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U Of T Fire: Help Out Our Own

$11,575 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 702 people in 7 months
Created April 15, 2018
As everyone is aware the hotdog stand near Robarts has recently burned down amidst a violent icestorm tonight. As if it wasn't already brutal out there tonight, this must have been extremely rough to experience. 

Anyone who has ever come to this stand has encountered how sweet this man is. He truly loves this university and the students who attend it. Most of us have stopped by for a hotdog and a quick chat between classes or study breaks and have enjoyed his company along the way.

As students of U of T, some of us forget that not everyone has been lucky enough to be offered the path of education. I can only imagine what was going through his head as he watched his livelihood burn down. 

Let's show our support for someone who is as much of a part of this university as the rest of us. Show your love and donate to this cause. We all need someone to pick us up when we are down. Let us all grab a hold and pick this up together.
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We made it! Thank you to all that supported this cause and changed someone's life for the better.

Below are some screenshots to validate all funds were sent directly to and withdrawn by the beneficiary, Ali. Any future funds exceeding this amount can be withdrawn by Ali (and only him) at any given time moving forward.

I thank each and everyone one of you from the bottom of my heart. I am genuinely amazed at what has transpired over these last few days. Something that started out as a small gesture grew into a movement which broke headlines. I could not be more proud to call this place my home. Thank you all again.

Much love,
D
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According to GoFundMe, in order to set up a beneficiary for withdrawal, an update must be made that includes:
1. How you are related to the parties you're raising funds for.
2. A clear statement that you will be withdrawing the funds and delivering them.
3. Information on how and when you will deliver the funds. For your safety, GoFundMe discourages cash transactions, because cash cannot be accounted for should a dispute arise.

Thus,

1. I maintain only a casual relationship with the receiving party, Ali Salam, a beneficiary on behalf of Mohamad (the vendor). Ali is Mohamad's son-in-law and will be handling all finances and allocating them accordingly amongst the family. I met with Ali on the night of the fire and have been in close contact with him since (phone calls, text messages).

2. Funds thus far will be withdrawn directly from the GoFundMe website via direct deposit by Ali on April 17th, 2018.

3. Ali and I will be meeting personally to finalize all details on the afternoon of April 17th. All funds thus far will be directly deposited into his account via GoFundMe's direct deposit portal at that time. Any future funds raised from this campaign will therefore be directly deposited into this account from this point forward. Once Ali has received the deposit, he will act as the family beneficiary and allocate funds as the family sees fit.

I will provide another update once the transaction has gone through.

D
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We did it! We made 5k. I will be meeting with Mohamad and the family tomorrow to arrange the transfer of funds.

Much love,
D
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$11,575 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 702 people in 7 months
Created April 15, 2018
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