Damar Hamlin's Toy Drive Fundraiser Almost At $5 Mil, Tom Brady Donates $10K!
Damar Hamlin Fundraiser Almost at $5 Million ... Tom Brady Donates $10K!!!
1/3/2023 6:20 AM PT
2:30 PM PT -- 1/3 -- Tom Brady is also pitching in to help Damar Hamlin -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB just gave $10k to the GoFundMe account, making it the top 3 donations.
2:20 PM PT -- 1/3 -- Currently, the Chasing M's Foundation Community Toy Drive has $4,856,300 and still counting.
9:04 AM PT -- 1/3 -- The donations continue to flow in ... with another MILLION dollars going to Damar's fundraiser since this morning -- resulting in $4,486,340 so far!!
New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton is contributing to the fundraiser ... giving $3,000 to the cause -- a nod to Damar's jersey number.
Remember, Bills fans donated more than $400k to the QB's foundation back in 2018 ... after Dalton's Bengals helped Buffalo make the playoffs.
Dalton and his wife were super appreciative at the time ... and eventually donated the money back to a local Buffalo hospital.
Andy also shared his well wishes Monday night ... saying, "Praying for Damar Hamlin!"
Andy's wife, Jordan, added ... "Let's come together as a community to support a cause that is important to Damar!"
Thousands have opened up their wallets in an effort to show love for Damar Hamlin following the Bills defensive back's scary collapse Monday night ... donating over $3 MILLION to the football player's toy drive fundraiser.
Hamlin initially started the charity effort back in 2020 -- in an attempt to gain funds so he could distribute toys to kids in need in Pennsylvania. His target goal was simply $2,500.
But, in the hours after Hamlin suffered a terrifying medical emergency during the first quarter of Buffalo's "Monday Night Football" game against the Cincinnati Bengals, donations flooded in.
It hit $1 million roughly an hour after the 24-year-old had been rushed to the hospital, and by Tuesday morning, it was at $3,496,590.
Several NFL players appear to have given to the cause, as 49ers stars Trey Lance and Christian McCaffrey's names were written on the donation list.
In his note on the Gofundme page, Hamlin encouraged those who couldn't contribute monetarily to still help the cause ... writing, "We are accepting donated toys at the Daycare Center or simply spread the word by sharing this fundraiser on your social channels."
As we reported, the Bills say Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after he tackled Tee Higgins to the ground. The team said, thankfully, "his heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment."
"He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition," Bills officials added.
Hamlin joined the Bills in 2021 -- and had started 13 games for the team this season.
Originally Published -- 6:20 AM PT