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Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by goldcoinhub: 6:34pm On Jul 20, 2019
A 67-year-old carpenter from Iowa has reportedly been able to send 33 strangers to college following his death in 2005.

Reports have it that the man before his death only owned two pairs of jeans and a rusty Chevrolet truck but was able to amass money running into millions in his lifetime.

After quietly amassing $3 million in savings, Dale Schroeder set up a fund for students in Iowa who could not afford tuition. Now, after 14 years, those funds have finally run out, Yahoo News reports.

Schroeder grew up poor and was never able to go to college, according to KCCI. So, shortly before the carpenter, who had never married and never had children, passed away in 2005, he approached his friend and lawyer, Steve Nielsen, to discuss what to do with his life savings.

“He wanted to help kids that were like him that probably wouldn’t have an opportunity to go to college but for his gift,” Nielsen told the station. "I said, 'How much are we talking about, Dale?' And he said, 'Oh, just shy of $3 million.' I nearly fell out of my chair."

Most of that money went into Schroeder's scholarship fund, which helped future teachers, doctors and therapists fulfill their dreams of continuing to higher education.
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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by EkunKekere: 6:42pm On Jul 20, 2019
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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by madridguy(m): 6:45pm On Jul 20, 2019
See scholarship ayam looking for tongue

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by thesicilian: 6:46pm On Jul 20, 2019
That's inspiring. I'll like to beat that 33 record. It's unfortunate he wasn't recognized in his lifetime.

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by omocalabar(m): 6:52pm On Jul 20, 2019
The man is the real G.O A T....
Rest in Peace sir

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by Gratefulheart01(m): 6:53pm On Jul 20, 2019
He was lucky, it was not the era of yahoo plus. Just ordinary yahoo those days.
One boy somewhere might have been enjoying the fortune with Benz and endless reckless living.

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by starbuck(f): 6:53pm On Jul 20, 2019
More reason why I admire the whites but it was to be a Nigerian, they would keep hoping even when they are 6ix feet below that God would answer their prayers

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by Bamz(m): 6:53pm On Jul 20, 2019
"He wanted to help kids that were like him that probably wouldn’t have an opportunity to go to college but for his gift,” Nielsen told the station. "I said, 'How much are we talking about, Dale?' And he said, 'Oh, just shy of $3 million.' I nearly fell out of my chair."

Some of us have literally taken 'carpe diem' to the extreme. While I feel the man could have still enjoyed his life while leaving a lasting legacy, this selfless act just makes him more special.

What do we want to be known for when we pass away? Use your head.

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by midolian(m): 6:53pm On Jul 20, 2019
Wow

The kinda people that deserve to be called celebrity

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by Tamasaba: 6:54pm On Jul 20, 2019
madridguy:
See scholarship ayam looking for tongue
chai. Thought u were a politician

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by opalu: 6:54pm On Jul 20, 2019
Wow
Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by naphunlimited(m): 6:54pm On Jul 20, 2019
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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by kernniejay(m): 6:54pm On Jul 20, 2019
Now that is a true wealthy man, he died a fulfilled person and his name will never be forgotten even by millions of people whose lives will be touched by the 33 he helped. Not like our poor politicians that think stealing billions for their unborn generation that may not even have good health to enjoy the loot, is the way to get wealth.

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by AbujaAgent: 6:54pm On Jul 20, 2019
God knows I can't do it...
Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by GREATESTPIANIST: 6:55pm On Jul 20, 2019
awwwwwwwwwww

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by 400billionman: 6:55pm On Jul 20, 2019
Selfless.

No rolls Royce. No Maybach.

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by DOMINO001: 6:55pm On Jul 20, 2019
Tell me why the man no go make heaven.

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by backnbeta(f): 6:55pm On Jul 20, 2019
This is so touching! He lived a frugal life so he can save enough money to help people he doesn't even know!

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by NwaJozi: 6:55pm On Jul 20, 2019
Chai white people

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by Capnd143(m): 6:56pm On Jul 20, 2019
Now this is nothing short of a life with a purpose

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by 9jaBloke: 6:56pm On Jul 20, 2019
He's now a proud father of 33

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by jayextra(m): 6:56pm On Jul 20, 2019
Wow nice gesture

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by Nobody: 6:56pm On Jul 20, 2019
Ambasador Oke would rather keep 50m dollars in a flat at ikoyi

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by orunmila144: 6:56pm On Jul 20, 2019
carpenter, 33. hmmm jesu christi

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by Nobody: 6:57pm On Jul 20, 2019
If na niaja , carpenter? No child? Na to dea bath with ogogoro sure pass

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by seanjy4konji: 6:58pm On Jul 20, 2019
u just have to shine ur dirty linen out sha by force by fire
Gratefulheart01:
He was lucky, it was not the era of yahoo plus. Just ordinary yahoo those days.
One boy somewhere might have been enjoying the fortune with Benz and endless reckless living.

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by pinkygurl(f): 6:58pm On Jul 20, 2019
goldcoinhub:
A 67-year-old carpenter from Iowa has reportedly been able to send 33 strangers to college following his death in 2005.

Reports have it that the man before his death only owned two pairs of jeans and a rusty Chevrolet truck but was able to amass money running into millions in his lifetime.

After quietly amassing $3 million in savings, Dale Schroeder set up a fund for students in Iowa who could not afford tuition. Now, after 14 years, those funds have finally run out, Yahoo News reports.

Schroeder grew up poor and was never able to go to college, according to KCCI. So, shortly before the carpenter, who had never married and never had children, passed away in 2005, he approached his friend and lawyer, Steve Nielsen, to discuss what to do with his life savings.

“He wanted to help kids that were like him that probably wouldn’t have an opportunity to go to college but for his gift,” Nielsen told the station. "I said, 'How much are we talking about, Dale?' And he said, 'Oh, just shy of $3 million.' I nearly fell out of my chair."

Most of that money went into Schroeder's scholarship fund, which helped future teachers, doctors and therapists fulfill their dreams of continuing to higher education.
Watch

https://lailasnews.com/carpenter-with-no-child-sends-33-strangers-to-university-with-life-savings/

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by PHIPEX(m): 6:59pm On Jul 20, 2019
These people's rational thinking level is still far ahead of us.

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Re: Carpenter With No Child Sends 33 Strangers To University With Life Savings by Bukden16(m): 6:59pm On Jul 20, 2019
Nigeria and breeds of individuals.

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