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GoFundMe campaign for Humboldt Broncos crash ends, collects more than $15M

GoFundMe campaign for Humboldt Broncos crash ends, collects more than $15M

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Apr 2018, 07:24 pm

Regina, Apr 19 (IBNS): The GoFundMe campaign to support the victims of Humboldt Broncos crash which occurred weeks ago, ended on Wednesday, media reports said.

The campaign collected more than $15M which will go straightaway to the memorial fund to help the victims.

Till Wednesday night, more than 140,000 donations have been registered on the GoFundMe page.

Regarding the campaign, Humboldt Broncos president Kevin Garinger said he is grateful for the donations and supports he has received following the tragedy.

Garinger told CTV News, "We didn’t have any expectations…it just speaks to the outpouring of support from our communities and our folks across our nations."

He said a committee will be set up to decide how the donations will be divided among the victims.

The campaign, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in Canadian history, was started by Humboldt, Saskatchewan resident Sylvie Kellington.

Sixteen people including Humboldt Broncos head coach, Darcy Haugan, have been killed as a bus carrying the junior hockey team crashed with a truck in Saskatchewan highway on Apr 6.

The victims include players Adam Herold, Connor Lukan, Evan Thomas, Jacob Leicht, Jaxon Joseph, Logan Boulet, Logan Hunter, Logan Schatz, Stephen Wack, Parker Tobin, team personnel Brody Hinz, Darcy Haugan, Glen Doerksen, Mark Cross and Tyler Beiber.

The team was on its way to Game 5 of a semi-final against the Nipawin Hawks.

(Reporting by Suman Das)