Not even 24 hours after the terrifying incident that occurred in the game on Monday night, Hamlin’s foundation has received a ton of donations.
In 2020, Hamlin started a charity to raise toys for children, stating, “As I embark on my journey to the NFL, I will never forget where I come from and I am committed to using my platform to positively impact the community that raised me. I created The Chasing M’s Foundation as a vehicle that will allow me to deliver that impact.”
The Chasing M’s Foundation has now received over $4 million in donations as fans, players, coaches, and people from across the country are showing their support to Hamlin in any way possible.
Damar Hamlin’s Chasing M’s foundation GoFundMe has now surpassed $4M in donations from 152K donors. https://t.co/s3JUbI4Id5
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) January 3, 2023
Over $4 million has been raised from 152,000 donors, and it has yet to be one full day since the incident took place.
In a statement from Hamlin’s family that was released on Tuesday, they showed appreciation for all the wishes and donations to the foundation.
The initial goal was set at $2,500, but now there is an average of one donation every 0.3 seconds.
Damar Hamlin's original goal was to raise $2,500.
Since last night, people have donated more than $4 million dollars towards his charity.
It works out to a donation every 0.3 seconds. pic.twitter.com/o3ZPPl8JrR
— Goodable (@Goodable) January 3, 2023
In less than 12 hours, over $4 million has been raised, and this GoFundMe account is beginning to circulate even more across social media.
Prayers and wishes go out to Damar Hamlin and his family, and the charity should continue to receive an outpouring of donations.