GoFundMe looks to raise money for ‘ladders’ at border wall

Days after a GoFundMe was set up to raise money for a wall along the US-Mexico border, a counter fundraiser has popped up.

President Trump has been looking for $5 billion to help fund his long-promised border wall, and a supporter named Brian Kolfage set up the GoFundMe to help pay for it.

“We The People Will Fund The Wall” set a goal of $1 billion and raised more than $16 million in just a few days.

While that fundraiser aims to help keep people from illegally crossing the border, another was set up to counter it, looking to raise money to help those wanting to enter the US.

“Ladders to Get Over Trump’s Wall” set a goal of $100 million and had raised more than $141,000 as of Monday.

The fund’s organizer, Charlotte Clymer, acknowledged they likely won’t reach their goal and said that all funds will go to an immigration nonprofit in Texas, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) , which says it promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.

“Supporting an organization working to help immigrants seeking legal asylum. This GoFundMe isn’t really about ladders at all. It’s about lifting people up,” the page states.

Clymer credits Twitter user @HoarseWisperer for the idea.