The desire of one of Robert Fox, a homeless man in Washington, for this Christmas was to get $ 27, just 24 euros, for travel from their city to Fredericksburg, in the State of Virginia, where he lives, a daughter, and to spend the holidays with her. The Washington Post echoed the last day 23 of the request of the man, 70, who lives since a year ago in the streets of the capital of the united STATES. Since the Post published its story, dozens of people have been interested by Fox and have been offered to remedy the small amount that is demanded: the price of a bus route that only takes an hour of route.
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Fox placed his daughter in the outskirts of the town of Virginia. He had spent the 531 dollars (476 euros), which is received as a subsidy every month. I had a mobile, but without credit. They spent 62 cents left in the pocket in a cigarette.
According to the account of another person without home, Patrick Hill, which refers to the newspaper, at least 20 people have been appearing in the park on the square Franklin, in the heart of Washington, to find the man of $ 27. The same fellow-sufferer provided to help you. "He didn't ask for anything more, nor to drink, nor to smoke," notes Hill. "He was sincere and honest in what they asked for". But the good samaritans didn't found it there and ended up giving money and gift checks to other homeless gathered in the square, a common place of refuge. The city is home to about 6,500 of the 567.000 people, it is estimated, do not have a home in EE. UU., according to the latest calculation by the Department of Housing.
His only plan was to go on christmas Eve to the bus station in Union Station, to sell something or to beg for the ticket. In the end, he spent the day of Christmas in Washington, though under roof and with another son, born of a relationship with another woman other than the mother of the daughter I was looking for.
Several readers have been addressed to the daily to show their discontent because the reporter do not pay directly the $ 27 with the homeless, something that is forbidden by the code of ethics of the newspaper that prevents their journalists to pay money or become a part of their own news. The journal has tried, without success, to contact with a child and a sister of Robert Fox.
One of the many readers who have offered to help financially Fox has created an account crowdfunding has already raised a total of 2.282 dollars ($2.046 billion) of 75 donors. In the account of his personal history, the man was excited about the possibility of going back to work in construction or as a painter, his skills years before he lost his last home and, after passing from house to house of well-known, ended up on the streets of Washington.Updated Date: 29 December 2019, 10:00