Glen James, a homeless man living in Boston turned in more that $40,000 in traveler’s checks and cash to police.
Because of that, a fundraising campaign has been started in his honor.
According to police, on September 14, James found a black backpack that contained more than $40,000 in cash and traveler’s checks, along with a passport, while the South Bay Center in Dorchester. Once he notified authorities, officers took custody of the backpack and its contents. The owner of the bag was later located, and his property was returned. James was honored by police on Monday afternoon, and given a special citation by Police Commissioner Ed Davis. James received the citation for his “extraordinary show of character and honesty,” police said.
James’ story garnered national attention and as a result, Ethan Whittington is trying to raise $50,000 to donate to him. People can donate by going to a fundraising page, which has raised a more than $27,000 so far.
It’s stories like this that remind us that there are still good, honest people in the world.
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