People waving flags at Syntagma square.  Greeks demonstrate
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British Man Breaks Crowdfunding Site Trying to Bail Out Greece

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 2:28 PM UTC | Originally published: Jun 30, 2015

A British man has started a crowdfunding site to raise funds for a bailout for Greece, and he's already raised over $230,000-- about 0.01% of what Greece needs.

Thom Feeney, a marketing manager who lives in the U.K., decided he would do his part to solve the Greek financial crisis one Internet user at a time, by asking for donations via crowdfunding site Indiegogo:

The IndieGogo page has since crashed, but Feeney has promised it will be back up and running shortly.

Unfortunately, the campaign ends in a week, and under Indiegogo rules if a fixed-funding project like this one is not fully funded by the deadline, the campaign doesn't get the money.

And Greece is so deep in the hole that even if the site kept raising over $230,000 per day, CBC reports, it would take 24 years to reach the $2.1 billion goal.

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