The amount of support for the Humboldt Broncos tragedy has been dumbfounding. Between the #PutYourStickOut and #JerseysForHumboldt campaigns, people from all corners of the world has been showing their support for a small hockey community in Saskatchewan.
The bus crash that took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team has had people not only reaching into their hearts but also their wallets. A GoFundMe campaign raising funds for the team has surpassed $10 million in less than a week.
The campaign initiated by Sylvie Kellington on April 6 has now become the third largest fundraising program in the history of the website. Donations have poured in from over 100,000 people from 65 countries around the world.
The largest GoFundMe campaign currently is the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund which has accumulated over $21 million. The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund is the second largest fundraiser on the site with $11.8 million raised.
The Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe site started with a goal of $4 million but had surpassed that within two days. The campaign has seen many generous donations from a number of NHL organizations and players.
Hopefully, this money can help mend those that have been affected by this tragedy. To donate, you can find the GoFundMe page, here.