Fundraiser for Niagara Falls man killed in plane crash surpasses its goal
As family and friends bid farewell yesterday to three young Niagara men killed in a plane crash in rural Pennsylvania, others opened up their pocketbooks donating money to a fundraiser in honour of one of the victims.
A friend of Rifat Tawfig, started a Go Fund Me account to raise money to build a well in Tawfig's native Sudan in his honour.
As of yesterday, the fund had raised well over it's goal of $10,000.
Funeral services were held yesterday for Tawfig, as well as 18 year old Corey Mijac and 19 year old Ben Jeffries, who died when their plane crashed last week.
The U-S National Transportation Board continues to investigate the cause of the crash.
Click here for more details on the fundraising effort: https://www.gofundme.com/rifattawfigsadaqa?ssid=784649625&pos=1
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