Internet Meme Artist Raises $6 Million in One Day to Fly Afghans Out of the Country


A New York artist has launched a GoFundMe page to rescue Afghans by flying them out of the country as quickly as possible.

Since the launch of the campaign, Quentin Quarantino raised $550,000 in just two hours. By the end of the day, the total skyrocketed to more than $6 million.

This comes after twenty years of U.S. military intervention and their recent withdrawal, as the Taliban extremist group took control and targeted certain individuals and families.



This campaign is in hopes to help the human rights lawyers, translators, journalists, artists, activists, and those who are considered at “imminent risk” of being killed.

According to Quarantino, every $550,000 donated will buy two airplanes to Kabul, with “Every $1,500 raised representing a seat in one of the planes, and a life saved.”

Quarantino took to Instagram to share with his 767,000 followers the success the campaign has had so far.



“Raising five million dollars in less than 24 hours for this rescue mission has given us, and so many around the world, hope for humanity. Most importantly, it’s a direct line to attempt safe passage for Afghans in danger.”

For those interested in donating or learning more information, you can head over to the GoFundMe page.


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