Orlando GoFundMe Campaign Sets Record


A crowdfunding campaign to support the Orlando Pulse shooting victims and their families has pulled in more than $4 million.
The campaign is GoFundMe’s largest ever, dwarfing the previous record of just over $2 million. The charity site was started in 2010.
Equality Florida, the largest LGBT rights group in the state, posted the GoFundMe fundraiser shortly after a gunman killed 49 people and injured dozens more at a gay club in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history Sunday morning. An earlier death toll of 50, released by officials, had included the gunman.
By Tuesday evening, more than 87,000 people had made contributions. That included a $100,000 donation from GoFundMe, which essentially waived its transaction fee.
Dan Pfeiffer, spokesman for GoFundMe and a CNN contributor, confirmed that the campaign for the Orlando victims was the site’s largest ever.


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