Help my neighbor Les see his home country one last time!

Bennett Thomas Start Date: Mar 21, 2017 - End Date: Jul 18, 2017
  • Budapest, Hungary

My Travel Story

by: Bennett Thomas Start Date: Mar 21, 2017 - End Date: Jul 18, 2017
Hi! My name is Bennett and I am a 24 year old student working full time while I study. I bought my first house almost two years ago next to a very nice older gentlemen. Laszlo, Les for short, is 69 years old. He is retired and on disability, living paycheck to paycheck. Les is from Hungary, and has only been able to visit home a few times since he moved to America in early 2000. The last time he visited was in 2005 when his father passed away. He's told me since I moved in here that he dreams of going to Hungary again one last time, since he does not believe he has many more years left where he'd be in the shape to travel like this. He has two daughters in Hungary he would like to see one last time. Since he lives paycheck-to-paycheck, a round trip plane ticket like this is way out of Les's budget.
Over these couple years I've lived next to Les, he's shown me what a great person and spirit he is.  He's always eager to help and teach me since I'm still a new at owning a house! I want to help him very badly, but being a college student myself it's also well out of my means.  I would love to give back to Les by giving him this amazing opportunity to visit his home country and family before he is no longer able to.  Lets help him return home one last time! I would appreciate any help at all!!
  • Budapest, Hungary