Delaware man’s Christmas gift to 5 homeless people thwarted

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man says he’s devastated after a luxury hotel thwarted his plan to give five homeless people a warm bed and a hot shower on Christmas night.

Matt Senge of Newark tells WDEL-AM he booked a two-bedroom suite at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington for $639 on Christmas and told hotel managers and the reservation clerk about the gift.

He says everyone was enthusiastic and supportive, and that he got an email confirmation about the room. But three hours before check-in — after Senge told the homeless people about the gift — Senge says the hotel called to say the reservation was canceled because of safety concerns for other guests.

A hotel spokesman says the reservation was canceled because the homeless people wouldn’t have proper identification.

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Information from: WDEL-AM, http://www.wdel.com/

 

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