The Texas Tribune reports:
Gov. Greg Abbott’s efforts to raise private funds to build a wall along the Texas-Mexico border surged in August, from around $1 million at the beginning of the month to more than $54 million by its end.
In June, Abbott announced a fundraising website where people could donate to help pay for the barrier. Two months into the effort, donations had leveled off at around $1.25 million — a drop in the bucket compared to the soaring costs associated with the massive project.
But the effort saw a major jump in the second half of August, with donations jumping to nearly $19 million by Aug. 27 and then topping $54 million by Aug. 31.
Read the full article. Abbott has so far refused to reveal the names of the donors.
After two months, the donations had petered out around $1 million. But the effort saw a major boost in August. https://t.co/DDjunr5dG6
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