GoFundMe for Beverly Afaglo ends with $1,839 raised
A GoFundMe set up to raise funds for actress Beverly Afaglo after fire destroyed her home at Tema, managed to reach nearly $1,900 before being discontinued.
The fire occurred on Monday, August 9 destroying property with millions of cedis and in some posts on Instagram in the wake of the unfortunate incident, Beverly indicated that she had lost everything and did not know where to start from.
The incident drew sympathy from players in the entertainment industry with a number of them commiserating with her and others such as actress Nana Ama McBrown and singer Chase supporting financially.
Actress Yvonne Nelson set up the GoFundMe to raise funds for the actress to get back on her feet with a goal of $20,000.
However, the backlash that greeted the gesture has prompted Beverly to ask for it to be ended. While some said there were other people who were more in need of help, others pulled old videos of her hitting back at some people who had called her broke.
Unhappy with all the negativity, Beverly said in an Instagram Live session on Monday, August 16, that she had asked all fundraising activities for her be halted.
She said she had told Yvonne Nelson and her other friends such as Nana Ama McBrown who also tried raising funds through mobile money to stop.
She wrote, “GofundMe and Momo donations ends now. Thank u to all my celebrity friends who supported this. Am sorry because of me, people insulted u and called u all names. Pls forgive me. God will meet u at the point of ur needs. God bless u.”
Then on Tuesday, she posted again thanking all her celebrity friends who had donated to her saying. "All my celebrity friends who have donated to me, u hv shown me so much love and I'm grateful. To live the life of a celebrity is very expensive and we all hv big responsibilities too but the lay man doesn't now. U hv shown me love and I'm very thankful. We shall rise."
As at the time the actress asked for the GoFundMe to end, an amount of $1,839 dollars had been raised.
Beverly is married to Praye member Choirmaster who is currently in the US. They have two daughters.