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Sport GoFundMe campaign for Humboldt Broncos now among top five in the world

10:11  10 april  2018
10:11  10 april  2018 Source:   vancouversun.com

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For perspective, the Humboldt Broncos fund is now the fourth largest campaign among GoFundMe campaigns around the world , an indication of the far-reaching impact the tragedy has had. The rest of the top five largest GoFundMe campaigns are listed below

For perspective, the Humboldt Broncos fund is now the third largest campaign among GoFundMe campaigns around the world , an indication of the far-reaching impact the tragedy has had. The rest of the top five largest GoFundMe campaigns are listed below

The crowd funding campaign to support the Humboldt Broncos survivors is now the largest GoFundMe campaign in Canada and among the top five largest campaigns internationally.

By Monday afternoon, the fund had reached nearly $6.3 million, after its initial goal was bumped up to $4 million. A total of  82,137 donors from more than 65 countries have contributed, with the majority being Canadians.

However, the number of donors and the total is changing hourly, according to GoFundMe spokeswoman Rachel Hollis.

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The funds donated through the GoFundMe campaign will be transferred to a newly created non-profit corporation known as " Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc." to be allocated for their intended purpose. Top Categories.

The crowd funding campaign to support the Humboldt Broncos survivors is now the largest GoFundMe campaign in Canada and among the top five in the world ! As of 3:10 pm MST today ,969,933 has been donated from people around the world .

“There are no words that could express the incredible support the hockey community has seen here,” wrote campaign organizer Sylvie Kellington on Sunday.

“Almost 60,000 people from almost 60 countries around the world have heard our story and were moved to help. Thank you to everyone for your kindness and prayers, your donations, and for sharing this GoFundMe far and wide.”

Previously, the highest total raised for a Canadian event was  $1.1 million across 183 individual GoFundMe campaigns during the Fort McMurray wildfires. That is now the second largest collective donation from Canadians to a single event.

For perspective, the Humboldt Broncos fund is now the fourth largest campaign among GoFundMe campaigns around the world, an indication of the far-reaching impact the tragedy has had.

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The crowd funding campaign to support the Humboldt Broncos survivors is now the largest GoFundMe campaign in Canada and among the top five in the world ! As of 3:10 pm MST today ,969,933 has been donated from people around the world .

Donations stemming from the heartbreak of 15 deaths in the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash have propelled a fund for the players’ families into GoFundMe ’s top five largest global campaigns .

To date, GoFundMe’s largest campaign internationally is the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund, which has raised $21.5 million from more than 20,400 donors since December 2017. That campaign seeks to support those without the means to fight sexual harassment or sexual assault cases in court; the project was spearheaded by a number of prominent Hollywood actresses and entertainment figures.

The rest of the top five largest GoFundMe campaigns are listed below:

• The second largest campaign is the Las Vegas Victims Fund, which raised $11.8 million in the aftermath of a mass shooting that left 58 people dead and 851 injured.

• The third largest campaign is the Support Victims of Pulse Shooting campaign, which raised $7.8 million. The June 2016 shooting left 49 people dead and injured 58 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fl.

• The Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund raised $6.7 million and is ranked in third place. Seventeen people were killed and 17 others were injured in the February 2018 school shooting.

• The March For Our Lives campaign has raised $3.5 million and is in fifth place. The campaign was launched to support the student-led protest for stricter gun control.

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