Student Raises $27,000 for His Former Teacher Living in a Car

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Jose Villarruel is a well regarded 77-year-old substitute teacher.   For the past few years he has been living out of his car as he did not earn enough to pay for his own apartment while also supporting family in Mexico.   The COVID-19 pandemic made things even more difficult for him as his teaching hours were cut.    Thankfully, former student Steven Nava took action and raised $27,000 that he presented to Mr. Villarruel on his 77th birthday.