GoFundMe border wall campaign to refund donors after falling short of goal

GoFundMe Border Wall (GoFundMe campaign for border wall aims for a $1 billion) / Cropped Photo: Tomas Castelazo / Wikipedia / CC BY 3.0 / (MGN)

The GoFundMe campaign to subsidize construction of the wall at the United States' southern border will refund all money to donors because it did not reach its $1 billion goal, CBS News reports.

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.