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What the community says about GoFundMe
- "I was in a real desperate situation and needed to raise money to pay for my back surgery. Unfortunately, my insurance would not pay for the procedure and I do not come from a wealthy household. A good friend recommended me to try crowdsourcing the funds, so I made a profile and created a campaign on GoFundMe. Within two weeks thanks to GoFundMe I was able to raise enough money to pay for my surgery and get my life back on track. I am really thankful that a resource like this exists.""Unlike most crowd fundraising websites GoFundMe feels personal which is why if I feel like helping someone out its where I go to first. The biggest problem is just how many people need help and how limited I am to help them, which makes it sad to go there."
- "I've used GoFundMe a few times for donating to people and groups. While it's a great page, I do think they acquire too much in fees from the person/group for payment of their services. It's definitely a great concept but I believe other providers offer their services free to the person/group (such as CaringBridge)"
- "I am a hurricane Irma victim that lost almost everything. I set up a GoFundMe and tried to share it everywhere I could. I even got other people to help me by sharing it on their page. Everyone was so overwhelmed by hurricane Harvey and then hurricane Irma that many victims got completely lost in the shuffle. We only got one donation. My biggest help was through local churches and shelters. They did more for me than GoFundMe or even FEMA.""On the one hand GoFund me is good for getting money to people who really need it but I feel like this might direct people to donate to the shady exploitative sob stories that tend to crop up after a crisis rather than an official place.""This is a really good way to help Hurricane Irma victims. It doesn't require you to do much. You can help from home without having to stress out very hard. So it feels good and is easy."