GoFundMe Wall project changes purpose and money may have to be refunded

The GoFundMe project to build President Trump’s border wall went viral last month and so far has raised over $20 million but now, after a mission change, all those donations may be refunded.

Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage started the fundraiser with the mission to raise $1 billion to send to the government to fund the wall, but since the project has failed to reach that goal, he’s shifting the money to a private nonprofit instead.

We Fund The Wall, the name of the new nonprofit, includes Erik Prince, the founder of military contractor Blackwater; David Clarke, former sheriff of Milwaukee County; Fox News contributor Sara Carter; Tom Tancredo, a former Colorado congressman; and former Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach.

They say the money raised will go to build the wall themselves instead of sending it to the government to use.

From the GoFundMe Page:

But because the fundraiser changed, people who donated now have 90 days to opt-in to the redirection of monies or else GoFundMe will refund their donation back to them.

 

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