GoFundMe sharing stories of 1 family per day until Congress approves COVID-19 relief

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GoFundMe sharing stories of 1 family per day until Congress approves COVID-19 relief

In early March, GoFundMe CEO Tim Cadogan wrote in a post that the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic “have tested humanity in ways most of us have never known.” Since then, the public has rallied around each other to provide unceasing support for friends, family members, and even strangers in need — all while navigating the pandemic firsthand.

To better understand the GoFundMe community’s ever-changing response to COVID-19, we are sharing data on pandemic-related fundraisers and donations over a six-month period. Here is what we learned:

Outpouring of global support

Between March 1 and August 31, 2020, the GoFundMe community responded to the…

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GoFundMe Kid Heroes celebrates the kids who are using GoFundMe to change their communities and the world

Grace was only 10 years old when her mother passed away after a three-year fight with leukemia. Grace promised herself she would do something meaningful to honor her mother’s memory and she made good on her promise by building a nonprofit from the ground up.

She has since sent over 60,000 cards filled with love to children around the world who are battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

With the world now grappling with the coronavirus crisis, 18-year-old Grace knew she wanted to help children who are battling illnesses in the hospital, isolated from their families. …

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Helping Our Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Across the world we are facing uncertain times together as the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve. Many are facing social and work isolation, financial hardship, or even a loved one hospitalized. And many are coming to help those in need and lending a helping hand.

During this challenging time I want to take a brief moment to outline the steps we are taking to help as many people as possible. At no other time in GoFundMe’s ten year history have we seen such an urgent need or such an incredible outpouring of support in such a short time.

The global…

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GoFundMe Heroes celebrates the everyday people who do extraordinary things on GoFundMe

Dr. Kwane Stewart was already an experienced veterinarian when he decided to help the less fortunate in his community.

After spending an afternoon offering medical care to the pets of people experiencing homelessness, he learned an important lesson: These animals provided more than companionship to their owners — they also offered love, hope, and security. What Dr.

Kwane initially thought would be a one-off experience has since turned into a nine-year mission to help four-legged pets across Southern California and beyond.

Modesto, California was a tough place to call home during the Great Recession — even for pets. Dr. Kwane…

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Rob Solomon to continue role as Chairman of the Board

The GoFundMe team is excited to welcome our new CEO, Tim Cadogan to the company. Current CEO, Rob Solomon will continue his role as chairman of the board and will remain actively involved in determining the strategic direction of GoFundMe.

Ten years ago, the GoFundMe founders, Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester, had the idea of creating a fundraising site. They quickly realized that people truly DO want to help one another. They built the foundation, hired the right people and created a culture that is uniquely GoFundMe. This became the start of the GoFundMe you know today.

As they grew…

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