Wall donations refunded or shifted to non-profit effort

A Florida man says people who contributed more than $20 million online to help build a wall along the southern U.S. border can get refunds or shift their support to a new nonprofit effort

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Florida man says people who contributed more than $20 million online to help build a wall along the southern U.S. border can get refunds or shift their support to a new nonprofit effort.

"There is a lot of work ahead of us, but this has never deterred me in the past. With the help of our highly experienced team, and your support, we will make this work!" Kolfage wrote. "I will personally not take a penny of compensation from these donations."

So far, about 339,000 people have contributed. The new nonprofit is called We Build The Wall Inc. and Kolfage says he hopes to raise $1 billion.

"We are better equipped than our own government to use the donated funds to build an actual wall on the southern border," he wrote. "Our team strongly believes that we can complete our segments of the wall for less than half of the government's estimated costs on a per mile basis."

According to his website , Kolfage was severely wounded in a 2004 rocket attack at an Iraq air base, losing both legs and one arm. He and his family live in the resort community of Sandestin, in Florida's Panhandle. Kolfage did not respond Saturday to an email seeking further comment.

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