Over the weekend, crowdfunding portal GoFundMe announced that 175 initiatives have successfully raised over $150,000 for the victims of the West Virginia floods.
The funding platform shared:
” On June 23, 2016, a historic flood hit West Virginia, leaving 24 individuals dead, destroying homes and businesses, and devastating entire communities. Within hours of the news, multiple GoFundMe campaigns were created to support the victims and families. Over the last few days, the GoFundMe community has collectively raised over $150,000 from more than 175 campaigns to support the individuals impacted by the flood.”
GoFundMe went on to add users of its website are known to launch initiatives for those who have been affected by various natural disasters:
“The GoFundMe community has a history of coming together in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Donations continue to pour in for those impacted by the fires in Canada, raising over $1 million. Over $1 million dollars was raised for the victims and their families of the earthquakes in Ecuador in April, and $7 million was raised on GoFundMe in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes.”
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