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"I have enough of everything" — Why one man chose to share his stimulus check

When the government announced they would be sending qualifying individuals $1200 each as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package, some realized there are others who might need the money more than themselves. 

One of these individuals is Fred Spoerl, a citizen of Sun City Palm Desert. An article from The Desert Sun shares that while Sporel has only lived in the valley for mere months, he quickly invested in the community and found that sharing his stimulus check was just another way he could give back during this trying time.  

Spoerl is a a retired businessman and when he heard about the stimulus, he said to himself, “I have enough of everything,” prompting him to share with those who might need the money more. 

He decided to share his stimulus check with Martha’s Village & Kitchen, a nonprofit providing “emergency residential housing, career and education assistance, health care and food services to more than 6,000 in-need children and adults per year.” 

Spoerl says that his generosity is driven by the idea of doing unto others as he would have them to do unto him. 

This is just one example of how people have chosen to share their stimulus checks with those in need.

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