After Detroit Free Press wrote about working man who walks 21 miles to work each way, people pitched in to buy him a car-- and ended up raising $80K.
"On Sunday, Bill Laitner of the Detroit Free Press profiled Detroit resident James Robertson and the extraordinary lengths he goes to in order to go to work each day. The 56-year-old factory worker commutes 23 miles each way to work everyday—often walking 21 of those miles. The story is one of incredible, almost unimaginable, endurance; it is also a rebuke of cuts in the city’s public spending that have left public services, such as transportation, almost nonexistent for low income workers." -- Elliot Hannon, Slate.com