Wareham woman's lucky day helps man down on his luck

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Sofia Lorena and Glenn
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WAREHAM, Mass. —

A Wareham woman who had just won $200 on a scratch ticket thought it was her lucky day.

But what she chose to do with the money made a homeless man feel like he won the jackpot.

Sofia Lorena wrote on Facebook that as soon as she realized she had won, she looked up and met Glenn. In the negative degree temperatures, Glenn was outside holding a sign asking for money.

Lorena took Glenn to Dunkin Donuts to buy him a coffee asked him where he would sleep that night in the cold. He told her he didn’t know, so she called every homeless shelter around to try to find a bed for Glenn.

With no luck, she decided to use the winnings from her good luck and put Glenn in a Wareham hotel for two nights.

Lorena posted the entire exchange on Facebook and told her friends that Glenn would be very grateful to anyone willing to donate leftovers or warm clothes. Then she gave his room number so people would know where to find him.

And did they ever.

Lorena’s post was shared hundreds of times. Her inbox was flooded with people trying to help Glenn, so she created a Gofundme page to “Help give Glenn a second chance.” That page has already received almost $5,000.

All this because Lorena won a couple hundred bucks on a scratch ticket. 

If you'd like to help Glenn, click here.

 

 

Tonight i won $200 on a scratch ticket..i was so excited until i looked up and met Glenn. He was holding a homeless sign...

Posted by Sofia Lorena on Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

 

To everyone that has been sharing my post and helping in any way they can this is Glenn I wanted to put a face to the amazing wonderful man who is touched my heart in so many ways

Posted by Sofia Lorena on Sunday, February 14, 2016