The growing role of crowdfunding after a tragedy

Reema Khrais Jun 15, 2016
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The growing role of crowdfunding after a tragedy

Reema Khrais Jun 15, 2016
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Since the shooting in Orlando, Florida, hundreds of thousands of people have felt the urge to help by turning to the internet. A campaign by Equality Florida on GoFundMe has already raised more than $4.1 million to support the victims and their families.

Marketplace’s Reema Khrais looks at the reasons this form of donating has become so popular. Click the above audio to hear the full report.

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