GoFundMe page raises more than $3 million the day after bus crash kills 15 Canadian hockey players (updated)

A bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team has reportedly killed 15 and injured 14 more after a collision with a semi truck on Friday in Saskatchewan. On Saturday, the country of Canada began mourning the loss of so many teenagers that played for the Humboldt Broncos.

Now, a GoFundMe account that will send the donations it receives to those affected by the crash has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in a matter of hours.

The campaign was begun by Sylvie Kellington, a Humboldt resident who said her son played for the club team last year.

She wrote, “As you know The Humboldt Broncos Junior A team was involved in a serious accident. Please help us raise money for the players and families affected.  Money raised will go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred.”

Originally, the goal was $10,000.

As of this writing, more than $1.05 million has been raised by more than 14,000 people in 17 hours. The new goal is $2 million.

[Update 10:49am, April 8: As of this writing, more than $3.3 million has been raised with a new goal of $4 million.]

On Saturday, the country and the sport of hockey were in a state of shock and tears.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to show the latest donation totals. 

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

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