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Donors Come Through for Widow, Unborn Child of Marine
Widow of Marine Killed
in Kabul Has Baby Girl
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Widow of Marine Killed in Kabul Has Baby Girl

2 fundraisers have brought in more than $900K after death of Rylee McCollum

(Newser) - Update: The widow of one of the Marines killed in last month's suicide bombing at the Kabul airport has given birth to a baby girl. Jiennah Crayton, widow of 20-year-old Rylee McCollum. gave birth to Levi Rylee Rose McCollum Monday at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif., per...

Mom on Brink of Eviction Raised $200K. Now, a Twist
Mom on Brink of Eviction
Raised $200K. Now, a Twist
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Mom on Brink of Eviction Raised $200K. Now, a Twist

Dasha Kelly admits she's not biological mom of 3 girls shown with her

(Newser) - A Nevada mom with three young girls touched people around the nation after CNN profiled her plight about being on the verge of eviction—so much so that a GoFundMe she set up raised nearly $200,000 as of Wednesday. There's now been somewhat of a twist in Dasha...

Relief for Mom Who Sold Blood Plasma to Feed Her Kids

Las Vegas mother Dasha Kelly, on verge of eviction, receives $200K through GoFundMe

(Newser) - The CDC on Tuesday issued a new "targeted" moratorium through Oct. 3 that will keep people from being evicted in areas of the country with "substantial and high levels of community transmission" of COVID. This pause came days after an old one had expired, leaving millions vulnerable to...

Singer to Pay for Funerals of 3 Young Country Fans

Luke Combs makes the gesture after carbon monoxide is blamed in deaths of 3 men

(Newser) - Country star Luke Combs, one of the headliners of the Faster Horses Festival, is paying for three fans’ funerals. Three men were found dead in a camping trailer at the Michigan country music festival last weekend, and two more were found in the trailer alive but suffering from carbon monoxide...

There Was a Problem With Tale of K-9 Shot by Suspect

Thurston County Sheriff K-9 Arlo was wounded by friendly fire, investigation finds

(Newser) - For weeks, in a wake of attention promoted by law enforcement, residents of Washington state followed the story of a sheriff's department K-9 that the media reported had been shot by a suspect during a high-speed chase. A GoFundMe page set up by the Thurston County Deputy Sheriff's...

Chinese Grandma Who Fought Attacker Makes Another Big Move

Xiao Zhen Xie to donate nearly $1M from GoFundMe to combat anti-Asian racism

(Newser) - An elderly Chinese woman who captured the nation's attention when she fought back against an attacker is drawing headlines once again. When Xiao Zhen Xie, said to be 75 or 76, was punched by a man last week as she waited to cross a San Francisco street, the grandmother...

Son of Spa Victim: 'I Have No Time to Grieve'

GoFundMe for Hyun Jung Grant's kids raises $2.7M after older son writes of the issues they face

(Newser) - Hyun Jung Grant, 51, was one of the eight victims in last Tuesday's spa shootings in the Atlanta area. She left behind two sons, 19-year-old Eric Park and 23-year-old Randy Park, and the latter spoke to NBC News last week about the tough life she led and how hard...

Kylie Jenner's Plea for Pal's GoFundMe Doesn't Go Over Well

People wonder why someone worth $900M asking people not worth $900M to help makeup artist

(Newser) - Remember when it was determined that Kylie Jenner's worth was somewhere close to $900 million ? The internet does, which is why the 23-year-old media personality is now catching heat for a public plea she made on behalf of a friend. Per USA Today , Jenner posted an Instagram story...

Woman Sues Over Public Flap at Starbucks

Barista refused her service over mask, and someone made a GoFundMe for him

(Newser) - Sometimes, public disputes over masks on social media flame out quickly. And sometimes, as in this case, they just keep escalating. In the latest development, a San Diego woman who got into a dispute with a Starbucks barista about wearing a mask is suing the creator of a GoFundMe campaign...

Her 10-Year-Old Was Pulled Out to Sea. Kevin Saved the Day

Texas mom raises nearly $25K for wedding of man who rescued her daughter from riptide in Calif.

(Newser) - Kevin Cozzi was in the right place at the right time—and a Texas mom now wants to reward him for it. Per KXXV and KFSN , Samantha Whiting was at a beach in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 15 with her children on their last day of vacation when she saw...

Missing Hiker Was Found. Now It's a Criminal Probe

A Utah sheriff says there are too many discrepancies

(Newser) - Authorities are investigating whether the 12-day disappearance of a Utah hiker was really on the up and up, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says its investigation of Holly Courtier, 38, is based on "numerous tips" that "the incident was possibly conceived and...

Everyone Wanted to Help Cindy. That Was Her Plan
Everyone Wanted to Help
Cindy. That Was Her Plan
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Everyone Wanted to Help Cindy. That Was Her Plan

Sarah Treleaven shares a case of GoFundMe fraud

(Newser) - In 2014, Sarah Treleaven got a Facebook friend request from an old classmate. She accepted—only later to discover that in doing so, she was getting drawn into a scam. But before everything imploded came that initial reconnection with Cindy, a "chronic oversharer" whose humorous feed poked at her...

George Floyd Campaign Makes History on GoFundMe

It counts most individual donations of all time

(Newser) - It’s a record. In just over a week, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has received the highest number of individual donations of any GoFundMe campaign, a spokesperson tells TMZ . To date, $13 million has been raised by some 478,300 individuals in 125 countries. The fund "is...

Bullied Boy Wanted to Die, Celebs Rallied to His Defense

Hugh Jackman, Enes Kanter among them

(Newser) - "Give me a knife, I want to kill myself," a 9-year-old boy with dwarfism sobs in a heartbreaking video shared Tuesday by the boy's mother in an effort to raise awareness about bullying, which she says he suffers daily. Quaden Bayles of Queensland, Australia, is hopefully feeling...

Teen Killed by Accidental Shot From BB Gun

Police investigating incident in Florida

(Newser) - Family members of a 17-year-old boy killed with a BB gun are demanding answers of the man whose 8-year-old son fired the fatal shot. Ivan Johnson, 17, died Feb. 4, three days after he was accidentally shot in the left eye, according to police in Tampa, Florida. Johnson was riding...

He Was Hanging Christmas Lights. Then, 'Help Me, Help Me'

$50K raised following Texas father's fatal fall

(Newser) - Nearly $50,000 has been raised for a Texas family who will be missing a beloved member this Christmas. Felipe Gallegos of Rhome was hanging Christmas lights from the roof of a home in Argyle with his 17-year-old son when he fell Saturday. His wife, Alisha Flick, heard a noise...

First a Basketball Stunner. Then Stunning Generosity

Donations pour in for Nathan Bain's family

(Newser) - In what the AP calls a "shocker for the ages," the unranked Stephen F. Austin managed to beat No. 1 Duke 85-83 Tuesday night. Nathan Bain was the hero thanks to his layup at the buzzer during overtime, a shot he had to traverse nearly the full court...

$15K Raised for Cat Who Went Through Wash

'Miracle cat' Felix faces weekslong recovery

(Newser) - Animal lovers should send positive vibes to Felix, a 1-year-old tabby cat who survived a 35-minute ride in a washing machine last week—but barely. His Minnesota owner, Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff, says the cat must've jumped in her open washing machine as she turned her back to grab more clothes...

After Notre Dame Fire, a Call to 'Send Love' to Louisiana

$1.1M raised to rebuild black churches gutted by arson

(Newser) - Less than 24 hours elapsed between President Macron's call for donations to rebuild Notre Dame and nearly $1 billion being pledged, reports Time . In comparison, a nearly week-old campaign seeking funds to rebuild three historically black churches destroyed by arson in Louisiana within the last month had raised only...

GoFundMe Scammer Faces Up to 4 Years in State Prison

She pleads guilty to theft by deception

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman who hoodwinked GoFundMe donors with a fake story about helping a homeless vet faces up to four years in state prison after pleading guilty for a second time. Katelyn McClure, who pleaded guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud last month, pleaded guilty in a...

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