UCC Hero GoFundMe Campaign Clears a Half-Mil in a Half Day

MintzGFMIn a deviation from the usual reporting after a public attack (MSM’s “journalism” and POTUS’s shameless politicizing aside), a number of law enforcement agencies and news outlets are refusing to utter the name of the attacker.  Instead, what is making the viral rounds is the name of a hero who challenged the attacker.

Not to be confused with the similarly-named McLovin/Red Mist guy, 30 year old US Army veteran, Chris Mintz, faced the UCC attacker head on.  Upon hearing gunshots in a nearby classroom, rather than running in the opposite direction, he headed toward the sounds of violence – charging the attacker and attempting to bar him from continuing his rampage.

Mintz was shot several times as he tried to block the attacker’s path.  Reports indicate that Mintz fell after receiving his initial wounds and could be heard saying that it was his son’s [sixth] birthday before being shot again multiple times.  A medical center spokeswoman is cited as saying that Mintz sustained a total of seven gunshot wounds.  Mintz was taken to the hospital, where he remained in stable condition on Friday, his injuries including two broken legs.

Those injuries will no doubt incur massive medical bills, which is one of the reasons why his cousin, Derek Bourgeois, started a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of raising $10,000 to help with Chris’s bills and expenses.  Only hours into the campaign, thousands of donors had already pooled their donations to far exceed that goal with tens of thousands of dollars.  At just over twelve hours in, that sum had topped $500,000 and the donations, thoughts, and prayers continue to pour in for Chris and his family.

It is wonderful to see this outpouring of support for those who are willing to take a stand against such violent animals.  The link is above if you wish to contribute to Chris’s GoFundMe campaign.

Thanks also go out to the first responders – the good guys with guns who showed up to stop the bad guy with a gun – and brought the situation to a close and those who treated victims.

Most of all, however, thoughts go out to the friends and families of those who did not survive the attack:  the Alcaraz, Anspach, Carnes, Cooper, Dietz, Eibel, Johnson, Levine, and Moore families.

Update

It’s great to see Chris’s campaign at well over ¾ million dollars.  As of right now, his total is at $764,822!  What an outpouring of support for Mr. Mintz and his family.

As we mentioned above, however, people must not forget about the other victims of the attack.  Chris’s campaign page has now added links for support campaigns that have been set up for those other victims:

Rebecka Carnes: https://www.gofundme.com/ca5gquks
Lucero Alcaraz: https://www.gofundme.com/gd5g46s8
Quinn Cooper: https://www.gofundme.com/xued5fw
Kim Dietz: https://www.gofundme.com/8y5hkn8g
Treven Anspach: https://www.gofundme.com/oursilenthero
Jason Johnson: https://www.gofundme.com/7d5peuus
Lawrence Levine: (No Campaign Found)
Sarena Moore: (No Campaign Found)
Lucas Eibel: (No Campaign Found)

Ana Boylan: https://www.gofundme.com/645hpwak
Cheyeanne Fitzgerald: https://www.gofundme.com/vh5hy89w
Julie Woodworth: https://www.gofundme.com/pq5g36mg
Amber McMurtrey: https://www.gofundme.com/xd569d7w
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Several of these campaigns have already met or exceeded their goals, as Chris’s has (although not to such a great measure), and some are still working toward those goals.  If you get a chance, be sure to swing by their pages and check them out.

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