GoFundMe "Trump Wall" campaign to refund all donors after falling short of $1 billion goal

www.cbsnews.com | 1/11/2019 | Staff
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A GoFundMe campaign to subsidize what it called "the Trump Wall" will refund all money to donors because it did not meet its $1 billion goal, said Bobby Whithorne, director of North America Communications for GoFundMe. Donors will receive their money on April 11, unless they choose to donate their contribution to the campaign creator's new venture, GoFundMe said in an email to the campaign's participants.

Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran, raised more than $20 million on the crowd-funding platform to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. At the onset of the campaign, Kolfage said he would only collect the funds if the campaign hit its goal of $1 billion -- about one-fifth of what President Trump has been demanding from Congress to build it.

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"However, that did not happen. This means all donors will receive a refund," Whithorne said in an email to CBS News.

In an update to donors Friday, Kolfage did not say missing the goal was the main reason for...
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