EXCELLENT: Donations Pour in For NJ Homeless Man Who Alerted Authorities to Explosives


A fact that’s frequently overlooked by progressive critics of America is that we’re the most charitable nation in the world. Americans love to give, especially to people who deserve it and this guy deserves these rewards.

The Christian Science Monitor reported:

Donations pour in for homeless man who alerted police to N.J. explosives

Lee Parker thought he had hit the jackpot when he found a nice backpack abandoned on top of a trashcan in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Sunday. But as soon as he opened it, he says, he could tell something wasn’t right.

At first, Mr. Parker believed that the item he pulled out of the backpack was a decorative candle, but he knew something was wrong when he spotted the wires. He and his friend Ivan White reported the bomb to police, after realizing it was likely connected to previous explosions Saturday night in New York City.

“These men were first identified as homeless, but they shouldn’t be anonymous,” Linda Flores-Tober, the executive director of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, told the Associated Press. “They did the right thing and deserve all of the attention for what they are – heroes. They deserve to be known.”

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Since this weekend, donations have been rolling in to support the two men, who normally live a hardscrabble life in Elizabeth, with Mr. White living on fixed income and Parker never knowing where he’ll lay his head each night. As of Thursday morning, a GoFundMe page set up to benefit Parker, White, and the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless Parker has received more than $20,000.

It’s great to see someone get such support for doing the right thing.

We need more of this in the world today.

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