A California comedian who moved to snowy northwestern Pennsylvania has purchased a snow blower for $300 after jokingly trying to raise money for one on the crowdfunding site gofundme.com.
Walter Campbell tells the Erie Times-News he started the crowdfunding effort half in jest after shoveling more than a foot of snow on Thursday. Erie has seen heavy snow earlier than normal this year due to back-to-back arctic air systems that have fueled lake-effect snows.
The 40-year-old is a full-time college communications student who moonlights as a comedian. He recently moved from California after his wife got a job near Erie.
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Campbell says two people donated a total of $10 to his efforts. He'll refund that money after buying his own snow blower because of a forecast calling for up to two feet of snow by Wednesday.