Cameron Boyce 's shocking death triggered a flood of donations to a charity he was passionate about … with the help of Adam Sandler . 1
9659004] The Disney star, who was just 20 years old when he died last week, worked closely with a charitable organization called Thirst Project that builds wells that bring clean drinking water to needy villages.
Thirst Project co-founder and CEO, Seth Maxwell tells TMZ that more than 350 people have donated money to Cameron's initiative, totaling $ 15,000.
Maxwell says the money is spent online on the charity's website, and much of it comes from a Facebook fundraiser launched by Adam Sandler.
Other celebs are catching up and promoting fundraising … Actors Skai Jackson and Nolan Gould some industry friends from Cameron also used social media to encourage fans to donate to Thirst Project in Cameron's name.
Maxwell reports that the Thirst Project was overwhelmed by DMs and e-mails asking how they could get involved. … and he says there are many ways to continue Cameron's legacy.
Disney has canceled a "Descendants 3" event on the Red Carpet to honor Cameron … and instead decided to donate money to Thirst Project in his name. These funds are separated from the $ 15,000 in individual donations.
As we reported for the first time, Cameron, who died of a seizure in his sleep suffered from epilepsy .