Damar Hamlin Toy Drive Raises $1.8M in Hours: Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, was hurt so badly on Monday Night Football that his life was in danger. Hamlin started a toy drive fundraiser two years ago, and in less than an hour, it raised more than a million dollars.
Hamlin’s “The Chasing M’s Foundation Community Toy Drive” page on GoFundMe got a lot of money from his fans. The fundraiser was from 2020, and the goal was to raise $2,500 at first.
Damar Hamlin Toy Drive Raises $1.8M in Hours
As of Tuesday at 12:30 a.m., it had reached $1.8 million.
“As I start my journey to the NFL, I will never forget where I came from, and I am committed to using my platform to help the community that raised me.” I started The Chasing M’s Foundation as a way to make this happen, and the 2020 Community Toy Drive is the first program,” Hamlin wrote at the time.
This campaign gives you the chance to help with our first project and make a difference for children who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic.
All of the money raised will be used to buy toys for children in need. Thank you so much for always being there for me, both on and off the field. I’m glad to be able to work with you to make the holidays a little brighter for the children in our community.”
Hamlin was hurt very badly when he made a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football at 8:55 p.m. Hamlin was taken care of by first responders on the field. They did CPR on him and took him in an ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center at 9:25 p.m. The NFL said that his condition is very bad.
At 10 p.m., the game was put off.