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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:53 AM

GoFundMe is refunding all donations made to the 'Build the Wall' fundraiser

https://www.businessinsider.com/gofundme-refunding-donations-build-the-wall-fundraiser-2019-1?utm_source=reddit.com

By Mariana Alfaro

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The GoFundMe campaign that aimed to raise $1 billion for the border wall is shutting down, and the $20 million raised will be refunded to donors.

GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne told INSIDER that when the campaign was started, founder Brian Kolfage promised donors that all donations would be used to pay for a border wall between the US and Mexico if the $1 billion goal was met.

"However, that did not happen," Whithorne said. "This means all donors will receive a refund."

Kolfage, a US veteran and Trump supporter, updated the campaign's GoFundMe page on Friday announcing the refunds. He also introduced a new 501(c)(4) non-profit Florida Corporation named "We Build the Wall, Inc.," where donors can redirect their refunds to if they still wish for their money to be used, in one way or another, to build a wall.

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Reply GoFundMe is refunding all donations made to the 'Build the Wall' fundraiser (Original post)
applegrove Jan 2019 OP
manor321 Jan 2019 #1
applegrove Jan 2019 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #5
Cha Jan 2019 #3
jaysunb Jan 2019 #4
onethatcares Jan 2019 #6

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:55 AM

1. GoFundMe should never have allowed this in the first place

 

Only Congress can determine where money goes. Donated money would go into the general pool.

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Response to manor321 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:59 AM

2. I bet the people who donated need the money too. Trump voters are

suffering from financial anxiety it seems.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:19 AM

5. probably more russians than po' folk

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:01 AM

3. That's a hellava lot of money!

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:22 AM

4. That's a hellava slick scam.

Even if 90% of them ask for a refund, that's going to be a nice haul.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:16 AM

6. took a look at the site

a few minutes ago. What a great way to separate fools from their money.

I can't wait until the first land owner balks at their easement offer.

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