Wall Donations Refunded Or Shifted To Non-Profit Effort

Wall Donations Refunded Or Shifted To Non-Profit Effort

Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran, has since created a 501 (c) (4) nonprofit "We Build the Wall, Inc.", and is asking people to send their donation to the new organization instead.

"There was a change in the use of funds", Whithorne said in statement to TIME on Saturday. GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said "it's up to the campaign organizer to turn donations off". That is likely to shrink the impressive eight-figure pot, at least in the short term.

Since the goal wasn't reached, the money will be returned to donors.

The original goal was $1bn. That impressive pace continued and before long the fundraiser had racked up more than $20 million in donations, meaning, had it been successful, it would have been one of the biggest GoFundMe campaigns ever.

"However, that did not happen", he said. "This means all donors will receive a refund", Whithorne told CBS of the GoFundMe.

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However, the more than 339,000 contributors now have the option to either receive a refund or to forward their donation. The message tells donors they can get a refund if they do nothing or they can redirect their donation to the non-profit.

A protester in Washington on the 22nd day of the USA government shutdown. "All donors will be contacted by GoFundMe via email and they can also find additional the donor form directly on the campaign page", he said. Donors who do not act will have their money refunded.

President Trump is still demanding that Congress fund his wall and partially shut the government down on December 22, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay. "GoFundMe said everyone is opting in to our new plan at a rate they've never seen!"

"Unanimously", Kolfage wrote, "we have all come to the conclusion that the federal government wont be able to accept our donations anytime soon".

"We Build the Wall" has assembled a board of directors led by Kolfage and engaged an impressive team of advisors to provide critical guidance on the project's legal, engineering, contracting, environmental, accounting, maintenance, and real estate issues and serve on the advisory board and or the construction, finance and or audit committees.

A spokesperson for Brian Kolfage, Jennifer Lawrence, did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

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