PHILADELPHIA — A homeless man who helped a stranded motorist in Philadelphia stated he’s panhandling as soon as once more and utilizing medicine, and he has no entry to the cash raised on his behalf.
Johnny Bobbitt gained worldwide consideration when he used his final $20 to replenish the gasoline tank of stranded motorist Kate McClure in November 2017.
McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico began a GoFundMe marketing campaign in return, promising that Bobbitt would have a house.
Bobbitt instructed the Philadelphia Inquirer that he cannot use the $200,000 omitted of the $400,000 that donors raised on GoFundMe, and he not has a camper or a automobile.
McClure stated the couple did all they might to assist Bobbitt.
In an interview with the Inquirer final week, D’Amico stated he controls the cash and can begin allotting it when Bobbitt will get a job and stops utilizing medicine.
“Giving him all that cash, it is by no means going to occur. I will burn it in entrance of him,” he stated, including that giving an “addict” the cash can be like “giving him a loaded gun.”
Bobbitt questions the couple’s motives and fears they might have squandered the cash.
“I feel it may need been good intentions at first, however with that sum of money, I feel it grew to become greed.” Bobbitt stated.
GoFundMe is investigating whether or not the cash was mismanaged, and stated it can work to make sure Bobbitt “receives the assistance he deserves and that the donors’ intentions are honored.”
Data from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com