The new trend gofundme accounts have taken advantage of people with good hearts wanting to help. They tug at your heart strings while they have their hands in your wallet. Recently there was someone who wrote how they were a single mother and their child needed extensive surgery and they needed money to cover expenses for travel, so we opened our hearts and wallets. Now we see that same single parent on Facebook out drinking and posting how they will be attending current music events and pictures of their shiny new vehicle. I cannot help but feel duped and worse yet they are making it difficult for the people out there who genuinely need our help. I can’t help but to feel betrayed and how this has made me suspicious and wary of helping others.
Barbara Carlson, Nampa