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Delivery Driver Took Off Helmet,
Hit Dublin Attacker With It
Nov 28, 2023 1:30 AM CST
Delivery Driver Took Off Helmet, Hit Dublin Attacker With It
Caio Benicio hailed as a hero after knife attack that injured 4
- Caio Benicio, a Brazilian immigrant, was on his motorbike working for a delivery service in Dublin last Thursday when he saw what he thought was a fight and slowed down. As he got closer, however, he saw it was a man stabbing a young girl as a woman tried to...
Cancer Scammer Apologizes:
'I Didn't Do This for Money'
Oct 23, 2023 11:10 AM CDT
Cancer Scammer Apologizes: 'I Didn't Do This for Money'
Madison Russo says it was an attempt to keep her family together; she will avoid prison
- An Iowa woman who falsely claimed to have cancer and documented her "battle" on social media will stay out of prison after a judge gave her probation and a suspended sentence, per the AP . Madison Russo, 20, never had pancreatic cancer, leukemia, or the football-sized tumor wrapped around her...
Bankrolled Poker Player: 'I Did
Lie About Having Colon Cancer'
Sep 24, 2023 1:15 PM CDT
Bankrolled Poker Player: 'I Did Lie About Having Colon Cancer'
GoFundMe shuts down Rob Mercer, who now says he might have another kind of cancer
- An amateur staked to a spot in the World Series of Poker Main Event by sympathetic donors after saying he was suffering from a terminal illness has admitted to making up the sob story. That was wrong, said Rob Mercer of Vallejo, California. "I did lie about having colon...
Turns to GoFundMe
Sep 14, 2023 4:20 PM CDT
Cash-Strapped Hospital Turns to GoFundMe
CEO struggling to meet payroll sets $1.5M goal
- The CEO of a small, independent hospital in Pennsylvania wrote to government officials in the area last month about the dire financial straits Bucktail Medical Center was in. Tim Reeves reminded them that he'd kept them informed about the deteriorating situation, the
Lock Haven Express
reports, and that he...
He Hadn't Missed Work in
3 Decades, Gets Big Reward
in case you missed it
Aug 13, 2023 6:52 AM CDT
He Hadn't Missed Work in 3 Decades, Gets Big Reward
GoFundMe for Las Vegas Burger King worker Kevin Ford has brought in more than $400K
- Last June, a worker at a Nevada Burger King became an unexpected star, lauded for the fact that he hadn't missed a scheduled shift in 27 years. Kevin Ford's brush with fame came courtesy of a video he'd posted on TikTok that highlighted his impressive work ethic...
Man's Generous Donation Ends
Up Being a Little Too Generous
in case you missed it
Jul 2, 2023 3:17 PM CDT
Man's Generous Donation Ends Up Being a Little Too Generous
Californian meant to donate $150, sent $15K instead—but the story has a happy ending for all
- A California man who wanted to help his neighbor with a donation ended up mistakenly being a little too generous—but the story has a happy ending on all counts. A man who's IDing himself simply as Michael first relayed his overspending tale on Reddit last month, explaining how...
GoFundMe Campaign Surges
for Boy Orphaned by Shooting
May 9, 2023 10:34 AM CDT
GoFundMe Campaign Surges for Boy Orphaned by Shooting
Online fundraiser for William Cho, 6, has raised more than $1.3M in Allen, Texas
- One of the young survivors of the mall shooting in Allen, Texas, has evidently struck a nerve among Americans. A GoFundMe page for 6-year-old William Cho had raised more than $1.3 million as of Tuesday morning. William was orphaned in the shooting—his Korean-American parents, Kyu Cho, 37, and...
Had to 'Unretire'
to Pay Rent. The
Kids Stepped In
Feb 23, 2023 8:44 AM CST
School Janitor Had to 'Unretire' to Pay Rent. The Kids Stepped In
Nearly $180K had been raised as of Thursday for 'Mr. James,' who was forced to return to work at 80
- A GoFundMe that popped up last week features the rather ominous title "Getting Mr. James out of this school." It's not an attempt to see a teacher or staff member fired, however—instead, it's an effort by high school students in North Texas to help their...
Her Fake Feel-Good Story
Just Went Even More South
Jan 7, 2023 11:30 AM CST
Her Fake Feel-Good Story Just Went Even More South
Katelyn McClure gets 3 more years in jail in case involving fake $400K fundraiser for homeless man
- A New Jersey woman who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend spread a feel-good story about a homeless veteran that garnered more than $400,000 in online donations has been sentenced to three years in prison on state theft charges. Burlington County prosecutors say Katelyn McClure, 32, wasn't present...
Jan 3, 2023 6:31 AM CST
Bills Player's Charity Flooded by Fans
Donations for Damar Hamlin's Chasing M's Foundation toy drive reach over $3.2M
- The charity of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has received more than $3.2 million in donations following his on-field collapse Monday. Hamlin had created a GoFundMe campaign , seeking $2,500 for the Chasing M's Foundation's third annual toy drive, to benefit Kelly and Nina's Daycare Center...
Sentenced to a Year in Prison
Jul 22, 2022 3:01 AM CDT
GoFundMe Scammer Sentenced to a Year in Prison
Katelyn McClure could get more time on state charges
: New Jersey woman Katelyn McClure has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for her role in a 2017 GoFundMe scam. McClure, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud, was also ordered to pay $400,000 in restitution, the Department of Justice says. The 32-year-old could face more prison...
Strangers Shower Loyal
Burger King Worker With $270K
Jun 30, 2022 7:10 PM CDT
Strangers Shower Loyal Burger King Worker With $270K
Kevin Ford hasn't missed a scheduled shift with HMSHost in 27 years
- A fast-food worker who never missed a single day of work over a 27-year career has just been awarded a $270,000 bonus—all thanks to the kindness of strangers. Kevin Ford, 54, made a splash on social media last month when he shared a video of himself unwrapping the...
Cops: Video Doesn't
Show Boy, 6, Being
Jun 11, 2022 9:45 AM CDT
Cops: Video Doesn't Show Boy, 6, Being Intentionally Burned
Family of Dominick Krankall, 6, who suffered serious burns to face, had claimed bully attacked him
Police in Bridgeport, Conn., have examined footage to see what they could find out about a 6-year-old who was seriously burned in late April—and their assessment is that there's no evidence from that footage that Dominick Krankall was deliberately attacked, per NBC News . Authorities are said to...
GoFundMe Sets Up
Hub to Keep Scammers
From Uvalde Tragedy
May 25, 2022 9:40 AM CDT
GoFundMe Sets Up Hub to Keep Scammers From Uvalde Tragedy
Crowdfunding platform has verified fundraisers; blood donations, legal services also needed for Texas victims
- Wanting to help victims and their families after a tragic event is a natural impulse, but avoiding scammers is key to making sure your money gets into the right hands. After Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two adults were...
Campaign That Raised
Millions for 'Freedom Convoy'
Feb 3, 2022 12:55 AM CST
GoFundMe Suspends Campaign That Raised Millions for 'Freedom Convoy'
Crowdfunding campaign is under review
- A GoFundMe campaign benefiting the "Freedom Convoy" of truckers protesting COVID-19 health measures in Canada raised more than $10 million CAD before it was suspended by the crowdfunding site. "This fundraiser is currently paused and under review to ensure it complies with our terms of service and applicable...
Widow of Marine Killed
in Kabul Has Baby Girl
Sep 16, 2021 8:41 AM CDT
Widow of Marine Killed in Kabul Has Baby Girl
2 fundraisers have brought in more than $900K after death of Rylee McCollum
The widow of one of the Marines killed in last month's suicide bombing at the Kabul airport has given birth to a baby girl. Jiennah Crayton, widow of 20-year-old Rylee McCollum. gave birth to Levi Rylee Rose McCollum Monday at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif., per...
Mom on Brink of Eviction
Raised $200K. Now, a Twist
in case you missed it
Aug 14, 2021 6:30 AM CDT
Mom on Brink of Eviction Raised $200K. Now, a Twist
Dasha Kelly admits she's not biological mom of 3 girls shown with her
- A Nevada mom with three young girls touched people around the nation after CNN profiled her plight about being on the verge of eviction—so much so that a GoFundMe she set up raised nearly $200,000 as of Wednesday. There's now been somewhat of a twist in Dasha...
Relief for Mom Who
Sold Blood Plasma
to Feed Her Kids
Aug 4, 2021 11:10 AM CDT
Relief for Mom Who Sold Blood Plasma to Feed Her Kids
Las Vegas mother Dasha Kelly, on verge of eviction, receives $200K through GoFundMe
- The CDC on Tuesday issued a new "targeted" moratorium through Oct. 3 that will keep people from being evicted in areas of the country with "substantial and high levels of community transmission" of COVID. This pause came days after an old one had expired, leaving millions vulnerable to...
Singer to Pay for Funerals
of 3 Young Country Fans
Jul 23, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
Singer to Pay for Funerals of 3 Young Country Fans
Luke Combs makes the gesture after carbon monoxide is blamed in deaths of 3 men
- Country star Luke Combs, one of the headliners of the Faster Horses Festival, is paying for three fans’ funerals. Three men were found dead in a camping trailer at the Michigan country music festival last weekend, and two more were found in the trailer alive but suffering from carbon monoxide...
There Was a Problem With
Tale of K-9 Shot by Suspect
Apr 6, 2021 5:51 PM CDT
There Was a Problem With Tale of K-9 Shot by Suspect
Thurston County Sheriff K-9 Arlo was wounded by friendly fire, investigation finds
- For weeks, in a wake of attention promoted by law enforcement, residents of Washington state followed the story of a sheriff's department K-9 that the media reported had been shot by a suspect during a high-speed chase. A GoFundMe page set up by the Thurston County Deputy Sheriff's...
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