Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe 2nd only to #MeToo fundraiser

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WATCH ABOVE: A Saskatoon judge approves plan to pay survivors and families of the deceased from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Ryan Kessler reports – Nov 28, 2018

A GoFundMe campaign created after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash was the second largest on the fundraising platform this year.

The campaign, which raised nearly C$15.2 million, is at the top of GoFundMe’s ‘Year in Giving’ report for 2018.

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It’s second only to the fundraising campaign for the TIME’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 US$22 million to become the largest GoFundMe drive ever.

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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 team’s bus and a semi collided in rural Saskatchewan while the Broncos were on their way to a playoff game.

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