Waffle House hero raises nearly a quarter of a million dollars for victims’ families in two weeks


James Shaw Jr., the man known nationally as the “Waffle House hero,” has raised more than $230,000 for the families of the four people killed in a mass shooting at the Nashville-area restaurant.

Shaw, 29, is credited with saving lives when he wrestled a rifle from the hands of the gunman. He started a crowdsourcing fund on GoFundMe with the original goal of raising $15,000.

Shaw said in a statement that the fundraiser will close on Sunday, according to The New York Times.

“To the thousands of people who have expressed their care, prayers and made financial donations, I can only respond by saying, ‘Thank you,’” he said in the statement. “[This] has been a heartwarming reminder of what is possible when we come together to care for one another.” – READ MORE

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