Community raises thousands for 85 year-old vendor
The community of Little Village in Chicago's west side has raised thousands of dollars for a veteran balloon vendor. Don Jose has been selling balloons for over 20 years. He first came to the U.S in the '50s where he worked on fields picking tomatoes, pears, and other produce. He did the work all for $.16 an hour. He said working hard is all he knows. It came as a surprise when Miguel Blancarte Jr, a site manager for the Chicago Core COVID testing facility in Little Village, helped raise over $5,000 for the 85-year-old. A GoFundMe page was also created for Don Jose, which has raised over $5,000. Blancarte Jr. made Don Jose a beneficiary to that account.
07.08.20 | 02:08 | CC