The power of viral crowdfunding campaigns in a year of bad news
Shaw, however, had just become famous as the "Waffle House hero" after tackling and disarming the alleged gunman. The GoFundMe he launched with a few of his friends quickly went viral, and it ultimately raised $241,000.
"I was doing it just to help out, 'cause I know losing a child in that kind of way, and you have to plan that funeral, as young as they were, they probably didn’t have insurance," says Shaw. "It was just my way of trying to ease the pain." Read more...More about Crowdfunding, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Waffle House Hero, and Social Good
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