PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 22: A cab drives through the downtown area on October 22, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the nation's largest and most historic metropolitan areas, Philadelphia has become the poorest big city in America. It also has the highest rate of deep poverty in America - those with incomes below half of the poverty line - of any of the nation's 10 largest cities. While much of downtown Philadelphia is vibrant with exceptional restaurants, museums and nightlife, many areas immediately outside the center are mired in multi-generational deep poverty. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him.
Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of gas on Interstate 95. The Florence Township woman pulled over and began to worry until a homeless man approached her.
The man, whose name was “Johnny,” told her it wasn’t safe and he bought McClure gas with his last $20.
McClure promised she would return to pay him. McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, have since raised over $35,000 as of Wednesday afternoon on GoFundMe for the former ammunition technician.
The pair hope to get “Johnny” an apartment and help with transportation.

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