(New York Daily News) An effort to raise money for a bullied school bus aide in upstate New York has netted more than 140 times its goal.
The show of support for Karen Klein began in June after cell phone video showing four boys from Greece Athena Middle School in Greece, N.Y. bullying the 68-year-old grandmother was uploaded to YouTube.
The clip set off global outrage and spurred Max Sidorov, a 25-year-old Canadian, to start an online drive to send Klein on a vacation. Though Sidorov's initial goal was $5,000, the fund-raiser topped that amount by far when it concluded Saturday after amassing more than $703,000.
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