A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide financial aid for an international student who was attacked at a Winnipeg bus shelter late last month.
The 17-year-old from India had only been in Canada for less than a month when he was attacked in a bus shelter at Portage Place on January 23rd.
The GoFundMe, set up by the company Ventura and the University of Manitoba Indian Students Association, seeks to raise $5,000.
According to the page, the money raised will go to the student, to reduce financial burdens for food, school, and getting around. A small portion will also go to the U of M Indian Students Association, to help new students in Winnipeg settle in.
"We want as many people like this young man to come here and be a part of this great City. People should know this is a caring place, filled with wonderful people who look after eachother. We are stronger together," says the webpage.
You can donate here.
The day after the incident, January 24th, Winnipeg Police released limited footage of the attack. 26-year-old Joshua Zachary Snakeskin was arrested that night, after allegedly trying to evade police in a stolen vehicle. He faces numerous charges, including aggravated assault, robbery, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.