If a friend, family member or loved one has been affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, feel empowered to take action and help.
Helping a Friend or Family Member
Create a campaign for supplies, emergency living arrangements, medical help, repairs or miscellaneous costs. You can get started right here.
Check out this link for inspirational campaigns that have already been created for hurricane victims.
Once the campaign is up and running, you can add the friend or family member as your beneficiary so that they can withdraw the funds directly. Find out how to do this here.
If your beneficiary is out of power or does not have immediate access to a computer or phone to process a withdrawal, you can withdraw on their behalf. Before doing so, please be sure to include these important details on your campaign:
- How you are related to the beneficiary
- That you will be withdrawing the funds in your name and to your own bank account
- How exactly you will be delivering the funds to the beneficiary
Helping Colleagues or Employees
We have a few ways for your company to support individual employees in need, as well as ways for your company to support charities that are providing relief.
If you would like to get started with a GoFundMe campaign as a collective organisation or company, we can help you withdraw the funds to your organisation’s bank account. This is easy to set up and the organisation's EIN will be used for tax reporting. We simply ask that you clearly explain in your campaign story how the money will be withdrawn, distributed and ultimately allocated. Click here to learn more about withdrawing as an organisation, and here to learn more about taxes.
If you are looking for options outside of individual fundraising, we can connect you with our charity branch at CrowdRise, where they can provide options for team fundraising and charity integration.
Do not have the time or resources to create a campaign? Donate or share the Direct Impact Fund. The Direct Impact Fund is an independent, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation working directly with GoFundMe to provide immediate and direct assistance to those affected by natural and manmade disasters. Donations to the Direct Impact Fund are tax-deductible.