In response to the devastating flooding in Kerala, India, GoFundMe has created a centralized location of verified GoFundMe campaigns helping those impacted by the deadly floods.
People around the world are coming together to support those experiencing loss during this event. Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised, with donations coming from across the United States and 13 countries.
How campaign funds are released
It’s helpful to know how a donation ends up getting to a beneficiary (the person or group a campaign is intended to benefit). Funds are collected by our payment processors, held, and then released only to the person named as the beneficiary. If a campaign organizer has a direct, personal connection to the beneficiary, then in some instances the campaign organizer may withdraw the funds to provide directly to the beneficiary. If any questions arise, our team will hold the funds unless the beneficiary is verified to our satisfaction. This layer of protection ensures that funds go only into the right hands. Our team will provide around-the-clock support to ensure of the money goes to the right place.