They rolled his car over, but now Chad Duncan is rolling in cash.
A day after Duncan learned that his car had been destroyed by riotous fans following the Red Sox World Series win, a crowdfunding campaign started by a sympathetic Brookline man had raised enough money to cover Duncan’s expenses and then some.
“Since April, I’ve had enough of the destruction and enough of the negative stories, so I tried to turn that around,” said Bobby O’Neill, who launched a GoFundMe campaign titled “Boston’s Better Than That” after learning of Duncan’s plight.
In one day, 234 people donated more than $3,400.
But regardless of the total raised, Duncan won’t be swapping his Corolla for a flashier ride, at least not with these funds.
O’Neill said he plans to give Duncan, a 28-year-old Oregon native who moved to Boston three years ago, only $2,500, the amount Duncan says he will have to shell out to cover his insurance deductible and fees. The rest will be donated to The One Fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims.
Of the fund-raising response, O’Neill said: “I’m both shocked and incredibly impressed, but I am also not surprised in the least.
“If I didn’t expect this from Bostonians, I wouldn’t have done this in the first place.”