Have funeral and/or burial costs caught you off guard?
Take advantage of crowdfunding to assist you with the expenses. It is usually free to open an account, and each service will deduct a small percentage of your collections.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends and family.
What are some crowdfunding services that I can trust?
1. The most popular and trusted crowdfunding service is Gofundme.
Gofundme is based in San Diego and Menlo Park. GoFundMe was launched on May 10, 2010 and has quickly become the World’s #1 fundraising site for personal causes and life-events. Millions of people have raised over $1 Billion in the past 365 days.
To find out more and create an account, visit Gofundme.com
2. Another crowdfunding service specifically for funeral expenses is Funeralfund.
"Funeral Fund started out as a personal website for our founder Michael and his family. Michael lost his father to cancer in 2011. With medical bills continuing to mount, it left his family with very limited resources for a proper funeral. Asking for help is never easy, so Michael turned to Social Media as a means to connect with family, friends and co-workers who knew his father. After numerous phone calls, text messages, emails, Tweets and Facebook posts, they were able to gather enough money for the funeral that his loving father truly deserved. Michael saw how beneficial a site like Funeral Fund would be for other families in the same situation. Funeralfund.com has become a huge success thanks to his dedicated team, Elijah, Carrol, Ayako, and many others who have helped along the way."
To find out more and create an account, visit FuneralFund.com
Other popular crowdfunding sites:
If you would like assistance in creating a crowdfunding account for your service, please contact Anya 858-277-2799
Hi! I've been in the burial at sea business since 1997. I hope to bring you relevant information as it relates to scattering ashes and full body burial at sea.
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