Irvine Fraser Memorial Fund
Wow... I can't believe we've surpassed the $3000 dollar mark already! I am immensely proud in the way that the community has come together to support Mr. Fraser's family. At this moment in time, I have two priorities. The first is to raise as much money as possible both through this GoFundMe and one set up by a colleague of Mr. Fraser. The second is to give the family the time and privacy they need to grieve through this difficult time. My contact information will be passed on to his family and they will contact me when they are ready so that I can add them as a beneficiary.
In the meantime, a beautiful friend of mine came up with the idea of making thank-you and sympathy cards for the many Winnipeg Transit employees that in the face of tragedy, continued their hard work to get Winnipeggers to and from their destination. If you're unable to donate or even if you have, please consider making a small card for the next transit driver that crosses your path.
Hi Eric, The family of Mr. Fraser is receiving the funds and I would like you to keep that in mind. This GoFundMe is in place to honour a life lost while working in public transportation and to highlight the importance the Winnipeg Transit employees have in the day to day lives of people, particularly students.
Thank you Taylor for doing this. Winnipeg Transit, badge #372.
Hi Collette, while there are two GoFundMe pages, the money will make its way to the family in both cases. The pages were just created at different times by different members of the community. This one was originally shared among the UManitoba community and the other was started by a Winnipeg Transit employee. At the moment, we are working on setting up Mr. Fraser's family as a beneficiary. From there they will be in control of the funds. At the moment, I am just the communicator and don't have access to the funds donated. They will be released when a beneficiary is assigned.
Great idea - are the go fund me pages all connected as there are other sites for the bus driver Want to make sure contributions are going to the right person Thanks
Hi Patricia, GoFundMe has several safeguards in place to ensure that the money goes to the right place. Currently, my information has been passed on to his family and they will contact me in order to make them a "beneficiary" for this campaign. The other campaign is run by one of his coworkers at Winnipeg Transit and has received a bit more media attention resulting in the higher amount. Both are legitimate and the funds from both will find their way to the family when the family is ready to reach out :)
Does anyone monitor these Go Fund Me sites to make sure the funds go to the family? I've seen 2 for Irvine Fraser's family already today. One has raised almost $8000 and the other has raised over $3000.