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Donors to GoFundMe’s $20 Million Border Wall Campaign Will Receive Refunds

Donors to the crowdfunding effort to support the border wall President Trump wants to build at the U.S.-Mexico border could receive refunds after the campaign missed its target amount.

The GoFundMe campaign was started in December by triple-amputee Air Force veteran and Trump supporter Brian Kolfage and aimed to raise $1 billion toward the border wall’s $5 billion price tag. The effort had since raised roughly $20.3 million from some 340,000 donors.

But those donors could be getting a refund. “When the campaign was created, the campaign organizer specifically stated on the campaign page, ‘If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny,’” a spokesperson for GoFundMe said in an email to MarketWatch. “However, that did not happen. This means all donors will receive a refund.”

Read more at MarketWatch

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