The Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation set up a GoFundMe for the 50 migrants sent to the island by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his program relocating illegal migrants to sanctuary cities.

Martha’s Vineyard Group Fundraises For Migrants Who Were Only In Town 24 Hours

The Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation set up a GoFundMe for the 50 migrants sent to the island by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his program relocating illegal migrants to sanctuary cities.

The Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation set up a GoFundMe for the 50 migrants sent to the island by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his program relocating illegal migrants to sanctuary cities.

The migrants stayed on Martha’s Vineyard for about 24 hours before Massachusetts called in the national guard and relocated them to a military base on Cape Cod.

The online fundraiser, which raised more than $43,000, claimed the migrants hadn’t been informed of where they were going and were “lured” by the promise of jobs; as originally reported by Townhall.

“Martha’s Vineyard is a community of open-hearted individuals that view these migrants as people, not political pawns,” the GoFundMe page read. “However, the island is a resort community with only 20,000 year-round residents, and it already faces a shortage of affordable housing and off-season jobs.”

“Please join me in donating to the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation, which can quickly distribute funds to the neediest organizations. This action by DeSantis is a cruel ruse that manipulates families seeking a better life—but we can help to provide support,” it said.

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Although the migrants had all been relocated by Friday morning, the fundraiser is still collecting money for the groups that assisted the migrants.

The fundraiser’s organizer, Sarah Goulet, owns a New York communications company and was married on Martha’s Vineyard in 2018. Her family owns a $1.6 million home on the island, according to Townhall.

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