Need Help Paying Bills
Get Help Paying Bills
In times of crises, many families struggle with paying bills. A medical illness, natural disaster or legal fees can leave a family in need of help.
Help Paying Medical Bills
It is estimated that 60% of bankruptcy cases filed in the U.S. are the result of medical debts. Unexpected or even routine medical care can cause thousands of dollars in medical bills. While, national and local programs exist, it may be hard to qualify and could take months to receive bill assistance.
Consider starting a GiveForward fundraiser for a friend or family member who needs help paying medical bills. The Team John Fundraiser raised over $44,000 to help his family pay for medical bills his family faced.
Help Paying Bills after a Disaster
Large and national disasters gain attention from organizations and find millions of dollars in donations. Smaller, personal disasters such as home fires or flooding, however, can leave a family stranded with many bills and few options to pay them.
The Forster family used GiveForward to raise $27,000 after their home in Staten Island was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Many of the funds will go to help paying bills and rebuilding a new home.
Assistance with Legal Bills
Legal expenses can happen for a variety of reasons and are many times very costly. Erika used a GiveForward fundraising page to raise money to defray the costs of legal bills of a family law case.