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New fundraising campaign for the Confluence Project kicks off


 Eau Claire (WQOW)  - As buildings that will make way for Eau Claire’s Confluence are torn down a new way to donate to the project is starting up.

A group called "Community for the Confluence" has kicked off a fundraising challenge.

They hope to receive 6,000 donations in 60 days. If that goal is met, group of donors who wish to remain anonymous will donate $100,000 to the project.

Donations are being counted starting today and can be given online, in person, and also by using your cell phone.

"The confluence project is of course a new type of collaboration and partnership for our community so we wanted to see some new types of fundraising as well so social media and text to give is the basis of this campaign,” said Ben Richgruber a spokesperson for the group.

Richgruber says already they've seen a steady flow of donations. He also said that developers are about a third of the way to the fifteen-million dollar philanthropy goal they need to meet the funding requirement for the project.

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