Another GoFundMe page is now circulating online about President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S/Mexico border wall.
But this one isn’t to fund it.
Organized by Charlotte Clymer, a page titled “Ladders to Get Over Trump’s Wall” has raised over $130,000 in three days and its goal is $100 million. The page can be viewed at this link.
The crowdfunding initiative is in response to a GoFundMe page that is currently online and has raised over $16 million to fund the proposed wall.
According to the page:
And even though at a rate of $1.7 million daily, it would take their fund about 35 years to raise the $21.7 billion that Trump’s own Dept. of Homeland Security says would be needed to build said wall, we wanna make sure ladders are ready to send over to our undocumented friends and help them.
The page adds that all funds will go to support an immigration nonprofit organization in Texas. Organizers say the plan is to “lift people up” and raise awareness for immigration reform.
The page states:
Should we not reach our goal–or should they (ahem) not reach theirs–all funds raised will go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) , a Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.
You see, they’ll never reach their goal, but no matter how much we raise, we’re going to reach ours:
Supporting an organization working to help immigrants seeking legal asylum. This GoFundMe isn’t really about ladders at all. It’s about lifting people up.
This idea is the original brainchild of @HoarseWisperer on Twitter.