This GoFundMe page is raising money to buy ‘ladders’ to get over Trump’s border wall

Emma Snaith
Friday 21 December 2018 16:30
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A GoFundMe page set up to collect money for Donald Trump’s US- Mexico border wall has already raised more than $11million dollars in four days.

But now a rival page has been created in response to buy ‘ladders to get over Trump’s wall'.

Despite its name, the page isn’t actually raising money to buy ladders – instead, the money donated will go to the Refugee and Immigrant Centre for Education and Legal Services.

The Texas-based charity helps with legal services for immigrant children, families and refugees.

The page only came about after one Twitter user made a joke about making a fund for ladders.

After army veteran Charlotte Clymer saw the tweet, she decided to go ahead and actually make the fundraising page.

A message on the GoFundMe page reads:

We saw some folks are raising money for a border wall to keep out our migrant siblings and fellow human beings, who are fleeing violence and persecution and whose tragically-underpaid labour is essential to the U.S. economy

Seems like a bad idea on countless levels for everyone involved.

Maybe we should focus on human rights and creating a community that reflects our supposed values.

It adds:

This GoFundMe isn’t really about ladders at all. It’s about lifting people up.

The page has raised more than $70,000 since it was created on Wednesday.

Let's hope they keep up the good work, and can help lift more immigrant and refugee families up.

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