A 56-year-old Detroit man, James Robertson, didn’t have a car, so as part of his commute, he took two buses and walked 21 miles round trip to get to his factory job.
A young man who learned about Robertson decided to start a crowdfunding campaign to help him buy a car. Money started blowing in like the blizzards of New England this month. More than 13,000 people sent in a total of $350,000. But then a local dealership gave Robertson a new red Ford Taurus. Robertson still gets to keep the money, and some financial companies have offered their services for free to help manage it.