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Va. Man Who Set Up Fund Meets Boston Homeless Man

By: AP
By: AP
(AP Photo / Steven Senne)

(AP Photo / Steven Senne)

Oct. 4, 2013

BOSTON (AP) - A Virginia man who was touched by the story of an honest homeless man in Boston met his hero this week.

Ethan Whittington came to Boston carrying good news: a fund he set up for Glen James has raised almost $150,000.

James was hailed as a hero last month after he turned in a backpack he found at a mall. It contained more than $2,000 in cash and $40,000 in traveler's checks.

When Whittington read about James' honesty, he started a fund on the crowd-funding website gofundme.com. Donations came in from people around the world.

Whittington said James' sister has found a lawyer who is setting up a trust fund for him. He said James has found an apartment and is looking into job training programs.


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