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UPDATE: Online fundraiser for businesses damaged in Madison riots raises $50,000 within 12 hours

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- An online fundraiser that was started to raise money for downtown Madison businesses that were damaged during violent protests reached it's initial $50,000 goal within 12 hours.

As of 9:10 a.m. Sunday, the Downtown Emergency Relief Fund has raised more than $51,000. Nearly 950 people have donated to the fund.

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Madison365 and Paulo Delgado helped to organize the GoFundMe.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- An online fundraiser was started to raise money for downtown Madison businesses that were damaged during violent protests.

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Madison365 and Paulo Delgado helped to organize the GoFundMe.

The original fundraising goal was set at $50,000. By early Sunday morning, nearly $40,000 had been raised.

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