North Dakota lawmakers buy car for parking attendant

Lawmakers in North Dakota pitched in and donated a car to a parking attendant who is a recovering addict, KX Net reported.

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Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives bought a car for Mark Johnstone, who had been homeless for more than 30 years, the website reported.

Johnstone's car broke down earlier this week, and he said he was having trouble getting the vehicle to work, KX Net reported.

It is Johnstone’s second legislative session as a parking attendant. Rep. Jon Nelson was responsible for raising the money to buy Johnstone the car.

"I met Mark, I think it was three sessions ago. He came here. He was struggling in life, he was a recovering addict. He was homeless when he first got a job here. And he just became part of the family," Nelson told KX Net. "He was a good friend. He's been helping people since I've known him."