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A homeless man found a 10 000$ check on the street meant for a real estate broker and found a way to return it

A homeless man found a 10 000$ check on the street meant for a real estate broker and found a way to return it. So, touched, the broker awarded him a place to live and arranged for a job interview. A year later, he was on the board of directors of one of their foundations.

Drug addiction, mental disease, or a criminal record plague many homeless people. Elmer Alvarez is all too familiar with such horrors. But, he added, just because someone doesn’t have a home doesn’t imply they’re without character.

For example, when he saw a $10,000 check, the first thought that came to mind was, “I’ve got to find this individual.” He claimed it never occurred to him to try to cash it.

“It never crossed my mind because I made a decision to turn my life over. I’ve been clean for three years,” Elmer said.  

Roberta Hoskie, a real estate broker in New Haven, Connecticut, was the owner of the funds. She took notes about her encounter with the good Samaritan.

All of this occurred around a year ago. But it’s what’s transpired since then that’s the most interesting aspect of the story. She assisted him in finding an apartment and paid his rent for seven months while he recovered.

She also enrolled him in real estate school, and the two are currently collaborating on a small real estate deal. It won’t make them any money, but it could be really beneficial.

They intend to construct a transitional housing for homeless teenagers and young adults in the coming year, which will provide a variety of services, according to Elmer.

Roberta was once homeless, a teen mother who worked her way out of poverty and is now giving Elmer the opportunity to follow in her footsteps. He’ll eventually work in the transitional house as an adviser.

A misplaced check and a new mission.