Need Help With Funeral Costs?
August 31, 2018
When it comes to making a donation to those in need, people are often quick to support local charities or organizations. In most places, if someone is in need, their community is quick to rally around them and offer what support they can. What many people fail to realize though is the number of people of who are in need of help with funeral costs.
A funeral carries many costs like legal fees, estate fees, funeral products and the cost of the service. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funeral is now $7181. For some families, this can be a lot of money to gather quickly.
When you factor in things like the cost of a casket, burial vault, headstone and cemetery plot, the costs can add up quickly. Then when it comes time to plan the funeral or memorial service, all the extra expenses like flowers, decorations, food and refreshments, venue rental and much more can easily put the total cost to more than your family has budgeted for. When it comes to honoring a loved one, you never want to have to decide between options when planning a service. At our funeral home we understand that every family’s budget is different and we want to ensure that cost is never a deciding factor when honoring a loved one.
Today many families are turning to crowding platforms to for assistance with funeral costs or memorial service costs. It can be hard for families to ask for assistance with funeral costs, although for many families, they want to give their loved ones the goodbye they deserve. However, if they are unable to cover the funeral expenses and have to settle for something less, the feelings of guilt and disappointment can be immense.
Introducing A Helping Hand
Starting a GoFundMe for funeral expenses is becoming an increasingly popular option. For one thing, GoFundMe is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. If people are approached to donate to another platform, they may be hesitant if they are unfamiliar with it. On the other hand, GoFundMe is a household name that is used by millions of people every day.
The problem with just starting a GoFundMe campaign is all of the added work to raise the funds, have them deposited into the organizers account and then pay the funeral home. To solve these issues, we are proud to introduce, A Helping Hand – the industries first and only funeral financial assistance program to partner with GoFundMe.
A Helping Hand is an online platform that your family can use to receive assistance with funeral costs. Instead of struggling to cover funeral expenses, your family can start a campaign for others to donate to and ensure your loved one receives the service they deserve. What makes A Helping Hand different than your standard GoFundMe campaign is that everything is handled by the funeral home. Once the campaign ends, the money is transferred directly to the funeral home before any leftover funds are redirected to the deceased’s surviving family.
Start A Campaign Today
If you’re interested in starting a campaign or learning more about A Helping Hand, please feel free to contact us today. We are proud to offer this crowdfunding service to the families in our community and would be honored to assist your family with saying goodbye.
When you’re ready to begin a campaign, our staff will handle the setup process so all you have to do is set a goal and share a link to the campaign with family and friends. Each campaign allows you set a goal and see the contributions being made in real time. Once your goal is reached, you will have the option of closing the campaign or leaving it open for additional donations. After the campaign has ended, you will be able to view the names of everyone who has donated so you can send messages of thanks.