I heard about this event in Los Angeles from my daughter-in-law who volunteered. I wanted to help in some way this year. One of my resolutions for 2018 was to work more actively in helping those in need.
LA has suffered so much in the past weeks as a result of fires and mudslides, participating in a small way for this worthy cause was something I could do to help.
Listening to the news this morning, I heard a wonderful story about a homeless vet outside of Philadelphia who had assisted a young woman stranded after running out of gas.
Johnny Bobbitt, Jr. is a homeless vet who saw Katie McClure pull her car over to the side of the road. He advised McClure to get back into her car and lock the doors. He took the last twenty dollars he had and bought gasoline for the young woman.
Bobbitt was a flight medic in the military and wanted to go to college to be a medevac flight nurse after he left the service, but issues with substance abuse and money problems kept him from his goals.
His selfless deed touched McClure and her boyfriend. They have kept in touch with Bobbitt and recently set up a GoFundMe page for him. As of today, it has raised over 306,000 dollars in response to Bobbitt’s good Samaritan act.
Each of us has the ability to change another person’s life. Johnny Bobbitt, Jr. helped countless of wounded service members when in his military role overseas. He helped a young woman in her moment of need so she could get home safely. Katie McClure and numerous donors are hoping to help change Bobbitt’s life.
Make today amazing by helping someone else in need.
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