REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 6. 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Welcome to the latest edition of Trending on Tuesdays, a weekly round-up of what's new on GoFundMe. If anything catches your eye, please don't hesitate to contact us for additional information or interviews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami Police Officer Saves a Life (Again) with Kidney Donation
$18,482 raised by 287 people in 5 days
Officer Diana Castillo already saved the life of a fellow officer when he was struck by a drunk driver. Now she's saving a life again by donating a kidney to another officer who was in desperate need. The Miami law enforcement community came together to raise money for Officers Castillo and Alech's recovery.
Gamers Raise $12k to Help Louisiana Flood Victim
$12,060 of raised by 391 people in 3 days
Players of the online game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came together for one of their own who was deeply affected by the recent floods in Louisiana. In just days, they raised over $12,000 to help fellow gamer Steven Herrell and his family get back on their feet after nearly all their possessions were destroyed by flood waters.
Granddaughter Helping WWII Vet Restore Mustang After Mechanic's Scam
$3,665 raised by 89 people in 1 month
Harry Donovan, a WWII B-17 Pilot who flew 23 missions into Germany, wanted to restore his 1967 Mustang in memory of his deceased wife. A mechanic took advantage of this 94-year-old veteran and stole the engine, transmission, and more from the beloved vehicle. Now Harry's granddaughter is raising money to restore the Mustang to its previous glory.
Lyft Rider Raises Money to Support Mom Battling Cancer While Raising Autistic Son
Los Angeles, CA
$5,056 of raised by 58 people in 9 days
When Matthew Stevens ordered a Lyft to get across town, he never expected to hear a story like Lupe's. This hard-working single mom of a 15-year-old son with autism is now facing a new challenge: cancer. Matthew was so touched by Lupe's pride and persistence that he started a campaign to help give her some financial relief as she goes through chemotherapy and continues to care for her son.
Houston Community Support Owners of Beloved Taco Truck After Family Death
$17,903 raised by 806 people in 3 days
Tacos Tierre Caliente is a beloved community fixture that serves up some of the best tacos in Houston. When fans of the truck learned that the owner Maria Victoria's daughter tragically passed away, they came together to raise money to help with the funeral costs. The campaign was started an employee of the W Alabama Ice House, a bar across the street from the truck.
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world's largest online fundraising platform, with over $2 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 25 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives.
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