‘Homeless’ Des Moines man rewards people’s aid

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines businessman gave away nearly $1,000 while posing as a homeless man, rewarding people who paused to help him.

Des Moines television station KCCI says (http://bit.ly/1eo2U7l ) Jonnie Wright stood in the frigid weather on Christmas Eve at a busy intersection in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston. People who rolled down their vehicle windows to help him got a sealed envelope in return.

Inside the envelope were a $10 or $100 bill and a letter from the man, Jonnie Wright. It explained that he wasn’t homeless. It said he just wanted to pay back people who helped others. He encouraged the people to use the money as they wished or to pay it forward.

Wright doubled the money he was given and gave it to a homeless shelter.


Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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