LANSING (LANSING STATE JOURNAL) - Donations for a Lansing hot dog vendor whose catering supplies were destroyed Tuesday have topped $25,000 this morning.

Fundraising for Clint Tarver kicked off Wednesday at with mostly small donations of $20 to $75.

Tarver, a familiar face in downtown Lansing who usually has his hot dog cart out near Capitol and Michigan Avenue, was serving Americans For Prosperity members in their tent on the Capitol lawn Tuesday when it was destroyed.

The original fundraising goal was $2,000, which was then increased to $5,000. Tarver estimates the damage to his cart at $500.