We really hope that none of you will ever have to use today’s Link of the Day, but if you or a loved one every have a medical emergency, you may have to. We first came across GiveForward.com when we were covering the skier Sarah Burke’s medical bills and her family’s financial situation after her death. Because of the unusual circumstances of Sarah Burke’s injuries, her family was was left with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills that insurance would not cover, and so they turned to fundraising on GiveForward.com to help raise what they couldn’t pay themselves.
Since then, we’ve taken a closer look at GiveForward.com and discovered that Sarah Burke’s family is not alone in turning to GiveForward.com for help in paying astronomical medical bills. Here is a video on what GiveForward.com does:
Now, if you do start a fundraiser on GiveForward.com, do not forget to read the fine print! GiveForward.com takes 7% of total donations made with credit card, debit card or PayPal so while it’s convenient, it’s not free. This 7% covers all processing fees, which include, but are not limited to the credit card fees and PayPal fees. In general, for every $100 donation, GiveForward will deduct $7 in total fees.
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