Tagged: gofundme

Girlfriend of Azel Prather, Jr. Tells MTV: The Comments About His GoFundMe Campaign Were Definitely Misplaced

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Her boyfriend, Azel Prather Jr., launched a GoFundMe campaign to save their relationship from spring break Miami temptations, and now, 22-year-old college student Marissa is ready to share her thoughts about the project. During her and Prather’s interview with MTV, Marissa spoke about other people’s reactions to the already infamous campaign: “[The comments were] definitely misplaced. Those… Read More

UFC’s Mark Coleman Shares Appreciation For GoFundMe Donors


Last week, Crowdfund Insider shared details about a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe that was dedicated to former UFC champion, Mark Coleman. The initiative was started by his longtime training partner and friend, Wes Sims and the funds were to help pay for medical bills that Coleman has been dealing with since his struggles with a mysterious… Read More

Overly Protective Boyfriend Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Follow Girlfriend to Miami for Spring Break

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It’s a story like no other: girl tells boy she’s going to Miami for spring break, boy decides to seek the help of strangers to buy a plane ticket so he can follow her and “chaperone” her beachy adventure. Seems legit? Azel Prather Jr., the creator of the infamous “Save My Relationship” crowdfunding campaign on… Read More

Quebec Woman in Hijab Controversy Rejects $52,000 Raised Through GoFundMe Campaign

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Last month, a Quebec woman by the name of Rania El-Alloul made headlines when Judge Eliana Marengo dismissed her case against Quebec’s automobile insurance board due to her wearing a hijab in the courthouse. In an effort to help her, a campaign on GoFundMe was started to help purchase a vehicle for her because she is separated and… Read More

UFC’s Wes Sims Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Help Mark Coleman with Medical Bills


Seeks to help a friend in need, UFC alum, Wes Sims has hit GoFundMe to raise $100,000 for his longtime training partner and notably “The Godfather of Ground and Pound ” Mark Coleman. Stating what made him turn to the crowdfunding platform for help, Sim wrote: “My name is Wes ‘A Whole Show’ Sims. I am… Read More

Supporters Hit GoFundMe to Raise Nearly $500,000 For Greek Orthodox Priest’s Family Following A Deadly Crash

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Greek Orthodox theologian succumbs to injuries in Connecticut car crash. Fr. Matthew Baker died on Route 2 in Norwich after he lost control of his van in the snow. He is survived by six children and his stay-at-home wife who is now in the winter storm of mourning and anxiety. She is alone worrying about… Read More

Sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame Receives Over $150,000 Through GoFundMe to Replace Broken Boiler

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Seeking to help the sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame as much as possible, supporters have taken to GoFundMe in order to raise funds for the nuns as they continue to endure the harsh Chicago winter without a workable boiler. The campaign’s organizer and senior producer of  Chicago morning television show, Windy City LIVE., Hank Mendheim stated, “A fraternity… Read More

Louisiana Woman Officially Charged With Theft in GoFundMe Scam Case


This past fall, Abbeville, Louisiana woman by the name of Fallon Mouton raised $4,600 through GoFundMe campaign supposedly for a Texas man, Moses Perez, who recently lost his fiancée, Jessica Rodriguez, due to giving birth complications. The funds were to help the family “make ends meet.” Unfortunately, Mouton was actually scamming donors and using the story to steal… Read More

Family of Los Vegas’ Road Rage Victim Returns GoFundMe Funds Midst Fraud Accusations

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Last week, tragic struck in Las Vegas when a mother of four was killed after a road rage incident. According to previous reports, Tammy Meyers was giving her daughter a driver’s lesson on February 12th. After wrapping up the lesson, she took control of the vehicle and started heading home. Unfortunately, Tammy and another vehicle came to… Read More

Eric Garner’s Family Reveal They Have Yet to Receive Crowdfunding Campaign Funds

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Last summer, news broke out that New York resident Eric Garner died after police officer Daniel Panaloe, put him in a chokehold. The death was apparently caused by Garner refusing the orders from Panaloe and other law enforcement official, Justin Damico. Since the shocking news (and video footage) surfaced, supporters have conducted rallies to protest against police… Read More

Penn State Fans Rally Behind Basketball Coach Pat Chambers; Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Pay $10,000 Big Ten Fine

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Earlier this month, Penn State’s basketball coach Pat Chambers was hit with a $10,000 fine for making a comment about a “bad call” that was made by NCAA officials during the Maryland game on February 4th.  Now the university’s fans and students are rallying behind the coach to help raise the outrageous funds through GoFundMe…. Read More

Sureshbhai Patel Receives Nearly $175,000 From GoFundMe Project After Confrontation With Police Officer Eric Parker

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Seeking to help Sureshbhai Patel in his time of need, supporters from all over have taken to GoFundMe to fund his medical expenses, after he was paralyzed by a police officer in Alabama earlier this month. According to Huffington Post, shortly after Patel arrived in the U.S. to care for his 17-month-old son, a neighbor called… Read More

Update: Detroit’s James Robertson Moves Out of Unsafe Neighborhood After Receiving $350,000 From GoFundMe Campaign

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Earlier this month, a college student named Evan Leedy debuted a GoFundMe campaign for Detroit resident, James Robertson. Robertson made headlines when his rough work commute surfaced to the public. Thanks to the campaign, which generated $350,001 from 13,248 supporters, Robertson will not only be able to purchase a brand new car, but also a new… Read More

Re-Introduced Innovation Act May Stop Patent Trolls From Targeting Crowdfunding Startups

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Venture Beat recently reported that on Thursday (February 5th), House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte re-introduced the Innovative Act, which is considered a bipartisan bill that may stop “patent trolls” in their tracks. The Electronic Freedom Frontier describes a troll as; “A patent troll uses patents as legal weapons, instead of actually creating any new products or coming… Read More

Update: Father of Special Needs Son Raises Nearly $500,000 on GoFundMe; Mother Speaks Out About Accusations


It’s a story that continues to melt hearts everywhere: a father choosing to take care of his son with down syndrome over keeping his marriage with his wife. The now-single New Zealand native, Samuel Forrest, has successfully secured over $485,000 through GoFundMe so that he may take care of his little boy Leo. But now,… Read More

Boston Man Launches $300M GoFundMe Project to Help Modernize The City’s Bus System


Seeking to make changes to the old, unsafe, rather scary Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s subway system, a Boston area resident has launched a $300M crowdfunding initiative on GoFundMe to help bring the transit into the 21st century. Explaining the situation (jokingly), campaign organizer, Janssen McCormick writes,”The MBTA is outmoded, unsafe and incapable of withstanding the rigors… Read More

First Time Dad Refuses to Give Up on His Special Needs Son; Launches GoFundMe Campaign For Living Costs

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Auckland, New Zealand native and first time father, Samuel Forrest, was so excited when his wife told him that they were expecting a child. Everything went well during the pregnancy and there were no worries what’s so ever on the delivery day. Unfortunately, Forrest’s life changed forever when Armenia doctors, who were present at the birthing,… Read More

Update: Family of Alan Barnes Halts GoFundMe Campaign at £330,000

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Earlier this week, a woman named Katie Cutler launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to help raise funds for Hillside Place resident Alan Barnes, an older handicap man that was knocked to the ground by the thug who attempted to rob him. In result of the mugging, Barnes suffered from a broken collar bone and left in distress. Originally… Read More

New Jersey’s Mater Dei Prep Hits GoFundMe to Avoid Closure; Alumni & NBC’s Brian Williams Shows Support

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In an effort to stop its June 2015 closure, a supporter of the Middletown, New Jersey’s Mater Dei Prep launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $1 million. The campaign’s description reads, “Facing a sever multi-year financial deficit, Mater Dei Prep, Middletown will close its door in June. The closure was announced on February 3rd by Father… Read More

Detroit Man Set to Receive New Vehicle Thanks to GoFundMe Initiative

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A Detroit resident named James Robertson made headlines when the story about his rough work commute surfaced this week. The 56-year-old man walks from his home on Woodward Ave to catch his morning bus to Somerset Collection in Troy before he walks to his job at Schain Mold & Engineering in Rochester Hills. Daily, James… Read More