Crowdfunding For Colorado Wildfires
Natural disasters can happen at any time, and the results are often catastrophic. Whether an area is forced to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane, flood, tornado or a forest fire, there will always be a need for money and volunteers to help rebuild. DonationTo provides a great resource for individuals and groups that want to host a crowdfund campaign in order to assist financially after a natural disaster.
One of the best aspects of using DonationTo to collect online donations is that we enable you to avoid paying additional credit card fees, and you will also be able to keep 100 percent of the money that you collect. In other words, if you are crowdfunding to help an area that was hit with a forest fire, you will be able to donate every cent that you raise to the cause. Additionally, your supporters will be able to make a donation 24/7 from any web enabled device by using their credit card or bank account via PayPal and WePay. This makes it much easier to hit your goal, and hosting a fully funded campaign is the best way to help an area that has been ravaged by a forest fire.
Approximately 6,400 people had to be evacuated from the Colorado Springs area after a series of destructive wildfires began on June 11, 2013. The cause of the fires is still unknown, but they have already completely destroyed at least 92 homes. Firefighters are battling harsh weather conditions, including strong winds and record high temperatures. To date, there have been no fatalities discovered, but at least one local resident has been reported missing. Unfortunately, the severe heat from the wildfires has prevented firefighters from adequately searching the last known location of the missing individual.
This latest set of wildfires in Colorado is very similar to the Waldo Canyon Fire that produced two fatalities and destroyed 346 houses in 2012. Firefighters are working around the clock to prevent these current fires from causing the same level of destruction as the 2012 fire, but it impossible to know at this time if they will be successful.
An Example of a Successful Natural Disaster Fundraising Campaign
Japan’s Pacific Coast was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011. As a result of this natural disaster, more than 19,000 people were killed and at least 1 million buildings were destroyed. Sadly, the damage is still impacting residents of the impacted area, and an estimated 305,000 people were homeless at the beginning of 2013. Almost 7,000 of the people who are still looking for permanent homes are elderly residents of Minamisoma, Fukushima. Although the disaster happened more than two years ago, these 7,000 people are still struggling to buy water and food, and they have been forced to live in temporary housing.
In order to help the victims of the earthquake, a group called the Tokyo Brits held an online crowdfunding campaign with the intention of raising $11,000 specifically for the elderly people who are still living in temporary shelters. By harnessing the power of the Internet, the group was able to raise more than $16,000 in connection with their three-day charity bike ride.
Raising money online for a natural disaster is one of the best ways to make a large group donation to a worthy cause. Whether your area is dealing with a forest fire such as the ones that are currently burning through Colorado or a flood that has damaged several homes, it is important to consider taking steps to help out. By using DonationTo, you will be able to give every penny that you collect to the cause, and your supporters will find it easy to make an online donation. Every natural disaster impacts people’s lives, homes and businesses, and hosting a natural disaster crowdfunding campaign is a great way to provide much-needed funding for cleanup, repairs and essential supplies.
To crowd fund in case of a natural disaster, sign up on DonationTo.com and share the cause to let the crowdfunding work by using our donation website.
Looking for additional crowdfunding tips check out these other links: How to Plan Your Cause to Fundraise Better, How to Fundraise in 5 Steps, How to Fundraise with Corporations, How to Ask Businesses for Fundraising Help, How to Raise Funds with Online Charity
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