GoFundMe Refunding $20 Million To Those Who Donated To Build Border Wall
By Bill Galluccio
January 12, 2019
The GoFundMe campaign started by Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee Air Force veteran to raise one billion dollars to fund the construction of a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border appears to be over after falling well short of its goal.
According to CNN, GoFundMe said that because only $20 million of the billion-dollar goal was raised, they will begin the process of refunding the money to people who have donated.
"When the campaign was created, the campaign organizer specifically stated on the campaign page, 'If we don't reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny,'" GoFundMe told CNN. "He also stated on the campaign page, '100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall. If for ANY reason we don't reach our goal we will refund your donation.' That did not happen. This means all donors will receive a refund."
Donors who still wish to help fund the border wall are being asked to redirect their donation to "We Build the Wall, Inc.," a non-profit organization started by Kolfage.
"When I created this fundraiser, I said if we did not reach our goal we will refund donors. I am honoring that commitment today. We will promptly refund your donation unless you tell us you approve our new plan for action," Kolfage said.
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