READ: GoFundMe Page Called ‘Ladders to Get Over Trump’s Wall’ to Raise Money for RAICES

Well played.

Once it became clear that Congress was not going to fund Donald Trump’s proposed $5 Billion for his border wall, Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee who was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in Iraq, launched a GoFundMe page to raise $1 billion toward the wall.

In just a few days, the campaign had raised more than $14 million toward their goal.

Kolfage has used the hashtag #GoFundTheWall to advertise these efforts.

Another fundraising campaign popped up soon afterward, this one to fund ladders to get over the structure should it actually be built. This campaign has raised nearly $9,000 since it was created yesterday.

This campaign is using a hashtag of its own: #GoFundTheLadders.

https://twitter.com/srslypeaches/status/1075768881786966018

The campaign description reads, in part:

We saw some folks are raising money for a border wall to keep out our migrant siblings and fellow human beings, who are fleeing violence and persecution and whose tragically-underpaid labor is essential to the U.S. economy. Seems like a bad idea on countless levels for everyone involved.  Maybe we should focus on human rights and creating a community that reflects our supposed values.

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.

If this seems ludicrous, we welcome you to the coalition of reasonable adults.

“Should we not reach our goal–or should they (ahem) not reach theirs,” the campaign says, it will donate all proceeds to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) , the Texas nonprofit that promotes justice that provides legal services to separated families and others seeking asylum in the United States.

GoFundMe notes that the ladder campaign is already trending, and it’s begun to gain traction online.

#GoFundTheWall has faced heavy criticism since going viral.

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