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Local men behind Hidden Cash craze in Louisville

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(Source: HiddenCashLouisville Twitter page) (Source: HiddenCashLouisville Twitter page)
Using clues posted to Twitter, Skora said he and another man split $17 they found in a envelope hidden at the memorial. (Source: HiddenCashLouisville Twitter page) Using clues posted to Twitter, Skora said he and another man split $17 they found in a envelope hidden at the memorial. (Source: HiddenCashLouisville Twitter page)
Jordan Skora gave his money to the charity called Sharing America's Marrow. Jordan Skora gave his money to the charity called Sharing America's Marrow.
Jordan Skora Jordan Skora

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It's a charitable fad that has been sweeping the nation. Now the practice of finding hidden money and paying it forward to others in need has gone viral in Louisville.

"I'm always on Twitter and I actually didn't know about it until that day," said Jordan Skora, who works with the Belle of Louisville.

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Skora is among the growing number of people who have found cash stashed throughout the Metro.

"They hid money at the Lincoln Memorial," said Skora recounting his excursion.

Using clues posted to Twitter, Skora said he and another man split $17 they found in a envelope hidden at the memorial.

"Then we took our selfie and tweeted it back," said Skora. "That was that."

Turns out, that is not where the story ends. There is in fact a catch, the cash is not the finder's to keep.

"The card that had the money in it said pay it forward," said Skora. "So I took my $10 and my friends actually have a charity. It's called Sharing America's Marrow, where they're going to do bone marrow drives across the country. So I just took my $10 and gave it to them. You know, it was a small donation but I think anything helps in terms of paying it forward."

So who is behind the local charitable craze? WAVE 3 News Reporter Cedra Mayfield went searching for answers and discovered there is at least two hidden cash twitter handles in the Metro. The person claiming to be behind @HiddenCashLouisville wanted to remain completely anonymous, opting to respond to WAVE 3 News' request for comment only via email.

Meanwhile, the person behind @502Cash sat down with Mayfield, but wished to remain unnamed.

When asked why he wished to stay anonymous, the @502Cash creator responded, "People might think I'm crazy, honestly, if they think, 'that kids giving away money to random people.'"

The hidden cash fad is taking place all across the United States. In Indianapolis, not even rain showers could douse recent seekers' excitement. Closer to the Compassionate City, word is spreading fast as thousands of followers anxiously await more clues.

"People like to do it and it kind of brightens your day and makes things interesting," said Skora.

While the identifies of those running the hidden cash activities are being concealed, participants like Skora said the benefits they are helping generate are in plain view.

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