Sometimes, being part of a community can make all the difference in difficult times. This food truck owner knows it all too well.
After a racist attack, the locals helped him raise funds to buy a new van and get him back in business.
A Vile Racist Attack
It took almost four years for David OlaLekan Kamson to save enough and buy a food truck. The vehicle cost him £3,000, about $3,800.
However, after moving to Moston, Manchester, his catering van was burned to the ground. This happened after a man drove past him shouting racial insults his way, saying:
"Black immigrants come in Moston to do business like they own it."
Following the arson attack, Kamson started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds and buy a new truck.
It took less than 24 hours for the campaign to reach £40,000. Repulsed by the vile racist attack, the community got together to help Kamson recover from the hit.
Kamson posted a video where he thanked everyone for their generosity, saying:
"Thank you all for donating over £40,000 in less than 24 hours. Wow. God bless you all."