Bron­cos’ cam­paign among largest

Lethbridge Herald - - HEADLINE NEWS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

A GoFundMe cam­paign cre­ated af­ter the Hum­boldt Bron­cos bus crash was the sec­ond largest on the fundrais­ing plat­form this year.

The cam­paign, which raised nearly Cdn$15.2 mil­lion, is at the top of GoFundMe’s ‘Year in Giv­ing’ re­port for 2018.

It’s sec­ond only to the fundrais­ing cam­paign for the TIME’S UP Le­gal De­fense Fund, which was launched in De­cem­ber 2017 as part of the #metoo move­ment in the United States.

That fundraiser, which helps de­fray le­gal costs for vic­tims of sex­ual ha­rass­ment, as­sault, abuse and re­tal­i­a­tion in the work­place, has raised nearly US$22 mil­lion to be­come the largest GoFundMe drive ever.

The money raised in the Hum­boldt Bron­cos GoFundMe cam­paign had to go through a court-su­per­vised process be­fore be­ing dis­trib­uted.

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