Unfortunately natural disasters affect millions of people a year, leaving a trail of devastation that needs immediate relief. Though the state does what it can to help, and insurance can ultimately help with some costs, these funds often take months or years to come through, which is insufficient when the need is so immediate.
With Deposit a Gift you can create a crowdfunding site for organizational relief, or a personal donation site for a loved one affected by the disaster. Once set up, it’s easy to raise awareness within your network, and even from good Samaritans all over the world who are willing to help in this time of need. You can raise money in the format of a fund or break out the specific areas of need into a gift list for more directed giving.
Raising money during the time of a disaster can help with:
- Rebuilding Homes/City
- Plane/Bus/Transportation Tickets
- Temporary Relocation
- Cleanup costs
- Clean Water
- Animal Assistance
- Medical Attention
- Emotional Support
The above are just thought-starters of what might be needed during a disaster, but the reality is that every situation will have a different set of needs, which is why the ability to customize your fundraising site is so important.
With Deposit a Gift you can customize your fundraising site in the most personal way possible so that it’s truly a reflection of the situation at hand and the help that is so urgently needed. You can set it up in the format of a fund or use our Gift List tool to break down the different uses of funds so that your network can contribute to different areas of need.
Once you’ve got your site setup to reflect what you are trying to accomplish, the key is marketing it to the max to rally support about what you are doing and get people on board.