More than $4 million donated to Damar Hamlin’s toy charity

Hamlin remains in critical condition at UC Medical Center.
Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 11:21 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2023 at 8:37 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Fans are showing their support for injured Bills’ Damar Hamlin by flooding his toy charity with so many donations, the fundraiser skyrocketed Monday night and has now surpassed $4 million.

Hamlin was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in an ambulance after he collapsed on the field at Paycor Stadium during the nationally televised Monday Night Football game.

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Hamlin started the Chasing M Foundation Community Toy Drive after the Bills drafted him in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

“As I embark on my journey to the NFL, I will never forget where I come from and I am committed to using my platform to positively impact the community that raised me. I created The Chasing M’s Foundation as a vehicle that will allow me to deliver that impact, and the first program is the 2020 Community Toy Drive,” reads the online fundraiser.

The initial goal was $2,500. Entering Monday, the fundraiser had less than $100,000.

Both Bengals and Bills fans also flocked to the hospital Monday night minutes after Hamlin arrived. They held a vigil through the night into early Tuesday.

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