Woman Raise Over $35K For Homeless Man Who Lent His Last $20 When She Ran Out Of Gas

By Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press  |

In this Nov. 17, 2017 photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure’s boyfriend Mark D’Amico pose at a CITGO station in Philadelphia. When McClure ran out of gas, Bobbitt, who is homeless, gave his last $20 to buy gas for her. (Elizabeth Robertson, AP)

PHILADELPHIA — 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. 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.”

Source: NY1.com/AP|

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