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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:03 PM

San Franciscans raise $46,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area

Another campaign in support of the shelter launched Thursday and received a $5,000 donation from GoFundMe itself


Residents from one of San Francisco’s most desirable neighborhoods are taking a controversial approach to blocking a new homeless shelter: launching a crowdfunding appeal.

Their campaign on GoFundMe – best known as a site that hosts fundraisers for medical expenses or victims of natural disasters – has prompted an angry response from the city’s mayor.

It has drawn more than $46,000 dollars, nearly half of its stated $100,000 goal. The money is to go to a local attorney working on behalf of the residents, and its 91 donors include an anonymous contributor who gave $10,000, along with hedge fund managers, executives and authors.

A rival GoFundMe in support of the proposed shelter was launched on Thursday, and quickly received a $5,000 donation from GoFundMe itself.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/28/san-francisco-gofundme-homeless-shelter-embarcadero

I wonder if these fat cat assholes looked in the mirror and said it could be me on the street with no roof over my head......................nope they have no compassion, and empathy.................just a narcissistic ego................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:08 PM

1. My city did something similar last year (blocking homeless access).

Pretty embarrassing.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:11 PM

2. The wealthiest care ONLY about themselves.

They raise funds for an overpriced attorney instead of contributing funds to support a new homeless shelter.

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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:03 PM

3. Update at link: San Franciscans raise $70,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area

San Franciscans raise $70,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area

Their campaign on GoFundMe, best known as a site that hosts fundraisers for medical expenses or victims of natural disasters, has raised around $70,000 from hedge fund managers, executives and authors, which will be used to pay for an attorney.

But it also spurred supporters of the shelter to try to beat them at their own game. Since launching on Thursday, a rival GoFundMe has amassed over $73,000. And it had drawn hefty contributions of $10,000 each from the Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, the Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson and from the company GoFundMe itself.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/28/san-francisco-gofundme-homeless-shelter-embarcadero

So, a well-funded court fight is about to happen.

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