The campaign raised a little more than $20 million from more than 337,000 donors. Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran started the campaign on Dec. 16. When it started, he said he would only collect the funds if the campaign hit $1 billion, or about one-fifth of what President Donald Trump requests from Congress to start construction.
CBS News reports Kolfage gave donors the option of giving their GoFundMe contribution to himself and a team he assembled to construct the border wall. This team put together to privately construct the border wall is called "We Build the Wall, Inc."
"Our highly experienced team is highly confident that we can complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government, while meeting or exceeding all required regulatory, engineering, and environmental specifications," Kolfage wrote in his update.