Boonville Fire Fund $1000 Short After Donor Requests Refund, Needs Your Help
The fund set up to support victims of the Boonville fire has come up short after a donor withdrew their pledge.
After a fire devastated Boonville's Main Street on December 5, 2019, donors from all over rushed to support the victims and help the community rebuild. Ultimately, over $25,000 was raised and distributed to those in need.
Unfortunately, one donor initiated a 'charge back', effectively withdrawing their donation. Since the finds have already been distributed, the fund is now $1000 short.
"What's Happening in Boonville, NY" has issued an urgent request to the community for support:
"GoFundMe had no choice but to deduct these funds out of the bank account that the Village set up for us. Since 100% of donated funds had already been paid out to all those affected by the fire, it has left the Boonville Fire Fund bank account with a large negative balance.
We are posting today to see if our Community can help make the fund/account whole again by once again coming together to find the heart and the money to give back this $1,000 that has been taken away. Please reach out to Village Treasurer Lisa Kaiding at (315) 943-2052, extension 1201, or at firstname.lastname@example.org should you be interested in donating. Anything will help. And thanks again to ALL of you that donated previously. You’ve changed lives and we love you for it."