A writer in Utah sent out a tweet right before Thanksgiving that has changed the lives of more than 100 strangers.Andy Larsen, a columnist for the “Salt Lake Tribune” tweeted that he’d cashed in a jar of coins and had close to $200 that he wanted to use to give to people who may need help with Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas gifts.
While some responded with suggestions of charities or people in need, some people wanted to get in on the giving as well. Soon Larsen’s $164.84 turned into nearly $55-thousand! The money was donated by people on social media and he found 160 strangers to gift between $100 and $15-hundred to, based on their needs and he personally vetted each one.
“I wanted to find a way to distribute the money that made it, that kind of met the original goal of why people sent the money in the first place, which was to help Utahns who needed help for whatever reason,” he explains. “We did save people from eviction. We gave people the ability to have hot showers again.” And hedocumentedwhere every penny went so everyone could know what an impact their act of kindness had.
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Source:Fox 13 Now