More than $28k raised on GoFundMe for Charlottesville victims

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WUSA9) - More than $28,000 was raised within a 14-hour period after a car a car crashed into a group of demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., killing at least one person and injuring 19.

A GoFundMe page was set up by a group called Unity Cville. The group made up  of Charlottesville community members hoping to raise money for the victims. The goal is $50,000. 

RELATED: 1 dead, driver arrested at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

On Saturday, violence broke out as the groups that planned the "Unite the Right" rally were met with counter protesters. After the rally, a car plowed into a crowd and a state police helicopter crashed outside the city. 

James Alex Fields, Jr., of Ohio, was charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in death.

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