Funeral Fund Campaigning
Experiencing a loss of a friend or family member can be a terrible burden, and although we do not like to think about that happening, it is simply a part of life that we cannot stop. One thing we can do, however, is to help out our friends and family members that do not have the monies needed to take care of their loved one. End of life expenses can leave a family devastated. The reality is that funerals can cost thousands of dollars, and many families are living paycheck to paycheck. Most families do not have funds sitting around to cover unexpected expenses. Luckily, there is a website that is now in operation that provides a service that helps friends and family members collect memorial donations to assist a family that is struggling with these costs.
This form of memorial donations is called crowdfunding for funeral expenses. The site that is solely dedicated to helping you raise funds for this purpose is Funeralfund.com. An organizer begins by setting up a campaign, which allows anyone to donate to his or her cause. Funds are needed quickly to make preparations. To encourage donors to act a campaign is open for a period of fourteen days. If more time is needed to meet the goal the campaign can be extended for another two weeks. If you know a family that is struggling through this unfortunate circumstance, you should tell them they are not alone, help is available.
To start a campaign, the organizer says something about the deceased, goals achieved in life, hobbies, church affiliation or what ever you think would be important for the loved ones left behind to know. A photo of the deceased is uploaded, a realistic goal amount is set and a description of what the money is needed for completes the page.
Once the page is set up it is vital to get the word out. Asking for help is not always easy. Social media is the fastest and easiest way to spread the news. Facebook and Twitter are two of the more popular sites but there are over 300 social media sites that can be directly linked to your campaign. People often want to help but just don’t know how. This is a great way to bring people together and help each other out during an incredibly unfortunate time.
Many people get stuck in the situation of having to deal with and process the loss of a loved one, only to come to the realization that they cannot come up with the funds to hold the funeral and give them a proper goodbye. Funeral Fund offers an option to divert this problem by bringing families and friends together when help is needed the most.
If you are in a position to give a memorial donation it is a great way to give forward and families would appreciate a helping hand.