Central Florida deputy raises money to get homeless veteran home
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The Seminole County Sheriff's Office said that Deputy Carl Tipton met a homeless veteran in downtown Sanford. The man was sitting on his walker, with a bible in his hand and a suitcase at his side when he told the deputy that he had been homeless since the beginning of the year and slept on a park bench every night.
They said that the veteran does receive a monthly VA check but the man did not have enough savings for a security deposit and other fees required to rent a place.
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Deputy Tipton reportedly wanted to help, so he set up a fundraiser and received $2,000 to cover rental fees. He was able to find an affordable place for the veteran and drove him there on Saturday morning.
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