Supporters of Sacred Stone Camp’s Dakota Access Pipeline protest have successfully secured more than $1.1 million on GoFundMe. The campaign, which was launched six months ago, has been dubbed the fourth largest raise on the crowdfunding platform.
The Sacred Stone Camp teamed up with Oectc Sakowin- Seven Council Fires, Indians and Cowboys, and other organizations that are taking a stand again the Dakota Access Pipeline, which will cross the Missouri Rive and Cannon Ball River. The organizations stated they believe the pipeline will destroy the land and water. They launched the campaign seeking water propane, food, and blankets for the camp.
Speaking about the campaign’s success, CEO of GoFundMe, Rob Solomon, stated:
“GoFundMe makes it easy for communities to come together to fundraise for causes they deeply care about. Over the past six months, this campaign has received growing support, with more than 21,000 people donating over $1.1 million so far to help this important cause.”
Including the Sacred Stone campaign, there has been close to $1.4 million reportedly raised by nearly 100 campaigns on the GoFundMe platform to support the efforts of peaceful protests.
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