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Good Samaritans pay for homeless man's hotel stay ahead of wintry weather

Callynth Finney raised the money needed for a week's stay at a hotel for the man.
Credit: Tyler paper

For nearly a year, Tommy has been working as a dishwasher at Sweet Sue's in Tyler. But when he's not at work, he is homeless and resides in a wooded area in Tyler with his dog Duke. 

Tommy walks to his job and earns his paycheck of $300 every two weeks. But as temperatures continue to drop and soon into the single-digits, it was doing to be more difficult in the blistering cold and wintry weather. Snow is forecasted for the early part of next week and Monday could see a low of just 1° F. 

That's where Callynth Finney and a street team of caring individuals stepped up to raise the money needed for a week's stay at a hotel near Tommy's workplace. 

Read the full story from our newspaper partners the Tyler Morning Telegraph