ROCHESTER (AP) -Residents of a city in southeastern Minnesota started a GoFundMe page for a homeless man who lost his van in an accident.

Reports say Corey Jacob was homeless and living in his van when a possible drunken driver slammed into the van on April 14, disabling it and leaving him with tow and repair costs he couldn't pay.

When his story got out, Rochester residents came to the rescue, dropping thousands into a GoFundMe account. The campaign raised almost $8,000.

A used car dealership found Jacob a replacement van and sold it to him for $1.
Jacob says he plans to use the money to maintain the van until he can afford Section 8 housing.