UPDATE: Glen James: Boston "Houseless" man disproves stereotype by returning cash, checks & property he found (Pics/VIDEO)
There are a great many good people in the United States of America who are actually about being "Humanitarian" without ever needing to have such a title placed on them. many who self profess to be "Humanitarian" in reality are just talkers and not doers, unless of course, for some agenda that serves the select few of the group.
It always seems to turn out that those who actually care, do so because they actually are and aren't just for an agenda; a "pat on the back"; a job and/or something for ones self.
Thanks to all those who are willing to be "REAL humanitarians" without being known as such.
Earlier information related to Glen James:
Glen James: Boston "Houseless" man disproves stereotype by returning cash, checks & property he found (Pics/VIDEO) - www.Houseless.org
20 September 2013 Last updated at 00:12 ET
Honesty pays off for homeless Boston man
"James said a medical condition made it hard for him to work, but God had always looked after him", reports Pia Harold
Donations of more than $110,000 (£67,000) have poured in from across the US for a Boston homeless man who returned a lost bag with $42,000 in it.
Glen James alerted police after he found the backpack containing cash and traveller's cheques last weekend, and the bag's owner was then tracked down.
A complete stranger later started an online fund for Mr James after reading media reports about his honesty.
The man, Ethan Whittington, now plans to meet Mr James to give him the money.
Ethan Whittington Fund starterThis isn't only about rewarding a great guy. I think it's a statement to everyone in America”
Mr Whittington, who lives in Midlothian, Virginia, said he was so overwhelmed by Mr James' honesty that he decided to start the fund.
"The fact that he's in the situation he is, being homeless, it blew my mind that he would do this,'' Mr Whittington was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
He said his idea of starting donations on a crowdfunding website for Mr James "caught on like wildfire ever since".
"It's brought me a lot of hope. This isn't only about rewarding a great guy. I think it's a statement to everyone in America.
"If we come together and work toward one thing and work together, then we can make it happen."
Meanwhile, Mr James, a former Boston courthouse employee, said that he would not have kept "even a penny" of the money he had found in the backpack - even if he were desperate.
Boston: Honest Homeless Man Fund Tops $100k
9:04am UK, Friday 20 September 2013
A Good Samaritan who returned a backpack containing cash and traveller's cheques is rewarded with donations from the public.
Video: Poor Man's Honesty Makes Him Rich
A fund established to help a homeless man who returned a lost backpack containing more than $42,000 (£26,000) has raised almost $110,000 (£68,500).
Boston man Glen James, 54, spoke to police after he found the backpack containing $2,400 (£1,500) in cash and nearly $40,000 (£25,000) in traveller's cheques at the South Bay Mall.
The man who lost the backpack told workers at a nearby store and they called police, who later returned the backpack to him.
Virginia resident Ethan Whittington read media accounts of Mr James' honesty and started a fund for him on a crowd-funding website.
The fund has since raised more than $100,000, including $182 (£114) of pocket money saved up by two young children.
The Boston Police Department publicly thanked Mr James, saying his actions were "a remarkable tribute to him and his honesty".
Mr James said in a statement: "Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny of the money I found.
"I am extremely religious. God has always very well looked after me."
Lest we not forget!