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After Raising Almost $400k, Here’s What “Good Samaritan” Just Did With The Money

I’m sure that by now we all know the story of Kate McClure from New Jersey. she ran out of gas on an I-95 exit ramp late one night, then a stranger helped her.

Bobbitt, a homeless veteran used his last $20 to buy her gas. Soon after Kate started a GoFundMe campaign for the goosd samaritan that ended up raising nearly $400,000 in just a few days.

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. posted on his fund page that he just bought a new house with some of the funds. He is also donating some of his money to an elementary school student who will be helping another homeless veteran.

Here’s the full update post via the GoFundMe page.

“Now lets get down to some business. We’ve received a lot of comments and questions about what johnnys plans are for this money and how it will be used. Hopefully this will answer them while keeping his privacy and the privacy of the people he is helping also. The first thing on the list is a NEW Home which Johnny will own!! He will never have to worry about a roof over his head again!”

“Second will be the dream truck he’s always wanted… a 1999 ford ranger (yes I’m serious). There will also be 2 trusts set up in his name, one essentially giving him the ability to collect a small “salary” each year and another retirement trust which will be wisely invested by a financial planner which he will have access to in a time frame he feels comfortable with so when the time comes he can live his retirement dream of owning a piece of land and a cabin in the country. A bank account will be set up for him with funds for every day needs that will get him through until he finds a job. And lastly, he will be donating to a few organizations and people who over the last couple of years have helped him get through this rough patch in his life.”

“This is a well thought out plan that Johnny his lawyer and financial advisor came up with in order to give Johnny the means to acclimate back into a “normal” life and also to protect him and ensure he has a bright future. I hope this will answer all the questions we have been getting about his plans. Once again, we couldn’t thank all of you enough for the kindness you have shown. Mark and I are beyond humbled and grateful that you took our little project and turned it into a world wide cause that thousands of people supported.”

“The next update you receive will be from Johnny himself. He finally got his new computer and he is dying to thank all you personally!! You guys are amazing, keep checking in with us from time to time.”

Matt

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