Border wall GoFundMe fails to reach $1 billion goal, will refund money

Border wall GoFundMe fails to reach $1 billion goal, will refund money
A view of the border wall between Mexico and the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on January 19, 2018. The Mexican government reaffirmed on January 18, 2018 that they will not pay for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall and warned that the violence in Mexico is also the result of the heavy drug consumption in the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Herika MARTINEZ (Photo credit should read HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images) (HERIKA MARTINEZ)

(WTOL) - A GoFundme campaign with the goal of subsidizing the construction of what it called the “Trump Wall” has failed to reach its $1 billion goal.

CBS News reports that the campaign will refund all money to donors according to the director of North America Communications for GoFundMe.

Donors have the option to contribute to the campaign creator’s new venture however.

The campaign was able to raise over $20 million to go toward building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Donors will be getting their refund in April.

Brian Kolfage, who started the campaign, said the reason for refunding the donations was that the federal government “won’t be able to accept our donations anytime soon.”

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Posted by Brian Kolfage on Friday, January 11, 2019

Kolfage is giving donors the option of diverting their contribution to himself and a 501(c)(4) corporation he created called “We Build the Wall, Inc.” to privately construct the border wall.

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