Our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Irma. In the wake of this disaster, we want to ensure that all Campaign Organizers are set up for successful withdrawals. Please read on if you have a bank account in, or live in a US territory.
To withdraw funds raised in a US territory, you are required to submit ALL of the following:
- US Social Security Number
- Physical US mailing address (in one of the 50 US states that is not a PO Box)
- US bank account (issued in one of the 50 US states)
- US phone number (in one of the 50 US states)
Because our payment processor doesn’t yet have the functionality to verify addresses outside of the US, the person who withdraws the funds raised will need to verify their information with a mainland US address in one of the 50 states, even if they’re located in a US territory.
If the beneficiary doesn’t have a US address from the 50 states that they can provide, we recommend that you ask a friend or family member in the 50 US states to withdraw on your behalf. They can send the funds to you outside of GoFundMe. Please ensure that a plan for the flow of funds is clearly stated in the campaign’s Story.
For assistance with this process, please contact us here.