REPORT: Waffle House hero fundraising for victims’ families skyrockets in just two weeks


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James Shaw Jr., the man known nationally as the “Waffle House hero,” has raised more than $230,000 for the families of the four people killed in the mass shooting at the Nashville-area restaurant.

Shaw, 29, is credited with saving lives when he wrestled the AR-15 rifle from the hands of the gunman. He started the GoFundMe with the original goal of raising $15,000.

The article goes on to state the following:

Shaw said in a statement that the fundraiser will close on Sunday, according to the New York Times.

 “To the thousands of people who have expressed their care, prayers and made financial donations, I can only respond by saying, ‘Thank you.’” he said in the statement. “[This] has been a heartwarming reminder of what is possible when we come together to care for one another.”

fundraiser for Shaw, started by reporter Yashar Ali, has raised more than $219,000.

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