Woman raises over $35K for homeless man who lent his last $20 when she ran out of gas

By Spectrum News Staff,
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 2:57 PM EST

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.

  • Homeless man lends New Jersey woman last $20
  • McClure and boyfriend raised over $35,000 to repay "Johnny"

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. McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, have since raised over $35,000 for the former ammunition technician.

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

"I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day," McClure wrote on a GoFundMe campaign page*. "He is such a great guy, and talking to him each time I see him makes me want to help him more and more."

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