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Mom ending panhandling to raise college funds for daughter

Posted August 29

— A Michigan woman who began panhandling to raise $24,000 for her daughter to attend Michigan State University is calling it quits after raising less than half of her goal.

Lori Truex (TRU'-ex) tells the Battle Creek Enquirer she'll end her fundraising campaign Thursday to return to work as a school bus driver. She says she raised more than $10,000 — $5,400 from an online GoFundMe account and $4,800 from her panhandling or checks deposited by donors into a credit union account she opened for the drive.

Truex says grants, scholarships and loans will help make up the difference.

She began standing with a sign on corners around the city on June 14.

Her daughter, Kendall Truex, moved into her MSU dormitory on Thursday. Classes start Wednesday.

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