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Posted on: January 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Man's generosity to be paid forward

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The day after December 25, 2015, Eugene Police Department’s Lt. David Natt received a hand written note from a man from across the country in response to a Facebook post he read. Along with the note there was an index card with eight quarters taped to it and a dollar bill.

Despite the financial and health problems this man was experiencing, he wrote that he wished to reimburse the lieutenant for helping a homeless Marine and his family in February 2015, when the lieutenant had found the family sleeping at Alton Baker Park and was able to provide them a hotel room for a couple of nights using an EPD fund that was set up by University Fellowship Church.

The man, who wrote Lt. Natt, from another state, chanced upon a Facebook post about the family and their situation and wrote Lt. Natt that he’d recently lost his job and had health issues, and while he was limited as to the assistance he was able to offer, he sent the money and his kind words. He said “this helps to remind me of my humanity, as well as the needs of others.”

The funds he sent will be put in the UFC fund so his generosity can be paid forward. ###

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