An LGBTQ-owned auto shop started an online fundraiser to cover $25,000 in funeral costs for Club Q shooting victims. In 2 days, donors raised nearly $700,000.

People light up candles at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday’s fatal shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., outside Rocco’s WeHo in West Hollywood, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.

Nov. 20, five people were killed and 18 were injured at a shooting at ClubQ in Colorado Springs.
Hours after the attack, business owner Faith Haug started a GoFundMe campaign for the victims.
Donors raised $25,000 in just two hours. At the time of this writing, donors raised nearly $700,000.

On November 20, five people were killed and 18 were injured at an LGBTQ club shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Hours after the shooting, Faith Haug, co-owner of auto shop Good Judy Garage in a nearby town called Sheridan, tried to find out how to donate money to ClubQ. She co-owns the shop with her partner CC Haug, the lead mechanic who runs daily operations.

“We heard about the shooting Sunday morning and went to make a donation. We couldn’t find anywhere to donate to,” Haug told Insider. “Some of our employees have been to ClubQ, so it made sense for us to start a fund.”

Haug created a GoFundMe campaign, and donors raised $25,000 in two hours

Haug created a GoFundMe page for the victims of the ClubQ shooting. She shared the campaign on her Good Judy Garage’s Instagram page, which, at the time, had less than 4,000 followers. “Our social media following took off with it,” she says.

In just two hours, donors raised $25,000. An hour later, donations totaled $50,515. “I’m crying in a coffee shop. This community is unrivaled,” Haug wrote in an Instagram caption.

She then began raising the campaign goal in $50,000 and $100,000 increments. “We are nearing 400k in funds — this is incredible and …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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