A Canadian man who used to live on the street has donated C$10,000 ($7,400, £5,720) to the homeless shelter that took him in.
Thunder Bay’s Shelter House was struggling to keep its street outreach programme running.
The man, who is a residential school survivor, donated the money to help his friends “stay safe”.
Since his anonymous donation made the news, people from across Canada and the US have donated to the shelter.
Staff member Alexandra Calderon told the BBC the man has been coming to the shelter for about five years. Although he is no longer homeless, the man is not wealthy and appeared at the shelter with a support worker. He still uses some of the shelter’s services.
“He was adamant that he wanted to make the donation, because of course my first reaction was he should keep this and use it for other things,” she said.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, …
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