Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe passes $10M: Why people around the world are donating | Globalnews.ca
The Humboldt Broncos bus crash April 6, 2018 was the worst tragedy for Canadian sports as 16 people lost their lives. The outpouring of love and support from around the world is helping the families, friends and communities move forward minute by minute through their shock and grief. People from around the world are showing their support for the Humboldt Broncos team and staff through donations on the gofundme.com site. The campaign was set up by Sylvie Kellington and as of this writing has raised over 11 million dollars for the families of the crash. There are over 100,000 donors from over 65 countries around the world. This is due to the a true healing technology of a crowdfunding platform. The online fundraising platform allows people to give immediately to those causes that resonate with their emotions. And gofundme.com has a tip aspect to their giving platform which allows the donor to tip (pay) the platform between 10% -20% with 15% being the default tip setting. The donor also has the ability to tip a % they prefer or tip nothing. It puts the option of paying for the use of the platform into the donor's hands. The speed of raising real time money for the families is incredible. Money will not bring back those that were lost but will certainly help the families heal from their grief without having financial pressures bringing more stress. This financial gift will help the Humboldt Broncos rebuild and cover short and long term costs of both physical and emotional trauma and injuries of those surviving the crash. I am grateful for the generosity of so many around the world to help our grieving family, friends and all of the communities affected by the tragedy of the Humboldt bus crash. I am grateful that we have such great online fundraising platforms that provide much needed speedy funds to help rebuild and heal so many lives.