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Jacqui Heinrich reports.
A number of the biggest names in Hollywood put their money to good use to raise money for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.
Hollywood talent manager and producer Guy Oseary started a GoFundMe campaign on March 15 — hours after two mass shootings in two mosques in Christchruch, New Zealand claimed the lives of 50 people, and left 50 people injured in an attempt to help the survivors and families affected by the terror attacks.
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Increase of $100,000, Oseary campaign quickly took off as some of the big stars, including some of his famous clients, generously donated to the cause.
Comedians Amy Schumer, Ben Stiller and Chris Rock, and pop icon Madonna, fashion designer Rachel Zoe, director Judd Apatow, and Ashton Kutcher, jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz, and LiveNation CEO Michael Rapino are among the hundreds of funders in the campaign was a success, and pushed him in the past of her goal.
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“My heart breaks for the victims and their families,” Oseary wrote in the mission on the campaign homepage. “I have started a gofund me campaign to support those affected by this tragedy at this very difficult time, and making a personal contribution of $18,000 on behalf of my family to the victims of this terrorist attack.”
“We are working with GoFundMe to ensure all funds are transferred to an organization that support to the family and the community. We will provide additional information about the distribution of resources once these are available and actively researching the best organisations in New Zealand to receive what goes up,” he added. “Please join me in to help. #enoughisenough.”
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Those interesting in donating to the victims and their families can still donate on the GoFundMe page.