Woman raises over $128000 for homeless veteran who helped her


A woman who was helped by a homeless man after she had run out of gas has raised over $100,000 for him by creating a GoFundMe page on his behalf.

On a fundraising page she has since set up for the man, Kate McClure, 27, wrote that she pulled off an exit ramp on I-95 near Philadelphia late one night when she realized her auto was running out of gas.

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

In this November 17, 2017 photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a CITGO station in Philadelphia. "A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can (and) his last 20 dollars to make sure I could get home safe".

According to a story originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, McClure said that she did not know what to do in that situation.

"He told me to get back in the vehicle and lock the doors". He was an ammunition technician in the Marines. Unfortunately, Bobbitt fell on hard times due to drug and money problems.

In addition to bringing him essentials to stay warm and repaying him for the gas, McClure's page has raised more than $160,000 in donations, far more than her $10,000 goal. "Johnny did not ask me for a dollar, and I couldn't repay him at that moment because I didn't have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks", McClure writes in a GoFundMe post.

Then McClure chose to go a step further to help Bobbitt.

After a few visits, she started the fundraiser with the hopes of using the money toward housing and other expenses for the 34-year-old Bobbitt. She said he is very interested in finding a job.