[Hey, You!] The Accidental Philanthropist

Actually, I am not even sure who you are, but if you are reading this and you lost a $10 bill at the District in Tustin on Jan. 17, I just want you to take comfort in knowing that your money ultimately went to a good cause: to support the victims of the Haiti earthquake. I say “ultimately” because at first I really didn’t want to hold on to this “found” money, so I used the cash to pay for my lunch. Immediately thereafter, I used my cell phone and texted “Haiti” to 90999. In this way, a donation of $10 will automatically be sent to the American Red Cross, which, as I understand it, is a method backed by the U.S. State Department. So thank you for your kindness and generosity. Your money was not lost at all.

Matt Bors

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