ST. PETERSBURG — Jan Sullivan didn't know her story had been read 108,000 times on tampabay.com.
She didn't know that a woman in Bangalore, India, was thinking about her. That a man in Australia wanted to send her a check. That someone in Tampa had created an online account to help raise money for her.
Hundreds of people — all strangers — have offered cash, housing and, in many cases, friendship to Sullivan since the Tampa Bay Times reported her story July 1.