Want proof 2017 is going to be a better year than 2016? Look no further than the reaction to a GoFundMe page created to raise money to help Austin, the mentally-challenged man who was victimized by four 18-year-olds in Chicago last week.
The effort initially set out to raise $10,000 on Austin’s behalf. As of Sunday morning, nearly $120,000 was pledged by just over 4,000 people. The page has also been shared across social media platforms more than 27,000 times.
The campaign, titled, “Let’s show the Chicago victim love,” was launched on January 5, 2017 by Razor Sheldon of San Francisco, CA.
If you are interested in donating to the cause, yet are concerned about the legitimacy of the effort, NPR has verified the campaign’s authenticity. According to the NPR story, “a public relations representative for GoFundMe says the website will be working with the campaign organizer to ensure all money raised reaches the …