Thursday, December 7, 2017

More Than 20,000 GoFundMe Campaigns Started in Tennessee This Year

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Tennesseans started 24,000 GoFundMe campaigns this year and 282,000 residents made donations to at least one of them, the fundraising platform's officials announced today.


The campaign raising the most money in the state this year was Team Johnson, which raised over $400,000 for a widower and his newborn child in Nashville.


The second most-donated-to campaign was for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. It was started in Nashville and raised just under $400,000 for Red Cross’ disaster-relief efforts in Texas.


Meanwhile, more than $200,000 was raised for a campaign out of Chattanooga aiming to secure the right to private internet history.


Finally, the David Wesley Bangean campaign raised a little over $100,000 for a 20-year-old college student’s medical bills in East Tennessee.


Around the country, the state with the most donors this year was California. It had more than two million unique donors, giving to 138,443 campaigns.


Texas followed with about 1.5 million donations to 109,906 different campaign.

Overall, this year's top GoFundMe campaign by far was for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting in October, raising over $11 million.


Since launching in 2010, GoFundMe has become the largest social fundraising platform, raising over $5 billion to date.


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