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Durham homeless man praised after returning lost money order

Posted April 29, 2015

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— The Durham Rescue Mission is praising a homeless man who found a $500 money order on the street and turned it in.

Montrez Jefferies, a resident at the shelter, found the money order near the Social Security building on Tower Boulevard. He picked it up and turned it into Gary Beasley, the director of the men’s division at the shelter. Beasley contacted the woman who purchased it.

"I am so proud of Montrez and his decision to turn in the money order," said Dr. Earnie Mills, CEO and co-founder of the Durham Rescue Mission. "I am not sure how many people, homeless or not, would have done this act of kindness. We are so thankful for the change in Montrez's life since he came to the Durham Rescue Mission. I am sure the last who lost the money order is overwhelmed with gratitude for his decision."

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