Seattle Father Starts New Campaigns to Erase School Lunch Debt After Successful GoFundMeJeff Lew, a Seattle father of three children, has started two new campaigns to eliminate school lunch debt in Washington state after his first GoFundMe raised more than $24,000—more than enough to erase the debt for the entire Seattle Public Schools district. His new campaigns aim to erase the debts of all students in Renton and Tacoma districts.
GoFundMe Earth Day: In the Last Two Years, Organizers Have Raised More Than $15 Million for 12,000 Environmental CausesWhether it’s purchasing trees for conservation in rural Mississippi, turning the family farm into a nature preserve in South America, helping the Humane Society save abandoned chimpanzees in Liberia, or a snorkeling trip north of the Arctic circle, more than 12,000 organizers from 29 countries have raised more than $15 million for environmental stewardship over the past two years.
Florida Family Searching for Bone Marrow Donor for One-Year-Old DaughterOne-year-old Emilie Meza was diagnosed with leukemia several months ago, and her family is now looking for a bone marrow donor. To date, more than 3,500 people in her St. Petersburg community have applied to be bone marrow donors with Be The Match. Emilie’s aunt, Maria, set up a GoFundMe to help her sister’s family with expenses while Emilie undergoes treatment.
GoFundMe: Wisconsin Volunteer Firefighter Helps Provide Canine Wheelchairs to Families in 30 States and 3 CountriesJason Parker found a canine wheelchair for Gunnar and helped him regain his strength. Then an animal rescue shelter in Texas saw Parker’s story online and asked him to help find a wheelchair for one of their dogs. He found a chair, and that’s how Gunnar’s Wheels was born. Since 2016, Parker has helped supply over 100 canine wheelchairs to people in 30 states and 3 countries.
Over $1 Million Raised on GoFundMe for Somali Famine Relief in Less Than 24 Hours"In less than 24 hours, ‘Love Army For Somalia’ has been shared tens of thousands of times and has quickly become a powerful movement around the world. Donors from 125 countries have united to help those in need in Somalia, so far raising over $1 million. GoFundMe has donated $50,000 to show our full support of this important effort. We are grateful be a part of the #LoveArmyForSomalia,” said Rob Solomon, CEO and Chairman of GoFundMe.
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