Updated: Jan 26, 2022
The “Freedom Convoy 2022” GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $4 million in the 11 days since it was created and is set to hit 5 million soon.
The fundraiser says “the time for political overreach is over” and claims the Canadian government is “implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries, and livelihoods.”
The campaign, which has over 56,000 worldwide donors, says it is “taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people.”
The campaign goal reads as follows:
"To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political over reach is over. Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods. Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet."
"We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, and now it seems it is happening here. We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It's our duty as Canadians to put an end to this mandates. It is imperative that this happens because if we don't our country will no longer be the country we have come to love. We are doing this for our future Generations and to regain our lives back." "We are asking for Donations to help with the costs of fuel first, and hopefully food and lodgings to help ease the pressures of this arduous task. It's a small price to pay for our freedoms. We thank you all for your Donations and know that you are helping reshape this once beautiful country back to the way it was."
"In order for your generous donations to flow smoothly, the good people at Go Fund Me will be sending donations directly to our bulk fuel supplier and are working out the details now which means your hard earned money is going to straight to who it was meant for and need not flow through anyone else. Any left over donations will be donated to a credible Veterans organization which will be chosen by the donors." You can donate to the fundraiser here.