GoFundMe Says Homeless Veteran Will Get The $400,000 Raised For Him
By Bill Galluccio
September 7, 2018
GoFundMe has said that Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless military veteran who gave his last $20 to help a stranded motorist, will receive the $400,000 that was raised following his selfless act of kindness. Bobbitt's lawyers claim that he only received $75,000 from Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico, the couple who set up the GoFundMe page.
The couple disputes that claim and says they gave him $200,000 but withheld the rest of the cash because they believed he was spending the money on drugs, instead of using it to help himself. Despite their claims, the couple is now under a police investigation after Bobbitt learned that the remainder of the money was gone. New Jersey police executed a search warrant at the couple's house and seized their BMW, though no charges were filed against them.
Even if the money cannot be recovered from the couple, GoFundMe promised that "Johnny will be made whole" and he will receive the funds that were donated to help him.
"Johnny will be made whole, and we're committing that he'll get the balance of the funds that he has not yet received or benefited from. GoFundMe's goal has always been to ensure Johnny gets [the] support he deserves," Bobby Whithorne, director of North America communications for GoFundMe said in the statement.