Hurricane Harvey has displaced tens of thousands of people and the overwhelming cost of damages continue to mount. Now, more than ever, we all want to step up and help.
Here are some ways you can support those affected by this disaster.
1. Donate to the Direct Impact Fund. If you would like to see your dollars directed to verified campaigns that support those affected by Hurricane Harvey, donate to 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. Your donation to the Direct Impact Fund is tax-deductible.
2. Share the link to the Direct Impact Fund with your network. If you are not able to donate to the Direct Impact Fund, share the link with your social networks to spread the word about how to help. We recommend sharing on Facebook, by email and by text.
3. Champion an existing campaign. Find a Hurricane Harvey campaign that moves you and become an ambassador for the campaign. By donating to a campaign, or sharing the campaign’s link with your networks, you are directly increasing the support this campaign receives.
Click here to learn how to start a campaign for someone you know personally who is affected, and click here to learn how to start a Certified Charity campaign. Finally, click here to learn about how GoFundMe ensures your donations go to verified beneficiaries.