An online fundraiser for slain NYPD Officer Jason Rivera’s family has surpassed $120,000 just hours after it was posted.
The campaign, posted on “Fund the First,” a crowdfunding site that hosts efforts to raise money for first responders, had pledges topping $120,000 on Saturday evening from more than 1,800 individual donors. A new goal of $300,000 has been set after the campaign quickly blew passed its initial goal of $100,000. The site claims it hosts only efforts verified to go to legitimate recipients.
Rivera, 22, was killed Friday night when he and his partner, Wilbert Mora, were ambushed during a domestic call at an apartment in Harlem.
Mora, 27, remained in critical condition Saturday evening. Sources said he has a bullet lodged in his brain and is facing a second surgery as he fights to survive.