How Grieving Families Honour Loved Ones & Get Emergency Support With Memorial Fundraising

By: Milton, Diamond

Published On: August 23, 2021

Experiencing the demise of a loved one is one of the most difficult things any person has to go through. Sudden deaths can cause a drastic effect on the emotional and mental well-being of any family. On the other hand, handling financial matters after the passing of a loved one can seem impossible. Handling financial matters and organizing a funeral is in itself a lot to handle while simultaneously coping with the loss of a loved one. 

Memorial fundraising is a viable option to get much needed support during critical times like these. It can help raise funds for and cover emergency expenditures as well as daily needs at the earliest. While memorial fundraising is quite common in the west, it has only started to pick up in India relatively recently. Before that, however, let’s first understand what memorial fundraising is and how one can start a memorial fundraiser on a chosen crowdfunding platform in India:

What Is A Memorial Fundraiser?

A memorial fundraiser can help family and friends honour their loved ones. It can also support grieving families in managing unexpected expenditures, pending medical bills and funeral costs. It can help ease financial stress during an already difficult time. In some cases, memorial fundraising has also been used to support a cause that was dear to the deceased.

Rise Of Memorial Fundraisers During Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread havoc in India, the bulk of which was felt during the second wave. The healthcare system was severely affected and the majority of the population lost their livelihoods during this period. The subsequent lockdowns had a detrimental effect on the mental health of most people. 

To make things worse, many families lost their breadwinners. The loss of life of a dear one coupled with loss of stability during an already trying time can create an environment devoid of hope for many families, especially for those who have lost all their life savings to rapidly increasing medical bills. Some families couldn’t even give their loved ones a proper funeral due to lack of funds. Many children were left in the lurch and their futures hung in the balance as they lost one or even both of their parents to COVID-19.

At a time like this, memorial fundraising helped families push through and access resources that otherwise seemed beyond their reach. These families started a memorial fundraiser on crowdfunding platforms such as ImpactGuru to cover expenses and also get support from the community. They asked for help and were answered by donors around the world who were committed to supporting them by generously donating to their fundraisers.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, there has been a sharp rise in the number of memorial fundraisers on crowdfunding platforms in India. These memorial fundraisers have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of families.

If you know someone who is finding it difficult to manage expenses after the demise of a loved one, then consider starting a memorial fundraiser on behalf of them. If you need any assistance, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 1-800-102-0380