A local community in the San Francisco Bay Area is raising money for a man who returned a lost wallet belonging to an 80-year-old grandmother.
A GoFundMe campaign for Sean Currey has racked up more than $46,000 as of Tuesday.
Currey is a man experiencing homelessness in Marin County, California. Last month, he found a wallet inside a dumpster by the Kamson Coffee Shop in San Rafael and returned it to its rightful owner with its contents intact, KPIX reported.
The wallet belongs to Evelyn Topper. She had stopped by Kamson Coffee on December 9 to pick up a decaf chai tea latte and a bubble tea to deliver to her 12-year-old granddaughter. After paying for the two beverages, Topper tucked her wallet into her vest pocket, which she forgot to zip up. When she got home, her pocket was empty, and the wallet was nowhere to be found, according to The Washington Post.
Evelyn’s daughter and granddaughter have started a GoFundMe campaign to help Currey find shelter, and to raise money so he can use his construction skills “to create a sustainable row of tiny houses for the San Rafael homeless community at large,” KPIX reported.
“Who knew that returning a wallet to someone I didn’t know would turn into something that was going to spark,” said Currey in a recent YouTube video update. “It’s gonna spark a new movement to help people help themselves and have a better life.”