Fundraiser for Humboldt Broncos raises over $15 million â€” the second-largest GoFundMe campaign in 2018
|Toronto Star 06 Dec 2018 at 14:05|
The campaign, which raised nearly $15.2 million (CDN), is at the top of GoFundMeâ€™s â€˜ Year in Givingâ€™ report for 2018.
Itâ€™s second only to the fundraising campaign for the TIMEâ€™S UP Legal Defense Fund, which was launched in December 2017 as part of the #metoo movement in the United States.
That fundraiser, which helps defray legal costs for victims of sexual harassment, assault, abuse and retaliation in the workplace, has raised nearly $22 million (US) to become the largest GoFundMe drive ever.
The money raised in the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign had to go through a court-supervised process before being distributed.
A Saskatchewan judge recently approved a $525,000 payout to each of the 16 families who lost a loved one and $475,000 for each of the 13 players who were injured in the April 6 crash.
The junior hockey teamâ€™s bus and a semi collided in rural Saskatchewan while the Broncos were on their way to a playoff game.