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[give_form id=”79809″] [contentcards url=”http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/386744-waffle-house-hero-raises-nearly-a-quarter-of-a-million-dollars” target=”_blank”]