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Honesty pays

October 10th 2013


A homeless man who handed in a bag he found containing $42,000 (£26,000) in cash and travellers cheques, could soon have enough cash to buy his own house thanks to a stranger inspired by his story.

Glen James, who has been homeless since 2005, found the bag in a Boston shopping mall last month and it was reunited with its owner after he reported the find at the police station.

Inspired by the publicity, Virginia resident Ethan Whittington felt compelled to organise a crowdsource reward for Mr James.

He upped his target to $250,000 after the goal of $50,000 was met and cheques continued to pour in.

Mr James was also presented with a Special Citation award by Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis at the Boston Police headquarters last month.


October 2013



Hospital aftercare boost

Homeless turned away

Model future

A community concern

Bin death study launched

Pub pledge

Big Issue in charity shops

Barcelona back streets

Honesty pays

Homeless ban in Hungary

Sanctions wreak havoc on homeless people’s lives

System “failing families”


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