Tag: GoFundMe

Vet Denies Demise of GoFundMe Campaign: ‘We’re Going to Build the Wall’

Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee Air Force veteran who started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money to pay for a border wall, told Breitbart News Saturday media reports the effort has failed are fake news. The formation of a non-profit announced on Friday is the next step toward putting the more than $20 million Americans […]

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GoFundMe to Refund Border Wall Donations After Fund-Raiser Falls Short

The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe said that more than $20 million in donations were slated to be refunded after a campaign to raise $1 billion for the Trump administration to build a wall on the border with Mexico had fallen well short of its goal. The fund-raising campaign, which began last […]

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‘We Build The Wall’ Campaign to Launch Non-Profit amid GoFundMe Threats

Brain Kolfage, a triple amputee Air Force veteran who raised $20 million to pay for a border wall, announced the launch of a non-profit on Friday, but a GoFundMe spokesperson said it would refund all of the money raised on the website unless donors “proactively request” to have their money transferred to the new organization. […]

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Gofundme jumpstarts a golden era of snake oil as desperate people raise millions for quack homeopathy cancer “remedies”

In Patients’ crowdfunding campaigns for alternative cancer treatments, published by researchers from Simon Fraser University in The Lancet Oncology (Sci-Hub mirror) we learn that thanks to Gofundme, 13,000 people have raised $1.4 million to help 200 desperate cancer patients pay for ineffective homeopathic “treatments.” A third of these fundraisers were launched by people […]

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Kobach: GoFundMe Campaign for Border Wall Will Shatter All Records

We are witnessing something truly extraordinary. In merely 19 days, a GoFundMe campaign to raise private contributions to build sections of the wall along the Mexico border has raised an astonishing $19.0 million. It will soon be the most successful GoFundMe campaign ever—the current record holder is the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund for victims of sexual […]

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Alyssa Milano Promotes Fundraiser for Illegal Alien After Mocking Veteran’s Border Wall Crowdfund

Celebrity activist  and actor Alyssa Milano is promoting a fundraiser for illegal alien Eduardo Samaniego on social media after she mocked an effort to crowdfund the border wall for not using money to take “care of our veterans.” “Eduardo is in Irwin Detention Facility which has numerous human rights abuse cases against it. The Southern Poverty […]

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Vet Who Has Raised $17 Million for Border Wall Promises Announcement Next Week: ‘We Have Pulled It Off’

Brian Kolfage, the triple-amputee military veteran who has raised more than $17 million to pay for a wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico through a GoFundMe campaign is telling supporters on social media that he will make a “huge announcement” next week. “You all will be very happy to see what a little […]

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Border Wall GoFundMe Nears $16.5 Million, Anti-Wall Campaign ‘Nets’ $141,000

As Congress has yet to accept or reject a proposal providing $5 billion to fund a wall along the U.S. southern border, people have decided to take matters into their own hands with different crowdfunding campaigns in support of and against the border wall. Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee military veteran and Purple Heart recipient, started […]

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When Paradise Is On Fire

Chico, Calif. — Paradise, an old Gold Rush town tucked in the Sierra Nevada foothills, lies 100 miles north of Sacramento and less than 15 miles from here. Sister communities, we are connected by the Skyway, a four-lane, winding road. It’s the daily commute for thousands and the sole route […]

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Supporters Raise Nearly Half a Million Dollars for Christine Blasey Ford

A GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $500,000 to pay expenses for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. The page on the GoFundMe website says that 10,371 people have raised $473,622 in nine days for the “Ford family.” Ford was asked about the funds at a hearing on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee when the […]

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Nolte: Peter Strzok Fundraises off ‘Weekly Standard’ Testimonial

Peter Strzok, the disgraced and now-fired former FBI chief, is using a Weekly Standard (TWS) testimonial to raise $500,000 in donations through a GoFundMe campaign. Strzok was finally fired this week, months and months after some 50,000 of his private texts revealed that, among other things, this high-level agent was assuring and reassuring fellow agent […]

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GoFundMe Account Set For Man Who Died In Malibu Car Crash

MALIBU (CBSLA) — Friends have organized a GoFundMe account for Rick Artes, a man killed Friday in the Malibu crashed that also claimed the life of another man. Artes’ friend Joseph Deitrick wrote, “Rick Artes was a man loved by all. On Friday our beloved Rick was unexpectedly taken from us from a reckless drunk […]

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Texas woman’s nose bitten off and swallowed by neighbor; denied surgery because she’s uninsured

There are no words. “All I could remember was the taste of the blood in my mouth,” says the 28-year-old victim of a bizarre attack in her own backyard last Thursday. The woman, who told WAFB she wishes to be identified only as Tatiana, was in her Houston backyard on July 12 when a neighbor’s houseguest, Jessica Collins, allegedly attacked her.  Tatiana says […]

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Man, 92, Hit With Brick In Brutal July 4th Attack

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Loved ones are looking for answers after a 92-year-old man was hit with a brick in a brutal July 4th attack. Rodolfo Rodriguez suffered broken ribs, a broken cheek bone and has bruises all over his body. This normally healthy and active grandfather says it started just before 8 p.m. on July […]

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‘He’s Pretty Tough’: 9-Year-Old Who Lost Leg Due To Drunk Driver Gets Surprise Visit, Gifts From Sheriff

LOMA LINDA (CBSLA) — A young boy whose Cinco De Mayo turned tragic got a welcome visit from some men and women in uniform at rehab Wednesday, and they put a big smile on the brave child who has been going through what would be a tough time for even the toughest adult. Michael Villalobos was […]

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Crowdfunding a Funeral: How the Internet Helps Lay Affairs to Rest

Some funeral home directors noted that consumers occasionally defy the rules. Jonathan Fisher, a funeral director at Fisher Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services in Lafayette, Ind., said he created his own crowdfunding site, FundTheFuneral.com, after clients did not pay for services with donations they solicited elsewhere online. “Families would lie about the amounts raised,” he […]

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