This is so awesome it's what the word "awesome" is for: The Second Life community's fundraiser of $20,000+ for the Equality Florida's Victim fund is not only huge, right now it's the very largest grassroots, community-based donation on the GoFundMe crowdfunder page, and tenth highest overall. You can see for yourself when you go to the page and click the Highest/Most Liked/Recent toggle on the right.
That's an incredible achievement, considering the $7.8 million total raised so far and that the biggest donors are mostly comprised of individuals and corporations. To be sure, any contribution of any size is great, but the fact that thousands of people from all over the world whose only connection is being part of an online virtual world rapidly put together a series of impromptu events, set up dozens of donation boxes, and even put themselves up for auction -- it's just truly amazing and heartening. During such a fraught time fractured by so much anger and rage, a virtual community quickly collaborated, and got good things done.
Speaking of which, everyone please join me in thanking Casper Warden, the UK-based SLer who got the donation drive started, and volunteered so much of his time collecting donations through his system of boards, converting the Linden Dollars to US$, and sending it along to Equality Florida. If you were one of the donors, you already received screenshots confirming the Linden Dollar cash-out and the Paypal donation, but for the record, here's a copy of the latter below: