Canada Online donations for Humboldt hockey team will close

15:47  17 april  2018
15:47  17 april  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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In just two days, on Wednesday, the online donation page will be closed and taken offline. The president of the Humboldt Broncos says the GoFundMe page dedicated to crash victims’ families will close Wednesday and the money will The day that changed a Saskatchewan hockey town forever.

Online donations for Humboldt Broncos hockey team will close on April 18. There is little law governing how the funds should be distributed. GoFundMe has a team working with the fund organizer.

Humboldt Broncos president Kevin Garinger said the Go Fund Me campaign that has raised more than $12 million will be closed and taken offline on Wednesday.© Liam Richards Humboldt Broncos president Kevin Garinger said the Go Fund Me campaign that has raised more than $12 million will be closed and taken offline on Wednesday.

Describing the bus crash that wrenched life from 16 of its own, the Humboldt Broncos organization said it was “brought to its knees” by an unimaginable tragedy. But now is the time for getting affairs in order, to distribute the more than $12 million and counting raised in response.

On April 17, the online donation page will be closed and taken offline.

The announcement came from Broncos president Kevin Garinger, who issued a statement on Monday about the GoFundMe campaign that shattered Canadian standards, becoming the country’s most successful fundraiser within days, and continually inching up the top 10 list of GoFundMes worldwide.

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Online donations for Humboldt Broncos hockey team will close in two days. A flag is held at half-mast outside SaskTel Centre during the funeral for Humboldt Broncos player Evan Thomas in Saskatoon.

Be on the lookout and stay tuned to our social channels as we will be making a 2nd donation in the coming weeks to the new “ Humboldt Strong Community Foundation” that was setup by the team , in light of the GoFundMe page being closed .

“Over the past ten days, an overwhelming wave of financial support has poured in for our club and its families,” Garinger wrote. He said their board of directors wanted to express “tremendous love and sincere gratitude” — to everyone who’d donated time and money.

“The strain on the Broncos’ organization’s limited resources has been immense,” he wrote.

“Our priority currently remains focused – as it has been since day one – on working with our families, especially now as they lay their loved ones to rest, as well as on all our families and players struggling to heal, physically and mentally, in the wake of this devastating event.”

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69.99 USD. Be on the lookout and stay tuned to our social channels as we will be making a 2nd donation in the coming weeks to the new “ Humboldt Strong Community Foundation” that was setup by the team , in light of the GoFundMe page being closed .

Garinger also said the team will continue to accept donations through another new organization, the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation, which Some companies like Gongshow Gear and Sauce Hockey are advertising that 100 per cent of the proceeds of the Humbolt -themed shirts they sell will

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After 11:59 Wednesday night, the funds will be transferred from the GoFundMe campaign to a newly created non-profit: the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc.

An advisory committee is being established to reccomend how the funds are allocated, with all money held in trust until that allocation happens. The Broncos plan to provide an update when they’ve “formalized the composition of this committee.”

“The Broncos have been humbled, and our spirits buoyed, by the staggering number of individuals and groups wanting to make donations, or holding fundraisers to support our organization, as we deal with this unprecedented crisis,” Garinger wrote.

To discuss next steps to handle the money raised, the Broncos board of directors have been working with their legal counsel, MLT Aikins, and executives at GoFundMe’s head office. To accomodate incoming funds from individuals, groups and fundraisers, the team and their legal counsel Robertson Stromberg launched the HumboldtStrong Community Foundation.

That foundation will aim to support players, employees, families and volunteers of the team, but also first responders, emergency services personnel, teams, athletes, related organizations and communities affected by the crash and its aftermath.

Humboldt Broncos to close GoFundMe campaign, establish memorial fund .
Humboldt Broncos President Kevin Garinger released a statement Monday detailing how the organization will manage the more than $12 million in donations received following the tragic bus accident that killed 16 people: Going forward, the Broncos' board of directors, in tandem with their legal counsel, MLT Aikins, and executives at GoFundMe.com head office, have determined that the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign will remain open for two more days to allow for any additional online donations and will then be closed and taken offline on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm MT.

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