Pizza Delivery Driver Makes Unfortunate Discovery In Trailer

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What seemed like an ordinary pizza delivery would change one man's life forever.

Angela Nguyen has delivered Dominos pizza to people from all walks of life in Montana, but when she arrived to a small trailer on the outskirts of Anoka County in Ham Lake, she discovered her customer was inside.

Lee Hasse, 76, had been living alone in extreme poverty after the death of his son and storm critically damaged his home.

"Lee has told me that he's pretty much given up on life," Nguyen said.

According to Nguyen, Hasse has no access to heat, water or plumbing.

"Living in this trailer with no heat, no sanitation whatsoever--he has no toilet--no water, nothing, is not acceptable to me."

Nguyen took it upon herself to provide him with a heater, and even started a Go Fund Me Page to donate food and money to afford Lee a small studio apartment. The campaign has received nearly $6,800 to date.

"It's hard to explain [how I feel]," Hasse said. "Just pretty awesome."

According to Census information from 2014, 6.6 percent of Americans live in deep poverty, which is defined as people whose income is 50 percent below the poverty line.

Despite a falling unemployment rate, the country continues to struggle making ends meet. Almost 47 million Americans, or 14.9 percent, earn less than $24,000 a year.

Sources: KARE 11Go Fund MeThe AtlanticCensus Table 22, Photo Credit: Ivory Hecker/KARE 11

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