Wow, Boyz II Men Singer Raised HOW MUCH $ For This Homeless Man?!!
A few months ago, Boyz II Men singer, Nathan Morris, took it upon himself to ask the public for help in raising money for a homeless man by the name of Charles Gladden, after seeing a CNN interview on him. Gladden is actually employed in Washington D.C. as a cafeteria employee, but he still is having trouble being able to afford the high cost of living and pay for his medical bills.
When Nathan saw the story on CNN, he did a very honorable thing for the Gladden- he made a public plea to his fans to help him out with raising some money to get Gladden on his feet and help him get a roof over his head. Nathan promised to match the the $10,000 he was asking the public for, with an additional $10,000 out of his own pocket. Nathan started a Go Fund Me page for Gladen and quickly exceeded his own expectations when people began to donate money and now have raised $24,000. Here are the rest of the details via CNN:
Nathan Morris made millions as part of the group Boyz II Men, but he still remembers what it was like to struggle when he was growing up.
“We went through spots,” Morris recalls, “where we had no water, no electric, no gas.”
So when he saw CNN’s profile of Charles Gladden — a homeless man who serves senators by day in the Capitol cafeteria but sleeps on the streets at night — it struck a deep nerve.
“A friend of mine sent me a link to it. I saw it on my phone, probably about 3, 4 in the morning. And it just bothered me. It bothered me that someone in Charles’s situation would have to deal with something like this,” he said. “In the greatest country in the world, working in the one of the greatest buildings on the planet, that the people that he works for, who make all the decisions, (who) pass the bills and the laws and things that can help him, have not helped him,” Morris said.
So he acted, starting a crowdfunding site to raise money for Gladden. He said if he could raise $10,000 online, he would kick in another $10,000, which he called a start.
Then, Morris got in his car and drove down to D.C. from his hometown of Philadelphia so he could meet Gladden.
When Gladden walked across the Capitol plaza and saw Morris waiting for him, the first…
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