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'Father Dollar' hands out $20K on Easter

April 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The catholic priest known as "Father Dollar Bill," handed out money to the disadvantaged on skid row Sunday, as he does every Easter.

Reverend Maurice Chase, 92, has been doing this for 30 years. He gave out $20,000 provided by wealthy benefactors.

Most people got $1, but some of the very needy were given $20 or $100. Many waited in line for an hour.

"I think I see more and more people, I really do," said Chase. "More and more people. It's sad you know?"

But Chase said he gives out not only money, but a message of hope, especially on Easter.