Ways to Fund a Funeral Through Online Services

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

With the cost of funerals these days averaging $10,000 there is a lot of financial strain that can go into preparing and carrying out a funeral service. The good news is that technology has a solution to this problem and can help you out in ways that you probably never thought possible. Funding a funeral service through online services may be daunting at first, but it's a relatively simple process that allows you to tap into a vast network of resources and support.

 

Tapping into your social circles and that of your friends may not quite be for you. The fact is that these networks have something for everyone. Even if you're not technologically adept or completely caught up with the ins and outs of social media, it is a poweful tool that you should absolutely consider. Asking for help during a time like this may seem like a form of surrender, but there are undoubedtly people who care about you and your family who won't hesitate to lend you a helping hand in your time of need. Donation websites and added awareness through social media campaigns can ease your stuggle in these difficult situations.

 

On top of generic platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, more specialized funding platforms are specifically geared towards helping to fund your funeral service. They can be supremely helpful and take a lot of the management stress off your hands. Freeing up time like this allows to to better concentrate on more important tasks at hand. Furthermore, knowing that your funding isn't an issue adds some well-needed peace of mind.


Websites like gofundme.com allow you to reach out to friends, family, and the generosity of strangers. If anyone thinks the internet is a rough and insensitive place, they haven't yet heard about these sites. They allow families to raise over $2,000 on average to help you cover whatever expenses you need. They also have added sections for condolences to be given if you wish.

 

So remember, if you're stuggling to cover the cost of a loved one's funeral service, there are many people out there who are happy to help share your financial burden. You shouldn't let your pride affect the quality of tribute and respect that you're able to pay during a funeral service. Your loved ones deserve the best and online services are a way to offer them a final courtesy without breaking the bank or causing undue financial stress in the future.

 

If you have any further questions that you would like answered, please do not hesitate to contact Thomas Gallagher Funeral Home. Together we can help build a financial plan that works for you and gives you proper peace of mind.

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