Unfamilliar with how it works

So I pledged forty dollars to help my friend out on his patreon but I only wanted to do a lump sum so I signed up the pledge last month saw that i was billed last night and though “perfect now i can unpledge and he will have the money since the money is in the patreon account for him.” I did just that and come to tell me that this morning he doesn’t have the money because he doesn’t have auto deposit. I don’t have the money because I was billed and this is the only way to get in contact with Patreon.
Help would be greatly appreciated.

An update. Thank you for reading this anyway but the transaction just went through. It seems there was a bit of a delay but it worked without problem. Thanks again.