Florida Veteran Raises Nearly $7 Million To Fund Border Wall, Fulfill Trump Promise

Dec 21, 2018

As the issue of border wall funding threatens to plunge the federal government into a partial shutdown in time for the holidays, an Air Force veteran and motivational speaker living a day’s drive from Mar-a-Lago is trying to crowdsource donations for a wall along the southern U.S. border.

In just five days, Purple Heart recipient Brian Kolfage has raised more than $7.5 million toward the wall’s funding, a key campaign promise of President Donald Trump.

Kolfage, 37, who lives with his family in the Miramar Beach resort community of Sandestin, in the Panhandle’s Walton County, aims to raise $1 billion — though Trump has demanded that Congress allocate $5 billion to fund construction of the wall.

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