91-year-old able to finally retire after £52,000 gift

91-year-old grandmother gets $65,000 in donations to retire

A 91-year-old supermarket worker is now able to retire after receiving the equivalent of over £57,000 from charitable donations. Residing in Phoenix, Oregon, Betty Glover had been working at a Winco site in Medford for decades.

Ms Glover was looking to leave due to suffering from failing eyesight as a result of macular degeneration.

She was successful in exceeding her original goal for donations which she is planning to use to fund her retirement.

Last week, Ms Glover had raised just a little more than $6,000 (£4,814.52) of her $40,000 (£32,096.80) goal.

However, as of today, the funds on her GoFundMe page show that she has been able to raise $71,820 (£57,196.50).

More than 2,200 people have donated to Ms Glover’s donation fund to help the 91-year-old finally retire.

Speaking to Newswatch 12, she outlined why being gifted this money is so important for her and her family.

Ms Glover explained: “I do need to do other things. I need to spend time with my family.

“Even though I’ve only been working the last few months, just a couple of days a week, it just got to be too much.

“My birthday is on the 22nd and I thought I got to retire before that.”

As well as this, Ms Glover shared that her last day working at the supermarket will be Monday, May 1, 2023.

She thanked everyone in the Rogue Valley area, and beyond, for their support in helping her exceed the $40,000 (£32,096.80).

On her GoFundMe page, Ms Glover said: “I am a great-grandmother of almost 92, still checking groceries at WinCo.

“Although I love my customers and the people I work with, I would like to retire.

“I really need to retire as my eyesight is failing due to macular degeneration. To retire I need to pay off the fifth wheel I live in.

“If I can do this, I will have enough to pay for the rent of the space, groceries and medications that I need. Anything you can do to help would be much appreciated.”

As part of a thank you message on her GoFundMe page, Ms Glover said she was “still amazed” at the outpouring of love from the community.

In the comment section of her page, those who had made donations shared their appreciation for her work and wished her the best.

Randall Morgan said: “Betty, enjoy your retirement and those children. You certainly deserve it. Godspeed and good luck.”

E N. Hunt added: “I have been helping my parents for a few years since one had to retire early and use the savings for a health crisis.

“He still had to take teaching work on the side on days he was able. It’s been a pleasure to help but wish we didn’t have to do it this way.”

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