Woman raises money for homeless man who gave her his last $20

Kate McClure, left, and Johnny (GoFundMe Page Photo)
Kate McClure, left, and Johnny (GoFundMe Page Photo)

PHILADELPHIA (WCMH/AP) — A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him.

Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of gas on Interstate 95. The Florence Township woman pulled over and began to worry until a homeless man approached her.

The man, whose name was Johnny, told her it wasn’t safe and he bought McClure gas with his last $20.

McClure promised she would return to pay him. “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.

McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, have since raised close to $100,000 in a GoFundMe account for the former ammunition technician.

The pair hope to get Johnny an apartment and help with transportation.

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