GoFundMe Will Reimburse $20Million for Build The Wall Campaign
The GoFundMe account started by Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage failed to meet it’s $1Billion goal, so GoFundMe is going to reimburse the donors. But Brian has started a nonprofit called “We Build The Wall, Inc.” where people can redirect their funds to continue the process.
Update: Brian Kolfage denied that the campaign has failed, according to Breitbart. He has assembled a team of directors for his nonprofit.
The GoFundMe account raised $20 Million in just one month, with over 300,000 donors.
“If a donor does not want a refund, and they want their donation to go to the new organization, they must proactively elect to redirect their donation to that organization. If they do not take that step, they will automatically receive a full refund.” Bobby Whithorne, GoFundMe spokesman
Originally, the GoFundMe page listed its goal at $1 Billion. Now, his nonprofit says they plan to reach the $5 Billion for the border wall. The original planned to give the money to the federal government if it met the goal. Now they state that they will build the wall themselves.
Stars and Stripes reported,
In his original fundraiser, Kolfage used a Castle Rock address where donors could send checks. Now, he has invited former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, a conservative and staunch proponent of a border wall, to join his team for the newly created nonprofit called “We Build the Wall, Inc.,” according to a new post on his original GoFundMe account page.
Our highly experienced team is highly confident that we can complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government,” he said on the website, “while meeting or exceeding all required regulatory, engineering, and environmental specifications.”
The left-leaning media “BuzzFeed” did a story that basically accused Kolfage of pocketing money for wounded veterans and being banned from Facebook for misinformation in the name of profit. We wonder if they’ve ever been banned from any social media. Probably not.
So, Kolfage has again updated the campaign to build the wall himself. He’s formed a non-profit (to move the $$ to) and a team
Since he broke his original promise, GoFundMe said “all donors will receive a refund”
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) January 11, 2019
So what do you think?