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San Franciscans raise $70,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area

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GoFundMe campaign sparks angry response, with rival fund earning support from tech figures including Marc BenioffWhen residents from one of San Francisco’s most desirable neighborhoods launched a crowdfunding appeal to block a new homeless shelter, the controversial tactic drew an angry response from the city’s mayor. Their campaign on GoFundMe, best known as a site that hosts fundraisers for medical expenses or victims of natural disasters, has raised around $70,000 from hedge fund managers, executives and authors, which will be used to pay for an attorney. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/28/san-francisco-gofundme-homeless-shelter-embarcadero

Author : Gabrielle Canon

Publish date : 2019-03-29 22:58:49

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