I’ll be the first to admit that I hate crowdfunding campaigns. It amazes me what some people can raise. I remember the dude who raised like $50K just to make a potato salad. POTATO SALAD! Insane. However, when I came across this GoFundMe post (while ironically creating a joke campaign to use in an upcoming column), I melted in his hands like putty. The guy was just so damn nice, I couldn’t help but toss him some cash.
Read his description from GoFundMe:
I’ve been down on my luck as of late. The income stream has come to a screeching halt in the past week and I’m being crushed by student loan debt, paying off my beat up used car, care credit, and the being able to put a roof over my head and whatever food I can on my table. I’m not asking for much, being that I’m over $50K in debt to the government, care credit, and the auto-loan.
I only am hoping by God’s good graces that people will have the heart to get me enough to keep a roof over my head for the next month, which is why my goal is only $500. If you kind people push me over my goal, I will donate a portion of the proceeds to a local charity.
Thank you and God bless.
Is this the nicest GoFundMe post? First off, it’s a heartbreaking story. Sounds like this guy just got laid off and really just needs whatever he can to get by. I know the feeling of being burdened by student loan debt. Not to the extent that this man has, but to an extent nonetheless.
He’s not your typical GoFundMe pity party poster like every other one who asks for pretty much a million dollars, either. He only wants a tiny bit, which amounts to a scratch on his debt surface. He even goes as far as saying that he will donate a portion of any excess to charity.
Normally, I brush these things aside, but I can’t not donate to this guy. I’ll throw in a few bucks. Dude is possibly paying it forward anyway. If you’re trying to help this poor soul, click here..
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