Numerous GoFundMe accounts have been set up for the 13 siblings who were held captive by their parents for so many years. It has now been established that the said GoFundMe accounts are fake. Los Angeles station KABC reported that any fundraisers set up for the family, including on GoFundMe, are not legitimate fundraisers. The only legitimate fundraiser which has been set up for the 13 kids is the one that was announced by the Riverside University Health System Foundation.
The foundation announced that it has opened a fund for the 13 siblings after offers of help poured in from across the country. All donations will go to a trust fund set up for them, the foundation said. According to Erin Phillips, executive director of RUHS Foundation, “We recognize financial gifts will not eliminate their trauma, but these additional resources will be extremely important in helping these victims address their long term educational and physical needs.”