In recent years, GoFundMe campaigns have started to spring up everywhere on social media. The funding platform allows for crowdsourcing and donations when people need financial help during various situations.
Recently, a couple from New Jersey decided they would start a campaign to help out Johnny Bobbitt, a homeless veteran in their community. The campaign quickly went viral and was a smashing success at raising money for Bobbitt after his selfless act of kindness.
"The couple wanted to help Bobbitt after he spent his last $20 to put gas in McClure’s car after she found herself stranded on the side of the road in a Philadelphia neighborhood on Thanksgiving," reported The Blaze.
"Kate McClure, 28, and Mark D’Amico, 39, created the GoFundMe to help Bobbitt get off the streets and get his life together. The campaign quickly went viral and drew $402,706 from more than 14,000 donors," The Blaze went on to say.
However, the fairy tale soon took a tragic turn. It was later revealed that the couple used the donations for themselves after Bobbitt had reportedly returned back to using drugs. It was reported that they purchased a small trailer for Bobbitt and used the rest of the money on vacations and for shopping.
When news broke of the story, many people were extremely angry at the couple for taking advantage fo the homeless veteran. Now, it appears that GoFundMe has announced they will be paying the rest of the money to Bobbitt! The couple is set to be awaiting a court appearance for mismanaging the money.
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