Wednesday is the final day you can donate money to help the junior hockey players seriously injured in a bus crash in Canada.
Players and staff of the Humboldt Broncos Jr. hockey team were traveling to their playoff game on April 6 when their bus crashed into a semi-truck in Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 people and left 13 people injured.
Almost immediately after the tragedy, a GoFundMe account was set up to collect money to help the crash survivors and the families of victims.
The original goal of $4 million dollars was shattered as donations poured in from across the world.
The account has collected more than $13 million from over 135,000 people. It has collected more money than any other GoFundMe campaign in Canadian history.
"The Broncos have been humbled, and our spirits buoyed, by the staggering number of individuals and groups wanting to make donations or holding fundraisers to support our organization," said Humboldt Broncos’ President Kevin Garinger on the GoFundMe page.
This week the Broncos’ volunteer board of directors decided to end the donation drive.
The GoFundMe account will collect money until 11:59 p.m. MST on Wednesday, April 17. To contribute visit www.gofundme.com/funds-for-humboldt-broncos .
"The funds donated through the GoFundMe campaign will be transferred to a newly created non-profit corporation known as "Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc." to be allocated for their intended purpose," said Garinger.
After the donation drive ends, the GoFundMe page will remain live so the team can continue to update everyone on the progress of allocating funds collected.
Anyone wishing to help out the team in the coming weeks and months is asked to contact the Broncos directly at humboldtstrong.info/contact/ .