Deaf, homeless man touched by Winnipeggers' generosity

A couple has been overwhelmed by the generosity of Winnipeggers.

A deaf, homeless man working hard to find a job in Winnipeg has been moved by the generosity of Winnipeggers.

Kevin Adams, 38, was randomly handing out his resume in a McPhillips Street parking lot last week, hoping someone could help him find a job.

That's when he met Jennifer Martens and her husband. The couple took his resume and posted it on Facebook to spread the word.

In just hours, it prompted dozens of comments and thousands of shares.

"I am so proud to be a Winnipegger, knowing that people have openly embraced this man and want to help him get back on his feet. It just warms my heart," Jennifer Martens said.

While the Facebook posting resulted in a few job offers, it turns out that Adams' own efforts paid off. He found a job as a painter and starts Tuesday.

Now Adams is composing a letter to thank Winnipeggers for reaching out to him.

And the Martens are setting up a bank account in his name, where donations can be made to help Adams with his next goal — finding a place of his own to live.

He has spent the past year living in the Salvation Army's Winnipeg shelter.


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