Update: So, Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men either heard or read about Charles Gladden’s dilemma which we previously covered here on #IFWT; and helped him out by starting a “Go Fund Me” account to raise $20,000! Morris even put the first $10,000 in with a donation from Boyz II Men House. The 63 year old man was working full time at the U.S. Capitol for 8 years but he was still homeless, and had 3 toes amputated due to his diabetes. The Boyz II Men co-founder said he was touched by the man’s story. The original story can be read below.
Charles Gladden is a 63 year old man who sleeps on a sidewalk next to D.C.’s McPherson Square Metro Station. Unlike most homeless people, he actually has a job; and of all places, it’s at the U.S. Capital building! Ok, he only works in the cafeteria, but you’d still think he’d make enough to have a dwelling of his own! According to Gladden, he makes $11 an hour, which isn’t enough for him to take care of his children, grandchildren and himself. It’s hard out here in these streets!
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