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Wednesday , 6 July 2022

GoFundMe releases first batch of funds from Freedom Convoy fundraiser

The first transfer of funds from the Freedom Convoy fundraiser has been released by GoFundMe says fundraiser organizer Tamara Lich.

“We have some great news to share with all of you! We have received confirmation that GoFundMe has released our first batch of funds and is initiating our first transfer. We can’t thank you enough for your patience,” Lich wrote. “Sadly, the legacy media felt it was necessary to publish news articles implying that GoFundMe had frozen our funds for a variety of outrageous reasons. In reality, the temporary hold was due to international banking regulations which dictate many of GoFundMe policies. It is common practice with GoFundMe to conduct this kind of due diligence to ensure the funds are legitimate.”

“For our case, because of the overwhelming donations we have received, and we are currently the eighth fastest growing campaign in their history, the constant attempts by activists to flag our campaign as illegitimate exacerbated the already tedious process.” Tamara Lich said. “The team at GoFundMe have been amazing to work with and we are very appreciative of their support.”

“The release of this first batch of funds will allow us to start processing registration forms and remittances to drivers who need our support. Initially, there will be a bottle neck because of the large number of requests we need to process, and because of payment processing times. Please bare with us as we are working as fast as we can to get this done,” Tamara Lich said. “As a reminder, these funds will first assist drivers of all Semi trucks and direct support vehicles such as, pilot trucks and/or mechanic trucks in the convoys to Ottawa. Registrations must have been received and signed off by the Road Captains. These forms must also be completed exactly as per the instructions on the registration form, otherwise they will not be processed. Please note that all submissions are not guaranteed, as this is dependent on how many registrations are received and how much is donated through the GoFundMe campaign.”

“We have an amazing team behind the scenes comprised of lawyers, accountants and bookkeepers working hard to ensure people will be compensated. As a reminder, this will take a bit of time, and we ask for your patience while the team reviews and validates the overwhelming number of submissions by participants,” Lich said. “Again, thank you to everyone for their kindness, patience, and support while we get this sorted. Each and everyone of you is playing a part in unifying Canadians across the country and showing the world that there is not just hope for Canada, but for the entire world.”

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.