

"He told me to get back in the auto and lock the doors".

But then McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, made a decision to create a GoFundMe page in hopes of getting Johnny a place to live and a means of transportation so he could get back on his feet.

"I never ran out of gas before, and my heart was beating out of my chest", Ms McClure wrote.

"I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the auto to head to the nearest gas station".

Minutes later, the man returned with a gas can.


Bobbitt, who McClure said she later learned is a Marine Corps veteran and a former firefighter, had used his last $20 to buy her gas.

The donation money is now well over $100,000 and the woman says she'll use it to help him get an apartment, a reliable vehicle and 4 to 6 months worth of expenses. Wanting to repay him for his kindness, McClure started a GoFundMe page to share the story and raise funds for Bobbitt.

She wrote on the GoFuneMe page: "I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the auto to head to the nearest gas station".

"Truly believe that all Johnny needs is one little break".

Donations have poured in, and the fundraiser has shattered its goal of raising $10,000 for Mr Bobbitt. "He is such a great guy, and talking to him each time I see him makes me want to help him more and more".

Almost 1,400 people have donated to the campaign so far.

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