He Got $351,000 After People Found Out He Walks 21 Miles to Work…But Says He’s Going to Keep Working

He Got $351,000 After People Found Out He Walks 21 Miles to Work…But Says He’s Going to Keep Working

James Robertson used to walk 21 miles a day to go to work.  People heard about his story, and started donating just to get him a car so he wouldn’t have to drive.  $351,000 later he’s got a new life…but is keeping his old job.

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A Detroit man who walked roughly 21 miles to work each day has gotten a new apartment, a new car and a team of advisers to manage the $351,000 he received in donations, according to the Detroit Free Press.

But James Robertson, 56, isn’t quitting the job where he makes $10.55 per hour making plastic parts.

“I’m going to keep working — that’s for sure,” he remarked.

Robertson made headlines earlier this year for his remarkable work ethic. 19-year-old Evan Leedy was so inspired he set up a crowdfunding page to support Robertson, and $351,000 in donations flooded in. A local auto dealer also donated a metallic-red Taurus.

He also feels it’s important to give back.  He donated an entire week’s salary to the Salvation Army, and has said if anything were to happen to him he wants his money donated there as well.

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