In the wake of a natural disaster or crisis, it’s not uncommon for someone to turn to GoFundMe. 

I sent an email to GoFundMe asking about donations after the fire and this is their reply. — Jim

I’d like to start off by saying that our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the devastating wildfires in southern Oregon and across the state.

When the fires first broke out, the GoFundMe Trust & Safety Team briefed officials in Oregon on the steps the company takes to protect donors and recipients, including the  GoFundMe  Guarantee which ensures funds raised on GoFundMe go to the right place.

In the wake of a natural disaster or crisis, it’s not uncommon for someone to turn to GoFundMe. 

GoFundMe monitors the platform around the clock for all new fundraisers created to help victims, families, and communities.

I’d like to direct you to the centralized hub GoFundMe created in response to the wildfires which identifies the verified fundraisers that have been created to help those who have been impacted. The hub includes hundreds of fundraisers for those who were impacted by the Almeda fire in Ashland, Talent and Phoenix and makes it easier for people to find, share, and donate. gofundme.com/c/act/oregon-fires

Additionally, we also launched a Wildfire Relief Fund, donations to which will be issued as grants to individuals, organizations, and communities that have either been impacted themselves or are dedicated to helping those affected by wildfires.

More broadly, we’ve seen thousands of fundraisers created in response to the recent fires across California, Oregon, and Washington. Hundreds of thousands of donors have generously raised over $25 million to support those affected.

Angelique Mcnaughton
Regional Communications
GoFundMe

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