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#FergusonRebuild Initiative Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise $150,000

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Continuing to do whatever it takes to stop the destruction of Ferguson, Missouri businesses, an initiative known as #FergusonRebuild has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to help save many of the town’s shops after multiple riots, due to the jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson after he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael… Read More

Family of the Gaithersburg Plane Crash Victims Receives Nearly $400,000 in Two Days on GoFundMe

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Showing support for Marie Gemmell and her two sons after they lost their lives in Monday morning’s Gaithersburg, Maryland plane crash, an identified friend of the family, Jennifer Miller, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $400,000 that will go towards the family so that they may rebuild their lives after such a terrible loss. Sharing… Read More

Cleveland Attorney Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Pursue Legal Action Against Lena Dunham & Her Memoir’s Publisher

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Earlier this fall, “Girls” star Lena Dunham released her book Not that Kind of Girl. The new memoir exposed untold stories about the actress, including a sexual assault during her days at Oberlin College. Now, the man that was apparently involved in the situation, who is referred to as “Barry,” is not only filing a lawsuit… Read More

More Ferguson Business Owners Turn to GoFundMe As Riots Continue to Destroy Shops

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As the city of Ferguson continues to experience riots and devastation following the jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of teenager, Michael Brown, more and more business owners are launching crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundMe for receive more help in repair costs. Like other Ferguson business, Natalie’s Cakes, which has… Read More

Hands Up United Launches GoFundMe Campaign For New Ferguson Youth Tech Program

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New Ferguson-based organization, Hands Up United, hit GoFundMe last week to raise funds for a new program called Ferguson First Youth Tech Program, which is aiming to help the city’s youth with technological projects. According to the campaign’s description, Hands Up United is a youth led movement that started in Ferguson after the shooting of Mike Brown… Read More

Bakery Damaged in Ferguson Riots Raises Over $200,000 in One Day on GoFundMe

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The events surrounding the shooting death in the small town of  Ferguson, Missouri have certainly been tragic and unfortunate.  But occasionally some events that inspire rise to the surface contrasting despair with hope.  Natalie’s Cakes and More, operated by Natalie Dubose from Ferguson, saw here business damaged during the riots at the peak of her… Read More

Scam Alert: Alleged Bone Cancer Patient Shuts Down GoFundMe Campaign After Being Busted With Bogus Photos

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Earlier this month, an alleged Iraq war veteran known as Kevin Fish debuted his crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $4,000 for what he noted to be his final trip to his family in Louisiana before he died from bone cancer. Fish shared on the campaign’s website, “I am fighting bone cancer and it’s not… Read More

Supporters Hit GoFundMe to Help Raise $950,000 For Canadian Couple After Medical Bill Woes

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Turning to the crowd after a very unfortunate circumstance, a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise $950,000 for Canadian couple so they may pay off a medical bill that they received after the birth of their daughter in Hawaii. According to the campaign, Humboldt residents, Jennifer Huculak and Darren Kimmel, were overjoyed to become… Read More

Scam Alert: Louisiana Woman Reportedly Rips Off Donors Seeking to Help Single Father Through GoFundMe Campaign

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Earlier this week, an Abbeville, Louisiana woman was arrested for “defrauding donors” through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. According to an Austin, Texas news station, Taylor, Texas law enforcement officials stated that Fallon Mouton raised $4,600 through the campaign for a Texas man, Moses Perez, who recently lost his fiancée, Jessica Rodriguez, due to giving… Read More

Boston University’s Student-Ran Newspaper Successfully Raises $70,000 Through GoFundMe Campaign & Sponsored Donations

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Last week, a group of students at Boston University hit GoFundMe to raise $70,000 for the independent student-ran newspaper, The Daily Free Press. According to the campaign, the new paper will stop publishing its weekly print edition on December 31st if the media outlet doesn’t pay its $70,000 debt. According to the campaign’s description, The Daily Free… Read More

Rover’s Morning Glory Radio Host Launches GoFundMe Campaign To Help Former Producer After Family Tragedy; Raises Over $25,000 in One Day

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On Monday (November 10th), former producer of Rover’s Morning Glory radio show, Rob Garguilo, received the devastating news that his girlfriend and two children were struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a street. His five week old daughter, Serena, unfortunately passed away this morning (November 12th), while his girlfriend, Sarah, and 4-year-old son, Ben, continue… Read More

Woman Who Crowdfunded Pricey Uber Ride Responds to Critics as She Becomes Minor Internet Celebrity

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The internet can be a weird place sometimes.  From expensive Uber rides to Potato Salad crowdfunding campaigns sometimes I just don’t quite understand.  Last weekend we wrote about Gabrielle Wathen who stumbled into the internet vortex as she rather innocently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to pick up the $362 tab on an Uber… Read More

Friends & Co-workers Launch GoFundMe Campaign For SpaceShipTwo Pilot Michael Alsbury; Reaches Nearly $100,000 in Two Days

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Last Friday (October 31st), Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suffered a suborbital spaceliner accident and crashed in the desert of Mojave, California. One test pilot, Michael Alsbury, was killed, while another, Peter Siebold, was injured in the crash. Space.com reported that acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Christopher Hart, stated an early review of telemetry and video from inside SpaceShipTwo during… Read More

Supporters Launch GoFundMe Crowdfunding Campaign To Raise Funds For Kinder Morgan Protesters’ Legal Defense; Raises Nearly $19,000 in One Day

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Ready to help protestors take on the famous pipeline expert, Kinder Morgan, a group known as Land Defenders has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $40,000 for their legal defense team after the company served them with a $5.6 million dollar lawsuit. According to the Vancouver Sun, The oil and gas giant’s Trans Mountain pipeline subsidiary is… Read More

Woman Crowdfunds to Pay Steep Uber Bill, Gets Hazed by Commenters as She Raises Nearly $600 in 18 Hours

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Gabrielle Wathen got more than she bargained for when she got nailed for an Uber charge of $362 dollars.  After realizing she was on the hook to pay Uber’s somewhat usurious peak charges she took a practical approach and hit GoFundMe to crowdfund the bill.  It seems a bit of partying on Halloween had dampened… Read More

Bandmates of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Launch GoFundMe Campaign For Drummer’s Medical Expenses

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Seeking support from their devoted fans, the rockers of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have hit GoFundMe to help raise funds to cover the brain surgery that their drummer, Leah Shapiro, needs. According to Contact Music, the San Francisco-based group canceled a string of gigs earlier this month to allow Shapiro to undergo the operation after she was diagnosed… Read More

Better Business Bureau Continues to Warn Against Ebola Crowdfunding Campaign Scams

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As consumers continue to search for the truth behind the deadly Ebola virus, including cures and projects dedicated to Texas nurses Amber Vinson and Nina Pham, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has revealed that are more scams continuing to surface.  As previously reported, the city of Cleveland’s division of the Better Business Bureau issued a warning Thursday (October… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign for Ebola Patient Amber Vinson Has Been Dubbed a Fake

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Earlier this week, Amber Vinson, one of the Texas nurses that was treating Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, traveled between Dallas, Texas and Cleveland, Ohio before finding out she was positive for the virus. The situation grabbed public attention and caused total chaos in the Cleveland and Akron areas, where she had reportedly stayed for several… Read More

Abortion Crowdfunding Organizer Reveals “Take Down” Request From GoFundMe

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During the past couple of weeks, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has been under fire due to announcing the update of their Content Guidelines. This new guidelines hit the web after one organizer, by the name of Bailey, launched a campaign to help fund her “necessary” abortion. The GoFundMe campaign reads, “Bailey is currently unemployed, completely broke, in… Read More

WePay Triples Payment Volume in Crowdfunding

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WePay, a provider of payments for platform businesses, announced on Wednesday a three-fold, year-over-year increase in payment volume from crowdfunding sites. WePay powers five out of the top ten crowdfunding sites including GoFundMe, YouCaring.com, GiveForward, CrowdRise, and Fundly and saw an average of 276 percent growth in payment volume over the same month last year… Read More