Trending on GoFundMe: Help for a Disabled Cop, a Crossing Guard, and a Homeless Man
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Ticket prices have skyrocketed, but that’s not stopping diehard Cubs and Indians fans from doing everything they can to catch a game at Wrigley or Progressive Field. To date, over 120 GoFundMe campaigns have raised more than $100,000 to purchase baseball tickets
The GoFundMe campaign to support the Sacred Stone Camp in its protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline has raised over $1.3 million dollars. The campaign was started in April of this year and has gained steady support in the past 6 months. With donations coming from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and 60 countries, this campaign is the 4th largest GoFundMe campaign ever.
$14,253 raised by 216 people in 2 days
After he survived a massive heart attack at his station, Officer Andrew Jones has had several stages of amputations on his left foot and right leg. His insurance only covers 100 days of rehab, so he’s facing enormous costs in making his home wheelchair accessible. In just two days, Officer Jones’s community donated enough to exceed the initial goal of $10k, and the support is still coming in.
$16,090 raised by 719 people in 11 days
For over 20 years, Wilma Price has been rescuing animals at the shelter she founded called Mr. K’s Pet Shelter. But when she met a homeless man named Patrick and his dog Franklin, who was locked up in the pound, she decided to make a difference. So far she’s raised over $16k to help turn Patrick’s life around, and now he’s accompanying her on animal rescue missions.
$9,575 raised by 164 people in 16 days
Crossing guard Mike Dresslin has been serving his community for over 18 years. Now that this widower is battling lung cancer, his community is stepping up to get him the help he needs. Not only have these neighbors raised money for his health care, but they’re visiting him in the hospital and giving him love and support during his treatment.
$29,955 raised by 326 people in 3 days
New Orleans, LA
Dave Rosser is a virtuoso guitar player who has toured with The Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers, Mark Lanegan, Marc Broussard, and more. After Dave was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer, friends have organized benefit shows and this GoFundMe campaign to help him with his impending medical costs. Nearly $30k has been raised in just 3 days.
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest online fundraising platform, with over $3 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 25 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives.