GoFundMe for homeless veteran who helped woman brings in $320000

Ruben Ruiz
November 25, 2017

McClure chose to give back, so she started a GoFundMe campaign about two weeks ago to raise money to help Bobbitt get back on his feet.

She explained: "He saw me pull over and knew something was wrong".

It was then that she took to the internet for help, setting up a GoFundMe page called "Paying It Forward".

McClure, 27, and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico, 38, started a GoFundMe campaign for Bobbit with the goal of raising $10,000 - a target they quickly surpassed when their fundraiser went viral.

"He plans on donating a large portion to causes that are close to his heart", D'Amico said, indicating that those causes include programs for "homeless vets and a few organizations that helped him the a year ago or two". I repaid him for the gas, gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat, and warm socks, and I give him a few dollars every time I see him.

"She just seemed like she needed help", Bobbitt said. "He was very appreciative as usual and the first thing he said was, "Do you want one?' Another time I dropped off (two) Wawa gift cards and a case of water".

In a video McClure posted to YouTube on 16 November, Bobbitt appeared astonished by donations that had then reached $769.

GoFundMe for homeless veteran who helped woman brings in $320000

Bobbitt, who's from North Carolina, became homeless because of problems with drugs and money, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Kate later discovered that Johnny is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, as well as a former firefighter and paramedic. One picture from June 2014 shows a clean-shaven Bobbitt smiling next to a woman wearing a pink and white long-sleeve blouse and a dog.

On Nov. 10, she and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, began a GoFundMe campaign, with a funding goal of $10 thousand, to help her rescuer find an apartment, a vehicle and four to six months of expenses. "His expectations changed, and what he wanted to do changed", D'Amico said on CNN.

'That's when I met Johnny.

'Needless to say, I was wrong. I'm here because of my own decisions.

McClure wrote on the GoFundMe page that she believes Bobbitt is driven to find a job. Kate gave the campaign an original target of $10,000 (£7,500), saying that all Johnny needs is "one little break".

Just before Thanksgiving, McClure shared an update on Bobbitt.

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