Homeless man who helped stranger to get new home, dream truck, trust funds

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It's the story that keeps on giving! The woman who helped raise more than $380,000 for a Pennsylvania homeless man who came to her aid has provided an update on how he plans to manage the windfall.

It was just last week when Kate McClure met Johnny Bobbitt Jr.

McClure's car ran out of gas one night on I-95 on her way into Philadelphia.

Bobbitt was nearby, sitting on the side of the road where he holds a sign every day. He saw that McClure was in trouble and approached her as she got out to walk to a gas station.

"He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors. A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can," McClure said.

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Bobbitt had used his last $20 to help McClure make it home safe.
Since then, McClure has developed a friendship with Bobbitt. Through their interactions she learned Bobbitt was a Marine, as well as a former first responder.

Their story quickly gained national attention, and donations on the gofundme page McClure set up for Bobbitt skyrocketed, reaching more than $386,000.

On Monday, McClure shared an update on the gofundme page, outlining the plans Bobbitt worked out with his lawyer and a financial planner on how to use the money.

"The first thing on the list is a NEW Home which Johnny will own!! He will never have to worry about a roof over his head again," McClure said.

She added that Bobbitt also wants to buy his dream truck - a 1999 Ford Ranger.
Two trusts will also be set up in Johnny's name - one designed to provide him with a small annual income, and the other managed by a financial planner for retirement.

For daily expenses, a bank account will be set up to help him through until he finds a job.

"And lastly, he will be donating to a few organizations and people who over the last couple of years have helped him get through this rough patch in his life," McClure said.

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