Published: Sat, January 12, 2019

GoFundMe border wall campaign to refund donors after falling short of goal

GoFundMe border wall campaign to refund donors after falling short of goal

At the onset of the campaign, Kolfage said he would only collect the funds if the campaign hit its goal of $1 billion - about one-fifth of what President Trump has been demanding from Congress to build it.

Heartened by the overwhelming support of fellow Americans who have donated over $20 million to the viral GoFundMe campaign "We the People Will Fund the Wall", war hero and triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage announced the launch of a 501 (c) 4 called "We Build the Wall, Inc." which will fund the private construction of a wall along the United States' Southern Border.

Kolfage, who previously monetized an operation posting conspiracy clickbait on Facebook, and who has run other crowdfunding efforts to fund veteran mentorship that suspiciously never seem to have reached a military hospital, claims We Fund The Wall will buy up land from Texas landowners, and says he can build a wall 2 miles long with the money he already has (assuming most of the GoFundMe donors opt to pass it along to his new enterprise).

"However, that did not happen".

"We Build the Wall" has assembled a board of directors led by Kolfage and engaged an impressive team of advisors to provide critical guidance on the project's legal, engineering, contracting, environmental, accounting, maintenance, and real estate issues and serve on the advisory board and or the construction, finance and or audit committees. "This means all donors will receive a refund".

Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee who was wounded while serving in Iraq in 2004, has received thousands of donations totaling $20,132,662 since December 16.

In a statement on January 11, Kolfage explained the choice to create a 501 (c)(4). Kolfage said that he hopes the money raised "will jumpstart things" and "be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians".

A partial government shutdown over the border wall between President Trump and Congressional Democrats is now tied for the longest in USA history.

While there are a range of estimates to fully build a border wall along the southern border, many estimates exceed $20 billion. Instead, he pointed to government inefficiencies and the fact that the federal government "won't be able to accept our donations anytime soon".

U.S President Donald Trump's border wall prototypes stand near the U.S. -Mexico border in San Diego, Calif., on July 16, 2018.

Kolfage believes the organization can complete "significant segments of the wall" faster than the government, according a statement he added to the GoFundMe description.

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