The GoFundMe platform will return to donors the more than 20 million dollars collected to build a wall on the US border. and Mexico, because the promoter has changed parts of the campaign, national media reported today.
Last month, veteran Brian Kolfage launched through GoFundMe, an online fundraising platform, a campaign to raise $ 1 billion towards the construction of a wall on the southern border, an initiative that thanks to some 340,000 donors today has added more than 20 million dollars.
On Friday, however, Kolfage, a former member of the US Air Force. and that he lost three extremists in 2004 during the conflict in Iraq, announced on the campaign website the creation in Florida of the non-profit organization We Build the Wall, Inc. and asked donors to redirect the money to the new entity .
“When I created this fundraising campaign, I said that if we did not reach our goal, we will reimburse the donors,” he said, and then promise to return the money to the taxpayers unless they agree to the “new plan for action.” “
Spokespersons of the fundraising platform recalled that promise to justify the decision to return the money.
“He also said on the campaign page: ‘100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall, if for any reason we do not reach our goal, we will reimburse you for your donation,'” said GoFundMe, according to CNN.
“That did not happen, this means that all donors will receive a refund,” said Bobby Whithorne, spokesman for the platform.
In a message on the campaign page, Kolfage noted that the collection on the web still stands and in fact this Sunday was still receiving donations, so it is unknown whether the platform will make effective its decision and when.
The veteran, who started his campaign for being “tired of seeing the inability of the Government” to secure the southern border, said the federal government will not be able to receive donations collected in the short term, and hence the need to create the new organization .
We Build the Wall, Inc. has in its board of advisors prominent figures such as businessman Erik Prince, former Secretary of State of Kansas Kris Kobach and former Republican Congressman and exasperating Colorado Governor Tom Tancredo. (EFEUSA) .-