GoFundMe reports very few refunds requested for Victoria's Victories
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
The website that provided a place for thousands of dollars to be raised for Victoria's Victories may have to return some of that money.
The site, GoFundMe, says because of the "ongoing uncertainty surrounding the 'Victoria's Victories' online fundraising effort, GoFundMe has temporarily suspended the campaign until the full truth is made clear.
The website says, so far, a very small number of donors have requested refunds.
According to an earlier statement from the company, many of those funds had already been frozen.
"First and foremost the GoFundMe Team would like to wish the very best to 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher while she recovers from her injuries. While the controversy surrounding Victoria's fundraising campaign is unfortunate, it's important to remember that the investigation is ongoing and the party representing the campaign is standing by the original story. GoFundMe's internal safeguards have been activated, placing a hold on the account balance until the investigation is complete."
Unless they are otherwise instructed by law enforcement the money will be made available to the campaign's organizer on Monday, June 30.
This is all happening because of the KFC investigation results released yesterday that concluded the incident of a young girl, Victoria Wilcher, being thrown out of a Jackson restaurant did not happen.
Victoria was injured in a pit bull attack just a few months ago at her grandfather's house.
I promise its not a hoax, I never thought any of this would blow up the way it has. The article circling the web calling this a hoax is untrue. The article it self say the investigation is not complete. It is not over until KFC releases a statement. The media outlet running this story is not connected with KFC. The family has not asked for anything, a attorney is handling all the media publicity for the family pro bono. Please do not believe untrue media. I have personally watched this family go without to provide for Victoria. They have not and would not do anything to hurt Victoria in any way.
KFC Corp. says they will stand by their pledge of $30,000 to help with the medical bills of the 3-year-old.