Ottawa Food Bank raises $170K in one day with help from Wu-Tang Clan

Update, Friday afternoon: 

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A fundraising challenge started by Shopify COO Harvey Finkelstein led to a chain of events on Twitter that added up to a big day for the Ottawa Food Bank.

To raise awareness for the challenge that the city of Ottawa's most vulnerable residents are facing, he offered to donate $1 for every retweet of the initiative, up to a total of $10,000.

That led to a flurry of social media activity, including a $10,000 donation each from Sebastien St-Louis and Adam Miron, the co-founders of HEXO Corp., a local cannabis company.

Miron then tagged a number of other accounts and asked them to donate, including the Wu-Tang Clan.

Thursday afternoon, Wu-Tang Clan responded with a donation of their own.

Finkelstein later announced on social media that donations on Thursday totalled $170,000.

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